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2012 Research Computing Day

UAB Information Technology

Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

2012 Research Computing Day

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Below is the agenda for the annual Research Computing Day, to be held in the Hill University Alumni Auditorium.  Registration for the event is required by Tuesday, September 11th at 5 p.m.


8:15-9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast  
9:00-9:05 Welcome & Overview

David Shealy, Ph.D

IT Research Computing

9:05-9:40 Keynote Address, "Building Capacity in Data Sciences"

Richard Marchase, Ph.D.

Interim President

9:40-10:10 UAB IT 2012 Annual Report

Doug Rigney, Ph.D.

Interim VP, Information Technology

10:10-10:50 Update on UAB Research Computing

John-Paul Robinson, Bob Cloud, David Shealy, Ph.D.

IT Research Computing

10:50-11:10 Break  
11:10-11:45 "Using UAB HPC Computing Resources for Next-Generation Sequence Analysis"

Elliot Lefkowitz, Ph.D., Curtis Hendrickson

Department of Microbiology

11:45-12:30 Lunch  


Bioinformatics Session  


"Research Computing Across the Tree of Life"

Robert Thacker, Ph.D.

Department of Biology


"Using Power Insight for Reaserach at UAB"

James Willig, MD

Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases


"Computational Challenges in Storage, Analysis and Interpretation of Next-Generation Sequencing Data"

Shouguo Gao, Ph.D.

Department of Physics


"Microbiome Analysis"

Ranjit Kumar, Ph.D.

Center for Clinical & Translational Science


"Detecting Sequence Variation in Genomic Samples"

Curtis Hendrickson, Ph.D., John Osborne

Department ofMicrobiology

2:10-2:30 Break  


Science & Engineering Applications Session  



"Computational Model to the Simulation of Cardiac Electrical Wave Propagation"

Johanna Stamper, Ph.D., Xujing Wang, Ph.D., Serkan Guldal

Department of Physics

Elais Jackson

Computer & Information Sciences


 "Diffusion of Odorants into the Binding Region of the Olfactory Receptor - a Novel Perspective"

Peter Lai, Chiquito Crasto, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics


"Numerical Investigation of Phase Transition in a Cellular Network and Disease Onset"

LuFang Zhou, Ph.D.

Division, Cardiovascular Disease; Department of Medicine; Department, Biomedical Engineering


 "Neuroimaging Workflow"

Frank Skidmore, MD

Department of Neurology


 "Exploration of the Microbiota in Inflammatory Diseases"

Matthew Stoll, MD

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology

4:10 Closing Remarks & Discussion  
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When & Where

UAB Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium
1400 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294

Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

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