Giulia Galli, The Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
February 20, 2014
University of Chicago, Searle 240A, 5735 S. Ellis Ave. This talk will be broadcast via Adobe Connect (see below

A brief overview will be presented of the successes and open problems in predicting materials properties from first principles, using quantum simulations and high performance computations. Materials for energy and the environment will be the focus of our applications.


Borja Sotomayor, Computer Science (moderator); Rayid Ghani, Data Science for Social Good Fellowship; Mike Wilde, Swift; Birali Runesha, Research Computing Center; Maria Chan, Center for Nanoscale Materials; Ravi Madduri, Globus; Ian Foster, Sr. Fellow/Dir
February 19, 2014
Searle Chemistry Laboratory, Rm. 240 (take elevator to 2nd floor, follow signs)

 As part of the Inside the Discovery Cloud Speaker Series that kicked off last month, the CI invites you to return for lunch on February 19th to hear about more opportunities for collaborative and student research projects at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. CI scientists will present brief talks and posters on their work in parallel computing, nanoscale engineering, cloud-based genomics analysis, campus computing, and using computation and data for social good.

Prasanna Balaprakash, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
February 13, 2014
Argonne National Laboratory, TCS Building 240, Room 5172. This talk will be broadcast via Adobe Connect

Performance models have profound impact on hardware-software co-design, architectural explorations, and performance tuning of scientific applications. Developing algebraic performance models is becoming an increasingly challenging task. In such situations, a statistical surrogate-based performance model, fitted to a small number of input-output points obtained from empirical evaluation on the target machine, provides a range of benefits.