Northwestern Computational Research Day 2016

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The third annual Computational Research Day will take place on April 19, 2016, in the Norris University Center on the Evanston Campus. Registration/Check-In will be in the Louis Lobby from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Please check back often for changes and updates to the agenda.

Proposed Agenda

Time Event
8:30—9:00 a.m. Registration/Check-In and Continental Breakfast—Louis Lobby
9:00—9:15 a.m.

Opening Address—Louis Room

Sean Reynolds, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

9:15—10:15 a.m.

Guest Keynote: Autonomous Mobile Service Robots—Louis Room 

Dr. Manuela Veloso, Herbert A. Simon Professor in Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University

10:15—10:30 a.m. Coffee Break—Louis Lobby
10:30—11:15  a.m.

Parallel Sessions

Decoding Without Supervised Data: A Cryptography Approach to Brain Science—Arch Room
Konrad Kording, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine

A Comparison of Approaches to Advertising Measurement: Evidence from Big Field Experiments at Facebook—Lake Room
Brett Gordon, Associate Professor, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management

Turning Assistive Machines into Assistive Robots—Northwestern Room B
Brenna Argall, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Visualization Challenge—Northwestern Room A

Poster Session—Louis Room (set-up and judging)

11:15—11:45 a.m.

Parallel Sessions

To be announced—Arch Room
Beatriz Penalver, Post Doctoral Fellow, Checmical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Appliced Science

To be announcedLake Room
Vijay Viswanathan, Assistant Professor, Integrated marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism

Mapping and Ancient Maya City through GIS— Northwestern Room B
Cynthia Robin, Professor, Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Visualization Challenge—Continues in Northwestern Room A

Poster Session—Louis Room  (judging continues)

11:45 a.m.—1:15 p.m. Lunch Provided for Registered AttendeesLouis Room 
1:15—2:15 p.m.

Guest Keynote: Title to be announced—Louis Room 

Iqbal Arshad, Vice President of Engineering of Global Product Development, Motorola Mobility

2:15—2:30 p.m.

Coffee BreakLouis Lobby

2:30—3:15 p.m.

Parallel Sessions

To be announced—Arch Room
Rosemary Braun, Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Understanding Genome and Trait Evolution Using Large-Scale Data Science Approaches—Northwestern Room A
Erik Andersen, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts and Science

The Age of Information and the Fitness of Scientific Ideas and Inventions—Lake Room
Brian Uzzi, Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

Fine-scale Modeling of Infrastructure and Geological Materials— Northwestern Room B
Gianluca Cusatis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

3:15—3:45 p.m.

Parallel Sessions

To be announced— Arch Room
Ramana Davuluri, Professor, Preventive Medicine, Health and Biomedical Informatics Division; Feinberg School of Medicine

Harnessing Chemical Synthesis to Design Qubits—Northwestern Room A
Danna Freedman, Assistant Professor, Chemistry , Weinberg College of Arts and Science

The Future of Coding: How Computational Methods and Machine Learning are Changing Sociological Content Analysis—Lake Room
Laura Nelson, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

To be announced—Northwestern Room B
Matthew Schneider, Assistant Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

3:45—4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Poster Competition and Visualization Awards—Louis Room 

Joseph Paris, Associate Director, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies
Jackie Milhans, Lead Computational Specialist, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies

4:00—5:00 p.m. Researchers' Reception - Louis Lobby

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