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Presidion Newsletter, March 2015

For the latest news, events, and resources from Presidion, please visit

Upcoming MATLAB and Simulink Webinars, March 2015

Please see the following link for a schedule of upcoming MATLAB and Simulink Webinars for March 2015:

Wolfram Insider for Education, Issue 2, 2015

Please see the following link for a copy of the latest Wolfram newsletter:

Matlab Virtual Conference, 25 March 2015

The MATLAB Virtual Conference show syou how to get the most of out of MATLAB and Simulink for technical computing and Model-Based Design.  For more information, please visit the registration page here:


Wolfram Language Tutorials online workshop Feb 26

Seats are still available for the free online Wolfram Language Tutorials.


Wolfram Language Tutorials

February 26, 1pm-2:45pm US EST


Learn how to plot and visualize data, build functions, and generate reports. Our instructors will take you step-by-step along a project’s path, and you can ask questions along the way.

See more details and register today:

MATLAB Digest | Academic Edition – February 2015

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Presidion’s new Academic Portal is now live

Presidion, formerly SPSS Ireland, have made available a new Academic Portal with SPSS resources for TCD students and staff using the application and those who teach people how to use the application

To register, visit and make sure you register with your email address as the Academic Portal is only available to registered TCD students and staff

Those who are interested in accessing resources to help with the use of SPSS should sign up as a ‘Student’.  Those who teach people how to use SPSS may wish to sign up as a ‘Lecturer’.

This Portal contains helpful advice on how to get started with SPSS, tips and tricks for Statistics, sample data sets and further practical information to enhance the use and teaching of IBM SPSS. This is part of our value-added support for Academic clients.

For questions, please contact:


[MATLAB Webinars] Upcoming Academic Sessions – January 2015

Join us online to learn more about MATLAB and Simulink. Each live webinar is free and features application demonstrations followed by a Q&A session with a MathWorks Engineer.


Parallel Computing with MATLAB
January 9, 2015
Session 1:  2 pm // Session 2:  7 pm

Learn how you can use Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server to speed up MATLAB applications by using the desktop and cluster computing hardware you already have. You will learn how minimal programming efforts can speed up your applications on widely available desktop systems equipped with multicore processors and GPUs, and how to continue scaling your speed up with a computer cluster.


Introduction to Geospatial (Mapping) Analysis using MATLAB
Date: January 16, 2015
Session 1:  2 pm // Session 2:  7 pm

This session provides an overview of using MATLAB for geospatial image and data analysis. Using imagery acquired from USGS Web Services, we will demonstrate the development and application of an algorithm to quantify from aerial imagery the portion of land under irrigation.

This session is intended for anyone interested in using MATLAB to analyze geospatially-oriented data.

Highlights include:

  • Accessing aerial NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program) imagery from a web map server
  • Developing an algorithm to detect and differentiate irrigation crop circles
  • Automating the algorithm over a range of sub-images
  • Displaying results on a map axis
  • Generating reports on the results

Additionally, we will demonstrate the registration of aerial images and the positioning of cellular towers to optimize coverage.

Highlights include:

  • Downloading digital elevation model and aerial imagery using WMS
  • Annotating terrain data with contour lines, colormaps, and more
  • Calculating line-of-sight visibility, and viewshed


Computer Vision Made Easy
Date: January 27, 2015
Session 1:  2 pm // Session 2:  7 pm

In this webinar you will learn how to use computer vision algorithms to solve real world imaging problems. Computer vision uses images and video to detect, classify, and track objects or events in order to understand a real-world scene.

You will discover how to:

  • Find moving objects in video
  • Analyze the motion of objects
  • Detect and locate faces in images and video
  • Track a single object over many frames of video

We will demonstrate key features through real world examples including:

  • Analyzing the flow of traffic using motion analysis
  • Using a person’s movements to interact with a computer
  • Locating an object in a cluttered scene

This webinar assumes some experience with MATLAB and no experience with computer vision. We will focus on the Computer Vision System Toolbox.

Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) now supported on TCDconnect service

We’re glad to announce that Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) is now supported on the TCDconnect service for students.  Since the release of Yosemite in late October, IS Services have evaluated and tested this new operating system to ensure it is compatible with College IT infrastructure and systems for those using the TCDconnect service.

Some Wi-Fi issues have been noted worldwide by those who have upgraded to Yosemite.  Apple have released an update (version 10.10.1) to resolve some of these issues, and so we recommend that if you are using Yosemite you run the Apple Software Update to install the latest update.

If you are using this operating system and experience any issues registering for the TCDconnect service or using College IT systems, please contact the IS Services Helpdesk.

Staff and postgraduates should note that Yosemite is still being evaluated and tested for those connected to the wired network in College offices and labs or to the staff Wi-Fi service.

Just announced: European Wolfram Technology Conference 2015

Wolfram experts and technical strategists are revisiting the fabulous venue of Radisson Blu in Frankfurt for the European Wolfram Technology Conference, on 2-3 June, 2015:

Register soon at the Early Bird Rate and save over 20% on your conference fee.

This will be their third consecutive event held in Germany, building on the great success of the 2013 and 2014 conferences.

It’s an exciting opportunity to network with fellow professionals, learn about our latest developments, and meet the experts behind Wolfram’s R&D.