Annual Symposia

Every year, MICDE brings prominent computational scientists to Ann Arbor for our annual symposium. Click on each year to see more.

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MICDE Annual Symposium 2023

Emerging and Future Paradigms for High Performance Computing

Speakers included:

  • Fariba Fahroo, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Doug Kothe, US Department of Energy Exascale Computing Project
  • Amitava Bhattacharjee, Professor, Astrophysical Sciences and Head, Theory Department
    Princeton University
  • Alex Aiken, Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Patty Lee, Chief Scientist, Honeywell Quantum Solutions
  • Christiane Jablonowski, Professor, Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan

Computational Science: Classical Origins, New Frontiers

Speakers included:

  • Marsha Berger, New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Marisa Eisenberg, University of Michigan
  • Carla Gomes, Institute for Computational Sustainability
    Cornell University
  • Jan Hesthaven, Dean, School of Basic Sciences EPFL, Switzerland
  • Necmiye Ozay, University of Michigan
  • Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research, Creator of Mathematica

Computation: A Pillar of Science and a Lens to the Future

Speakers included:

  • Cynthia Chestek, U-M Biomedical Engineering and EECS
  • Alison Marsden, Stanford
  • Cleve Moler, MathWorks
  • Raju Namburu, Army Research Lab
  • Stephen Smith, U-M Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Beth Wingate, Exeter


2017 Symposium

A New Era of Data-Enabled Computational Science

Speakers included:

  • Jacqueline H. Chen, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Frederica Darema, Air Force Office of Research
  • George Karniadakis, Brown University
  • J. Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin, ICES
  • Karen Willcox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016 Symposium

MICDE Annual Symposium

Speakers included:

  • Irene Qualters, Director, NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
  • Linda Petzold, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Mark Taylor, Sandia National Laboratory
  • James Sethian, University of California, Berkeley
  • Zoltan Cendes, Co-Founder of Ansoft Corp. (now ANSYS), Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2014 Symposium

Joint Symposium with Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS)

Speakers included:

  • Usama Fayyad, Barklays Bank
  • Michael Mahoney, ICSI and UC Berkeley
  • Thomas Hacker, Purdue University
  • Jaime Teevan, Microsoft Research
  • Sandra Cannon, Data Management Expert

2014 Symposium

Research Computing Symposium

Speakers included:

  • Edward Seidel, NCSA
  • Marc Snir, University of Illinois
  • Leslie Greengard, Simons Foundation