Northwestern Computational Research Day 2015

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The second annual Computational Research Day will take place on April 14, 2015, in the Norris University Center on the Evanston Campus. Registration will be in the Louis Lobby from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Please check back often for changes and updates to the agenda.

Proposed Agenda

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

Opening Address—Louis Room B

Jay Walsh, Vice President for Research, Office for Research, Northwestern University

9:15—9:55 a.m.

Guest Keynote: Big Data in the Humanities: From Visualization to Ethics—Louis Room B

Geoffrey Rockwell, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta, Canada

10:00—10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break—Louis Lobby

10:30—10:55  a.m.

Parallel Sessions

Encoding & Complex Searches for a Scholarly Edition of an Early Modern Text: The Purchas Project—Louis Room B
Presented by: Sylvester Johnson, Co-Editor, Journal of Africana Religions, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Religious Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Title to be announced—Lake Room
Presented by: TBD

Research Data Management: status of new sharing requirements—Rock Room
Presented by: Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian, Northwestern University Library

Title to be announced—Armadillo Room
Presented by: TBD

11:00—11:55 a.m.

Lightning Talks - Computing Services at Northwestern—Rock Room

Advanced Visualization Services
Presented by: Matt McCrory, Lead Visualization Engineer, NUIT Research Computing Services

High-Performance Computing (HPC) at Northwestern
Presented by: Pradeep Sivakumar, HPC Specialist, NUIT Research Computing Services

External HPC Resources
Presented by: Pascal Paschos, Sr. HPC Specialist, NUIT Research Computing Services

A Proactive Approach to IT Vulnerability Management
Presented by: Tim Lekan, Data Security Analyst, NUIT Information and System Security/Compliance

Digital Pedagogy and the Multi-Media Learning Center (MMLC)
Presented by: Josh Honn, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Northwestern University Library and Matt Taylor, IT Director of the MMLC, WCAS

Geographic Information System (GIS) Services
Presented by: Kelsey Rydland, GIS and Data Management Specialist, Northwestern University Library

11:00—11:25 a.m.

Parallel Sessions

Title to be announced—Louis Room B
Presented by: TBD

Title to be announced—Lake Room
Presented by: TBD

Titleto be announced—Armadillo Room
Presented by: TBD

11:30 a.m.—11:55  a.m.

Parallel Sessions

Title to be announced—Louis Room B
Presented by: TBD

Title to be announced—Lake Room
Presented by:TBD

Title to be announced—Armadillo Room
Presented by: TBD

Noon—1:30 p.m.

Lunch - On your own.  

Noon—2:00 p.m.

Poster Session—Wildcat Room  

Data Visualization Challenge—Chicago Room  
 

1:30 —2:25 p.m.

Guest Keynote—Louis Room B

Title to be announced
Presented by: Rayid Ghani, Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Univeristy of Chicago

2:30—3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break—Louis Lobby

3:00—3:25 p.m.

Parallel Sessions

High-throughput Computational Screening of Nanoporous Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications—Louis Room B
Presented by: Randall Q. Snurr, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering

Domain Specific Knowledge Management from Corpora—Lake Room
Presented by: Xiaofeng Zhu, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering

Technologies, Transitions, Translations: Analyzing Gender Reassignment Surgeries and the Thai Medical Tourism Industry—Rock Room
Presented by: Jillana Enteen, Senior Lecturer, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies and Asian Studies Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Patient-specific mathematical neuro-oncology: using computation to optimize treatment of brain cancer—Arch Room
Presented by: Kristin Rae Swanson, Professor in Neurological Surgery, McCormick School of Engineering and Radiology

3:30—3:55 p.m.

Parallel Sessions

Title to be announced—Louis Room B
Presented by: TBD

Title to be announced—Lake Room
Presented by: Ozge Islegen, Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Business

Title to be announced—Rock Room
Presented by: TBD

Title to be announced—Arch Room
Presented by: TBD

4:00—4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Poster Competition and Data Visualization Awards—Louis Room B

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

4:15—6:00 p.m.

Researchers' Cocktail Reception - Silverman Hall Lobby and CAMI 3D Wall

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