What does Building Capability Together | Waihanga Āheitanga Kotahitanga look like? Join the NeSI Team for eResearch NZ 2022

Next week, as part of eResearch NZ 2022, the research sector will be gathering online to discuss and explore successful research community collaborations, data goverance best practice, infrastructure innovations, skill capabilities, and other key drivers behind the science and innovation ecosystem.

This year's eResearch NZ theme is Building Capability Together | Waihanga Āheitanga Kotahitanga, reflecting the diverse range of perspectives, communities, and Mātauranga Māori approaches that are layered within the research landscape. NeSI team members are exploring what this looks like by leading or co-hosting the following sessions at eResearch NZ:

Day 1 - Wednesday 09 February

  • NeSI's FlexiHPC Cloud Platform: What is it and why?
    11:30 - 11:50 am

    Blair Bethwaite & Sean Matheny (NeSI), and Richard Tumaliuan (REANNZ)
  • Capability growth continues: Genomics Aotearoa and NeSI set to reach 1,000 learners in 2022
    11:50 am - 12:10 pm 

    Dinindu Senanayake (NeSI) and Ngoni Faya (Genomics Aotearoa) 
  • Building collaborations across New Zealand's eResearch sector
    12:10 - 12:30 pm

    Jana Makar (NeSI), Hannah Edwards (REANNZ), Claire Grant (Genomics Aotearoa)
  • NeSI: Computer capability and computing capably
    12:30 - 12:50 pm

    Nick Jones (NeSI)
  • Early performance measurements on Mahuika extension: The next generation of NeSI HPC infrastructure
    12:30 - 12:50 pm

    Jeff Zais (NeSI)
  • Shared approach to building national capability in eResearch
    2:10 - 2:30 pm

    Georgina Rae (NeSI) and Nauman Maqbool (AgResearch)
  • Working together to build Aotearoa Genomic Data Repository
    2:10 - 2:30 pm
    Jun Huh (NeSI) & Mik Black (Genomics Aotearoa)
  • AgResearch's new eResearch Infrastructure on NeSI's FlexiHPC, a pathfinder for national delivery of mid-tier HPC
    2:30 - 2:50 pm

    Blair Bethwaite (NeSI) and Ben Taylor (AgResearch)
  • NeSI Training Roadmap: Goals for 2022 and beyond
    2:30 - 2:50 pm
    Megan Guidry (NeSI)
  • Applying machine learning to research: what I wish I knew before starting
    3:20 - 4:50 pm

    Megan Guidry (NeSI), Gill Dobbie (University of Auckland), Brent Martin (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research), Albert Bifet (University of Waikato) 
  • Sharing eResearch communications best practice across the Tasman
    3:20 - 4:50 pm
    Jana Makar (NeSI)

Day 2 - Thursday 10 February

  • Getting the most out of your NeSI allocation
    11:00 - 11:20 am

    Chris Scott & Anthony Shaw (NeSI)
  • From interactive data exploration to model fitting - a data science journey on NeSI
    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Maxime Rio, Chris Scott & Alex Pletzer (NeSI)
  • Te Ao Māori in eResearch
    1:30 - 3:40 pm

    Nick Jones (NeSI), Mik Black (Genomics Aotearoa), Carl Olsen (REANNZ)
  • Human Cell Atlas data coordination - lessons learnt
    3:20 - 3:30 pm

    Claire Rye (NeSI)
  • Future eResearch capabilities - what do we need?
    3:50 - 4:50 pm

    Nick Jones (NeSI)
  • Open source software development - dos and don'ts
    3:50 - 4:50 pm
    Alex Pletzer & Chris Scott (NeSI), Hilary Oliver (NIWA)
  • Women in HPC Australasia: Improving diversity and capability development in HPC & eResearch spaces
    3:50 - 4:50 pm
    Jana Makar (NeSI), Kiowa Scott-Hurley (Monash University), Aditi Subramanya (Pawsey Supercomputing Centre)

Day 3 - Friday 11 February

  • Metrics for RSE Contributions: An overview of community consultations
    10:50 - 11:10 am

    Nooriyah Lohani (NeSI), Justin Baker (CSIRO), Dr. Manodeep Sinha (Swinburne University)
  • My Leadership Journey: Adventures from the American Midwest & Southeast to Wellington
    11:10 - 11:30 am

    Neil Bright (NeSI)
  • Change and the Mindset of Teaming
    11:40 am - 12:40 pm

    Will Armitage & Eirian Perkins (NeSI)
  • NeSI: Behind the scenes
    11:40 am - 12:00 pm

    Gene Soudlenkov (NeSI)


Reminder: There's still time to register & students can register for free!

Online registration closes on 08 February. Don't miss your chance to:

  • Learn from other researchers and projects across New Zealand and Australia who are using digital tools & techniques in their research

  • Build skills and knowledge in data science approaches & eResearch applications

  • Learn more about the wider eResearch sector & tap into communities of practice

  • Meet new or re-connect with colleagues from across Australasia (including a special student-focused speed networking session!)

  • Participate in strategic discussions and contribute to community visioning


More information 

Click here to visit the event website.
If you have any questions, email Liina Neeme - liina.neeme@auckland.ac.nz.