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Frontiers in Computing and Data Science
October 3rd - 4th, 2016

Other Years: 20152017

Michigan State University has formed the new Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE).  The CMSE Department is hosting its second annual workshop on October 3-4th, 2016 to kickoff intellectual discourse throughout MSU. (Click here for last year's workshop website)

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The Frontiers in Data Science and Computing workshop brings together visionaries, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders in computational science (broadly defined to include algorithmic aspects of data science and scientific computing).  Our model for the Frontiers workshop series is a successful format commonly seen in Silicon Valley, which combines motivation “big picture” talks with activities designed to foster ideas, create community, and allow significant interactions between application/domain scientists and algorithm designers.  Based on the successful outcomes of our pilot Frontiers workshop in 2015, we anticipate that this annual workshop series will result in fruitful scientific exchanges and new interdisciplinary collaborations from academia (across disciplines), industry and governmental agencies.  For 2016, the Frontiers workshop will focus on data-infused computing, which is a new area that merges data science with scientific computing.  “Frontiers in Data Science and Computing 2016” will be one of the first venues to explore this topic and its high-impact potential in areas as diverse as medicine, astronomy, physics, computer architecture, smart grids, and climate change.I


  • Katherine Yelick - Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Jack Xin, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine
  • Wolfgang Banzhaf - Michigan State University, Department of Computer Science
  • Wu Feng -  Virginia Tech, Department of Computer Science 
  • Rob W. Leland - Sandia National Labs, Vice President, Science and Technology, and Chief Technology Officer at Sandia National Laboratories
  • George Djorgovski, Professor and Executive Officer for Astronomy, Director, Center for Data-Driven Discovery, California Institute of Technology
  • Douglass E. Post - DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program and Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
  • Andreas Stathopoulos, Professor of Computer Science, College of William and Mary


Please register before September 26:  Click here to Register

General Information:  Talks will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a short period for questions.  The full schedule can be found here.

Breakfast and Lunch:  On the 3rd and 4th, the workshop will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for registered participants. 

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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 at A Special Group room rate for $105.00; Please use group code 1610CMSEWO. 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

Organizing Committee:  B. Shanker, Y. Xie, D. Colbry, D. Gage, A. Ross, A. Bazavov, H. M. Aktulga,, M. Zayernouri S. Shiu, J. Qian

Contact: “D. Colbry” <colbrydi@msu.edu>, or “B. Shanker” <bshanker@egr.msu.edu>, or any of the above organizers.