The newly formed Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) at Michigan State University (MSU) presents its third annual workshop on September 17-20, 2017 to kick off intellectual discourse throughout the scientific community.
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 workshops in 2015 and 2016, 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 2017, the Frontiers workshop will focus on data-infused computing, which is a new area merging data science with scientific computing. “Frontiers in Data Science and Computing 2017” 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.
- Day 1
- Dr. Robert Axtell, "U.S. Business Firms: All the Data, a Lot of Lousy Theories, and a Family of Very Large Scale Models," George Mason University, Co-director, Computational Social Science and Public Policy
- Dr. Bo Li, "Developments and Challenges in Past Climate Reconstruction," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
- Dr. Lone Simonsen, "Infectious Disease Surveillance in the Big Data Era: Towards Faster and Locally Relevant Systems," Milken Institute School of Public Health The George Washington University
- Dr. Arvind Ramanathan, "Building Exascale Computational Tools for Cancer," Oak Ridge National Labratory
- Day 2
- Dr. Keiron Burke, "Using Machine Learning to find Density Functionals," University of California Irvine, Professor, Heretical Physical and Computational Chemistry
- Dr. Karthik Duraisamy, "Data-enabled, Physics-constrained Predictive Modeling of Complex Systems," University of Michigan, Associate Professor, Areospace Engineering
- Dr. Doug Riecken, “You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way” Minsky MIT, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Program Officer
- Panel Discussion, "Cross-cutting concepts"
- Day 3
- Dr. Mark Reimers, "Big Data in Neuroscience: Analysis Challenges for the Next Decade," Michigan State University, Associate Professor, Neuroscience Program and the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQHSE)
- HongKai Zhao, "Should one use an educated or uneducated basis?" University of California Irvine, Professor, Mathematics Department
Registration: Click here to Register
General Information: Talks will be approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a short period for questions, as well as group brainstorming and activities with speaker and audience interaction. The full schedule can be found here.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: On the Monday-Wednesday September 18, 19 and 20, the workshop will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for registered participants. A reception will be held on September 17th at the MSU Cowles House and dinner will be provided the nights of Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19th.
Travel and Lodging: The workshop will take place at the Michigan State University Union on MSU's campus. Rooms have been blocked at the East Lansing Marriott, (517)337-4440, at a special group room rate for $159.00; Please use group code CMSCMSA and Book your group rate for MSU CMSE Event. 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 NOTE: DEADLINE FOR GROUP HOTEL RATE IS SATURDAY AUGUST 26.
Parking: While attending the workshop guests staying at the Marriot will have parking included with their room. For guests not staying at The Marriot you can purchase a 4 day, or any other shorter time period, parking validation from the MSU Police Department for the duration of your stay. As a third option there is a pay by plate parking lot, designated as Ramp 6, accessible from E. Grand River Rd. which is a short walk east from the MSU Union Building where the workshop will be taking place. If all of the options above are undesirable there are two local downtown East Lansing parking lots north east of the MSU Union Building, for more assistance please direct your attention to the Contact list below.
Organizing Committee: M. Murillo (Chair), D. Colbry, A. Bazavov, J. Wang
Speaker Nomination Committee: S. Balasubramaniam, X. Brumwell, A. Dickson, M. Hirn, A. Ross, J. Verboncoeur, F. Viens
Contact: "M. Murillo" (firstname.lastname@example.org)