Michigan State University hosting Frontiers in Computing and Data Science workshop — Sept. 16-17, East Lansing

By August 25, 2015Educational, Events

To inaugurate its new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), Michigan State University is holding a two-day workshop titled “Frontiers in Data Science and Computation.”

The workshop will take place at the Kellogg Center at MSU in East Lansing on Sept. 16 and 17. The workshop will bring together speakers who are intellectual leaders in computational science and their application to interesting scientific problems. The areas of focus will be topics in scientific computing and Data Science, their applications, challenges and open problems

Scheduled speakers on Sept. 16, focusing on scientific computing:

  • James Amundson, Head, Scientific Software Infrastructure Department; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • George Biros, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Simulation-Based Engineering Science Chair; University of Texas (UT)
  • Richard Brower, Professor, Physics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering; Boston University
  • Keith Cartwright, Research Physicist; Sandia National Laboratories
  • Bjorn Engquist, Director, ICES Center for Numerical Analysis; UT
  • Jeff Hittinger, Group Leader, Center for Applied Scientific Computing; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • George Em Karniadakis, Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics; Brown University
  • Eric Michielssen, Professor, Electrical Engineering; Assoc. VP for Advanced Research Computing; University of Michigan

Scheduled speakers on Sept. 17, focusing on data science:

  • Chidanand (Chid) Apte, Director, Mathematical Sciences and Analytics; IBM Research Division
  • Gunnar Carlsson, Anne and Bill Swindells Professor of Mathematics; Stanford University; co-founder, Ayasdi
  • Vanja Dukic, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics; University of Colorado Boulder
  • Piotr Indyk, Professor, Theory of Computation Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; MIT
  • Mario Juric, Washington Research Foundation Data Science Professor of Astronomy; University of Washington
  • Mauro Maggioni, Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering; Duke University
  • Jianchang (JC) Mao, Distinguished Engineer, Head of Advertising Relevance & Revenue and Marketplaces Development; Microsoft
  • Wotao Yin, Professor, Department of Mathematics; UCLA

For more information and to register, visit www.egr.msu.edu/fcds2015/