High Performance Computing Day

May 21, 2019: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

8-8:45 a.m.Registration and coffee / breakfast – Supported by Microway
8:45-9 a.m.Opening Remarks
Nourredine Melikechi, Dean of Kennedy College of Sciences, UMass Lowell
Kirk Jordan, IBM
Data centric systems: Algorithm exploitation & evolving AI / Cognitive examples
10-10:25 a.m.Coffee break
10:25-10:55 a.m.Mark Hempstead, Tufts Univ.
Workload Characterization Tools for Every Need: From Architecture Agnostic Classification of Communication to Trace-based Simulation of Multi-Threaded Workloads
11-11:30 a.m.Stephen de Bruyn Kops, UMass Amherst
Why huge simulations are invaluable for understanding fluid flow physics
11:35 a.m. -12:05 p.m.Mary Jo Ondrechen, Northeastern University
Electrostatic networks in natural enzymes: What can we learn for protein engineering?
12:05-1:15 p.m.Lunch - Supported by Dell EMC
1:15-1:30 p.m.Julia Levites, NVIDIA
GPU Hackathons – accelerating applications through hands-on experience and collaboration
1:30-2 p.m.Stratis Ioannidis, Northeastern University
Distributing Frank-Wolfe via Map-Reduce
2:05-2:35 p.m.Nurit Haspel, UMass Boston
Detecting Large Scale Chromosomal Rearrangements: A big data challenge
2:40-3:10 p.m.Noah Van Dam, UMass Lowell
Using HPC for engine and fuel spray simulations
3:10-4 p.m.Coffee break and poster session
4-4:30 p.m.Maricris Mayes, UMass Dartmouth
Quantum chemical study of the initial-assembly of aromatic dipeptides into nanosturectures for biomedical applications
4:35-5:10 p.m.Benoit Forget, MIT
High-fidelity nuclear reactor simulations and the need for Exascale computing
5:15-5:40 p.m.Dmitry Korkin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Frozen: Finding genomic elements that are extremely conserved in evolution using cache-oblivious computing
5:45-6 p.m.Poster prizes and closing remarks
Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, UMass Lowell

Poster Presentations

  • Michael Dave Barquilla
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Theoretical Study on the Gas- and Aqueous-Phase Photodegradation and Thermal Decomposition Channels of Pyruvic Acid
  • Valentin Boutrouche
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Dynamics of Pattern Formation in Arc Discharges
  • Rasool Elahi
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Enhanced solar radiation absorption by carbon dioxide in thermodynamic nonequilibrium: A computational study
  • Andrew Judell-Halfpenny
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    The Tailor RNA-Seq pipeline for De Novo Disease Biomarker Discovery
  • Djeneba Kassambara
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Accurate Numerical Solutions of Helmholtz Equations Using Layered Media Green's Function
  • James Kuczynski
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Efficient Distributed Computing with Heterogeneous Clusters
  • Peng Liang
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Coupled Plasma-Electrode Simulation of the Chemical and Thermal Non-Equilibrium Free-Burning Arc
  • Braegan Spring
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    A SPIKE banded linear system package
  • Vishal Tiwari
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Three Dimensional Dynamically Driven Double-Degenerate Double-Detonation Simulations for Type Ia Supernova
  • Caleb Traylor
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Computational Analysis of Wind Turbine Blade Acoustics for Structural Health Monitoring

To learn more about our speakers please click on the links that accompany their names.

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