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The Inaugural "Frontiers in Computing Systems" Symposium
Fri, March 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
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The new Frontiers in Computing Systems group, part of Columbia's Data Science Institute, is hosting an inaugural full-day symposium, with leading speakers and panelists, to highlight the advances and grand challenges in Big Data infrastructure: extreme-scale computing systems (hardware, parallel computing, software, databases) and their application to solve diverse cutting-edge problems in climate and ocean science, population-scale biomedical informatics, genomics, materials science, neuroscience, astrophysics and engineering.
The symposium includes an exciting keynote by Ruchir Puri, the chief architect of IBM's Watson system, on "Engineering the Future of Cognitive Systems." Other speakers include those developing state-of-art high-performance parallel computers and large-scale Python-based software platforms, as well as experts on computational problems in climate science, astrophysics, and protein folding simulation.
The event will include a keynote talk, lunch, two talk presentation sessions, a networking and poster session, and a panel of experts with audience participation.
A summary of the event is listed below.
Keynote Session: 11:00am-12:15pm
Professor of Computer Science
Chair, Frontiers in Computing Systems working group
G. Michael Purdy
Executive Vice President for Research
Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ruchir Puri — "Engineering the Future of Cognitive Systems"
Chief Architect of IBM Watson (IBM Fellow)
Afternoon Welcome: 1:15pm
Mary C. Boyce
Dean of Engineering
Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Presentation Session I: Systems 1:15-2:15pm
Martha Kim, Associate Professor of Computer Science
"Big Data, Streaming Graphs, and the Need for Innovation in Parallel Computer Architecture"
Chief Scientist and Founder, Emu Technology
McCourtney Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
"Why Science Must Lead Computing in the Era of Big Data"
CTO and Co-Founder, Continuum Analytics
Poster Session 2:15-3:00pm
Presentation Session II: Applications 3:00-4:30pm
Nicholas Tatonetti, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
"Climate Science in the Age of Big Data"
Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
"How to Make a Galaxy from Scratch: Challenges in Computational Galaxy Formation"
Co-Lead, Galaxy Formation Group, Center for Computational Astrophysics, Simons Foundation
Downsbrough Chair in Astrophysics, Rutgers University
"Exploiting Hardware-Software Co-Design in a Special-Purpose Supercomputer to Speed Up Molecular Dynamics Simulation"
Head of Engineering, D.E. Shaw Research
Panel Session: Views from the Computing Frontier: Insights from Experts 4:30-5:15pm
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Program Director, National Science Foundation (CISE/CCF)
Director, Center for Computational Biology, Simons Foundation (Flatiron Institute)
Professor, Courant Institute, New York University
Director of Bioinformatics, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University
Principal Solutions Architect, Micron Technology
Professor of Materials Science & Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Closing Remarks 5:15-5:20pm
Professor of Computer Science; Chair, Frontiers in Computing Systems working group, Columbia University
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