Future Compute: A Celebration of the Computation Institute

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 401
Conference

Please join us for a day-long event celebrating the Computation Institute, where we will invite CI fellows and friends to discuss how the accomplishments of the institute since 1999 teach us about the next 20 years of computational research at UChicago, Argonne, and beyond.

Agenda

8:00 am: Coffee/Breakfast

8:25 am: Introduction: Eric Isaacs

8:30 am - 10:00 am: Future Knowledge
What is “knowledge” in a computational era, and how should it be created, recorded, and shared?
Moderator: James Evans
Panel: Marius Stan, Fangfang Xia

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Future Decisions
How will decision making occur, given unlimited computing and data?
Moderator: Charlie Catlett
Panel: Joshua Elliott, Rayid Ghani, Julia Koschinsky

12:00 pm -1:00 pm: Future Institutes (over lunch)
What does the CI teach us about how to organize research?
Panel: Robert Rosner, Donald Lamb, Rick Stevens

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Future Tools
What tools do we need to enable pioneering research?
Moderator: Rob Gardner
Panel: Salman Habib, Steve Tuecke, Giulia Galli

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Future Intelligence
How will the world be different once artificial intelligence is here? What will the impact be?
Moderator: Rick Stevens
Panel: Nicola Ferrier, Jonathan Silverstein, Mike Franklin

5:00 pm -7:00 pm: Reception at Quadrangle Club (1155 E 57th St)
Food, drinks, and remarks by President Zimmer