HPC Day 2016 at UMass Dartmouth
Organized by the CSCVR

Today, virtually every important breakthrough in science – be it designing a new drug, developing new materials, or forecasting climate change – depends on computing resources, which have become the “third leg” of scientific discovery along with theory and experimentation. Research computing infrastructure is now critical to the ability of research groups to attract funding and retain the best scientific and engineering talent. Massachusetts universities have a strong and diverse group of computational researchers across each campus.

This conference will showcase compute intensive research from several members of the MGHPCC. There are confirmed participants from: Northeastern, BU, MIT, UMass Amherst, Dartmouth & Lowell and industry. A special poster session with awards for students is planned as well. It is an exciting opportunity to network and collaborate.

The conference will take place on May 17, 2016 from 9am-6pm at the Woodland Commons building. Please click campus map in png which has the building circled. Please park in Lot 10 (which is closest to the venue) or on Ring Road. The Conference poster is here .

Lunch and coffee breaks will be served, but please Register by May 12 2016 .

Confirmed speakers and special activities

The following speakers are confirmed for UMass HPC day:

  • Zlatan Aksamija (Umass Amherst): Numerical Simulation of Thermal Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Valeri Barsegov (Umass Lowell): Influence of Solvent-Induced Hydrodynamic Interactions on Dynamic Structural Transitions in Protein Assemblies
  • Vanni Bucci (Umass Dartmouth): Engineering microbial systems for the prevention of enteric infections
  • Geoff Cowles (Umass Dartmouth): Optimizing Tidal Kinetic Energy Generation Across Multiple Scales
  • Qianqian Fang (Northeastern University): BioMedical Optics
  • Chris Hill (MIT): Machine Learning and Discovery Science
  • Hanchen Huang (Northeastern University): Nanorod Atomistic Simulation
  • Kurt Keville (MIT): RISC-V and the Path To Exascale
  • Li-Jun Ma (Umass Amherst): Genome dynamics and fungal pathogenicity
  • Jiannan Tu and Paul Song (Umass Lowell): Multifluid Collisional MHD model and its Application to Dynamic Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling
Please visit abstract page for the title, abstract, and in some cases slides of the talks, and click the agenda for the schedule of the day.

In addition, the conference will feature

Students are welcome at UMass HPC Day. We will have a student poster competition, judged by the speakers, with separate undergraduate and graduate categories if necessary. State in your registration that you are presenting a poster, along with a title. If you are doing so as part of a group, each registrant should state so in their registration.

  • Book, hardware and software prizes, presented to the poster competition winners, are made possible by generous donations from

  • Lunch is kindly sponsored by

Organizing Committee

  • Sigal Gottlieb (Umass Dartmouth)
  • Gaurav Khanna (UMass Dartmouth)
  • Eric Polizzi (UMass Amherst),
  • David Kaeli (Northeastern)
  • Qian-Yong Chen (UMass Amherst),
  • Min Hyung Cho (UMass Lowell)
  • Chris Hill (MIT)
  • Kurt Keville (MIT)
  • Kavitha Chandra (UMass Lowell)
  • Alan Ritacco (UMassMed)
  • James Cuff (Harvard)
  • Saul Youssef (BU)
  • Julia Mullen (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
  • Ralph Zottola (UMass President's Office)