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Frontiers in Computing and Data Science
September 16th - 17th, 2015

Michigan State University has formed the new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE).  The CMSE Department is hosting an inaugural workshop on September 16-17, 2015 to kickoff intellectual discourse throughout MSU. This two-day 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.

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SEPT. 16th SPEAKERS (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


  • 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


Brochure: Click here to see and download the brochure. (.pdf)

General Information:  Talks will be approximately 45-50 minutes long, followed by a short period for questions.  Photo of the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Breakfast and Lunch:  On the 16th and 17th, the workshop will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for registered participants. 

Banquet:  Registered participants are invited to participate in a banqueted on the 16th in honor of the newly formed Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

Travel and Lodging:  The workshop will take place at the Kellogg Center (http://www.kelloggcenter.com) on MSU's campus.  Rooms have been blocked at Kellogg and expire on August 16, 2015. More information on other lodging options, as well as on general travel information, can be found here:  http://users.math.msu.edu/users/markiwen/VisitingMSU.html

Organizers:  A. Christlieb, M. A. Iwen, A. Jain, J. Qian, B. Shanker, B. O'Shea, J. Verboncoeur

Contact: A. Christlieb - christli@msu.edu, or B. Shanker - bshanker@egr.msu.edu, or M. A. Iwen - markiwen@math.msu.edu or any of the above organizers.