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AI Tools for your Research with Google Cloud Platform

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Rutgers Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) invites you to an interactive workshop with Google Cloud to learn more about how to integrate AI tools into your research platform. Join us for presentations, demos, and hands-on labs facilitated by the Google Cloud team.

Note: Due to overwhelming demand for participation, registration for this workshop is now closed. We are considering hosting a second workshop in the near future.

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024

Location: Rutgers Busch Campus — Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering building, Room 206

Visitors: Register your vehicle for special event parking permission in Lots 54, 51B and 51.
Rutgers staff, faculty, and students: You may park in the designated lots that your parking permit allows.

Workshop Agenda

10:00–10:10 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

  • Welcome remarks from Google Cloud and Rutgers representatives
  • Introduction to the workshop and objectives

10:10–10:25 a.m.

GenAI use cases for higher ed/researchers presentation

  • Demo: Generative AI (GenAI) for research grants — Use Google-like search to sift through thousands of available grants online and use GenAI to draft a personalized application response.

10:25–11:10 a.m.

Gemini multi-modal capabilities

  • Hands-on lab: Qwiklabs — Gain hands-on experience with Gemini’s multimodal capabilities, including detecting objects in photos, understanding drawings, charts and abstractions and reasoning across them.

11:10 a.m.–noon

Introduction to Gemini and multi-modal capabilities

  • Demo: Use Gemini to solve and reason through complex math and physics problems; understand nuance to detect errors even with handwritten problems.
  • Demo: Watch Google’s latest Gemini model, which has a 1 million token context window, ingest and analyze a large video.

Vertex AI search and conversation

  • Hands-on lab: Qwiklabs — Build Vertex AI Search app. Ingest your internal docs/website and combine it with Google’s search and GenAI capabilities to provide relevant, contextual answers grounded in factuality.

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Q&A, and wrap-up

  • Open forum for participants to ask questions and discuss their specific needs and challenges

Workshop details and prerequisites

  • Workshop format: Presentation and hands-on lab sessions
  • Target audience: Faculty, researchers, staff and students looking to learn more about AI tools to improve their work.
  • Knowledge prerequisites: None
  • Hardware/software prerequisites: Participants should bring a laptop with an up-to-date web browser.
  • Learning objectives: Participants will learn how to use AI tools on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Please note: Both in-person and virtual attendees should have a laptop. Attendees will receive an email from Google a couple of days before the event to download a free trial version of Qwiklabs, which is used during the workshop.

If you have questions or need help, please email the Office of Advanced Research Computing at


June 10
10:00 am - 1:00 pm