Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Rackham Building, Ann Arbor

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering is proud to welcome a distinguished group of scientists from around the world for its 2019 Symposium, titled “Computational Science: Classical Origins, New Frontiers.”

Confirmed Speakers

Marsha Berger
Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics
New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Marisa Eisenberg
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Mathematics
University of Michigan

Carla Gomes
Professor and Director, Institute for Computational Sustainability
Cornell University

Jan Hesthaven
Dean, School of Basic Sciences
EPFL, Switzerland

Necmiye Ozay
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan

Stephen Wolfram
Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
Creator of Mathematica

Poster Competition

The symposium includes a poster competition highlighting outstanding computational work from U-M students and postdocs. First place will be awarded $500, second $300 and third place $200.

Poster Competition Guidelines

MICDE’s Annual Poster Competition highlights the outstanding computational work from U-M. All posters with a computational science component are welcome to present, but only those  of current students and postdocs will be part of the competition. Deadline to submit an abstract and the pdf version of the poster will be April 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. E.T.

To sign up for the poster session:

  1. REGISTRATION: Symposium registration and poster submission will open soon. If you are submitting a poster, please make sure you have the title and abstract ready when you fill the form.
  2. PDF VERSION: Once you register, you will have until April 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to submit a pdf version of your poster in order to be part of the competition. PDFs should be sent to
  3. PRINTING: MICDE will cover the costs of printing your poster IF you print it at GroundWorks (Duderstadt Center)
    • GroundWorks prints posters Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only. Let them know you are printing for the MICDE Symposium on April 10, 2019.
    • Please plan to print your poster 3’ x 4’ landscape.
    • MICDE will provide poster boards, easels, and push pins for your use.
    • The judges will visit posters to talk to you between 12:30-2:30 pm
  5. Competition winners will be announce after the last talk of the symposium.

If you have any question, please send an email to

Preliminary Agenda