Northwestern Computational Research Day 2014

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The inaugural Computational Research Day took place on April 22, 2014  in the Norris University Center on the Evanston Campus.

Agenda

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

Opening Address—Big Ten Room

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

9:15—10:00 a.m.

Keynote—Big Ten Room

"NEIL: Learning Visual and Common Sense Knowledge"
Presented by: Abhinav Gupta, Assistant Research Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

10:00—10:45 a.m.

Keynote—Big Ten Room

"High Performance Computing – A Powerful Tool for Research in Mechanics"
Presented by: Jianmin Qu, Walter P. Murphy Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

10:45—11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break—Louis Lobby

11:00—11:30 a.m.

"Deciphering Gene Regulation Through Next-Generation Sequencing"—Big Ten Room
Presented by: Jindan Yu, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology Oncology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

"Multimodal Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Neuropsychiatric Disorders"—Arch Room
Presented by: Lei Wang, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Feinberg School of Medicine

"Crowdsourcing Audio Production Interfaces"—Lake Room
Presented by: Bryan Pardo, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Discussion—Research Data Management: How Will Northwestern Address New Sharing Requirements? —Rock Room

Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian, Northwestern University Library
Claire Stewart, Director, Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation and Head, Digital Collections

11:30 a.m.—Noon

"When Does Environmental Sustainability Pay Off? Association Between Eco-Activities and Operating Performance" - Big Ten Room
Presented by: Sunil Chopra, Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, J. L. Kellogg School of Management

"Big Data, High Performance Computing, and Genomics: Genomewide Association Studies Using Electronic Health Records"—Arch Room
Presented by: Geoffrey Hayes, Assistant Professor,  Medicine, Endocrinology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

"Lattice Evolution Algorithms: For Designing Nano-Optice on a Subwavelength Lattice"—Lake Room
Presented by:Mark Huntington, PhD Candidate, advised by Teri Odom

"Computing the Quantum: Novel Approaches for Data Selection and Analysis at the Large Hadron Collider"—Rock Room
Presented by: Kristian Hahn, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Noon—1:00 p.m.

CIERA Poster Session—Louis Room A

Faculty Networking Luncheon—Louis Room B
Sponsored by IBM

1:00 —1:50 p.m.

Panel—High-Performance Computing and Visualization at Northwestern—Louis Room B

Fruma Yehiely, Director, Office of Research Development
Joseph Paris, Associate Director, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies
Sinan Keten, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Pradeep Sivakumar, Sr. High Performance Computing Specialist, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies
Matthew McCrory, Lead Visualization Engineer, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies

Moderator: William Kath, Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

2:00—2:45 p.m.

 Keynote—Big Ten Room

"Exploring the Nanoscale Mechanisms of Deformation and Microstructural Evolution in Nanostructured Metals Using Atomistic Simulations"
Presented by: Garritt Tucker, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

2:45—3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break—Louis Lobby

3:00—3:30 p.m.

"Quantum Chemistry on Parallel Computers"—Arch Room
Presented by: Toru Shiozaki, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

"Analyzing RNA-seq Analysis"—Big Ten Room
Presented by: Matt Schipma, Research Associate and Technical Director of Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility, Center for Genetic Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

"Oxide Surfaces"—Rock Room
Presented by: Laurence D. Marks, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

3:30—4:00 p.m.

"Large Scale Computations of Antibodies and Nuclear Pore Complexes"—Arch Room
Presented by: Igal Szleifer, Enroth-Cugell Chair, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

"The Universe on a Computer: Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation"—Big Ten Room
Presented by: Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIERA: Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

"How to Shape Customer Behavior Using Delay Announcement"—Rock Room
Presented by: Achal Bassamboo, Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management

4:00—4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Poster Presentation Awards—Big Ten Room

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

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