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Beyond Docking: Increasing the Accuracy of Virtual Screens

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS108 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part I of II Beyond Docking: Increasing the Accuracy of Virtual Screens

Abstract. We present a model that has been created to improve in silico predictions of protein-drug interactions by using a variety of computational screening… Continue reading

Enhancing Dark Matter Detection with Density Functional Theory: Crystal Defects in a Germanium Detector

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Dark matter comprises 27% of the total mass in our universe but it has yet to be identified. Experimental physicists are working to develop dark matter detectors capable of distinguishing very small energy deposits. Fourth generation detectors utilize germanium… Continue reading

Simulating Black Widow Pulsar system with radiation hydrodynamics

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. A tight binary system in which a millisecond pulsar is ablating its companion star gives the neutron star (pulsar) the name of Black Widow Pulsar (BWP). We will describe our methodology for modeling the interaction between the pulsar winds… Continue reading

Chlorophenols Sorption on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: DFT Modeling and Structure-Property

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Presence of chlorophenols in drinking water could be hazardous to human health. Optimization and computational modeling of experimental conditions of adsorption lead to understanding the mechanisms of this process and to creating the efficient experimental equipment. In the current… Continue reading

High-Throughput Prediction of Bacteriophage Structure and Lifestyle Implication

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Bacteriophages are superabundant in nearly all environments on Earth, from the deep sea to the human gut. Details on distribution of bacteriophage structures could lead to better understanding of which phages are more successful in various environmental niches and… Continue reading

Self-Similarity in Level Set Trees of Geometric Random Walks

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Level set trees provide insight into the topology of a function’s relative extrema. We consider a random walk where the displacement between successive states is determined by a mix of geometric variables, and calculate how the parameters of the… Continue reading

The Security, Privacy, and Usability Triangle: Improving the Usability of Software Auto Update Mechanisms

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. During the last two decades, computers became integral to our daily lives. The ubiquity of computers in every corner of society has led to exponential improvements in innovation, efficiency, and productivity. However, this same ubiquity has also led to… Continue reading

Troll Hunter: Understanding Online Hate Speech and Collective Behaviors

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. We compare and evaluate the effectiveness of Support Vector Machine and Convolutional Neural Network models on hate speech identification tasks given a 15K tweet data set. We determine refinements and next steps required to produce a methodology for analyzing… Continue reading

Offline-Enhanced Reduced Basis Method through adaptive construction of the Surrogate Parameter

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Classical Reduced Basis Method (RBM) is a popular certified model reduction approach for solving parametrized partial differential equations. However, the large size or high dimension of the parameter domain leads to prohibitively high computational costs in the offline stage.… Continue reading

Glucose-dependence of Renin-angiotensin system in podocytes cells during diabetic kidney disease

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the primary cause of end-stage renal failure. Damage to podocyte cells is a key indicator in DKD progression. Podocytes are terminally differentiated glomerular epithelial cells that maintain the structure and function of the glomerular… Continue reading

Searching For Fast Matrix Multiplication Algorithms

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Matrix multiplication is a powerful tool in computing. However, for the large problems modern data leads to, the traditional algorithm takes too much computation at O(n^3) flops. Strassen provided the first recursive matrix multiplication algorithm in 1969, and many… Continue reading

Impact of Violence on Allostatic Load in African American Young Adults

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. Allostatic load, the chronic stress-induced wear and tear on the body, has a cumulative deleterious effect in individuals over their lifetime. Recent studies have suggested that socioeconomic status, psychological determinants and biomedical health cumulatively contribute to allostatic load in… Continue reading

Mixed oxide nanoparticles used as drug delivery vehicles

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program Abstract. The blood-brain barrier’s permeability is simulated using molecular dynamics. Various metrics, such as average lipid velocity and nanoparticle displacement, are used to identify features of the nanoparticles that may allow them to pass through the blood-brain barrier. Authors

PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program

Wednesday, March 1 PP107 Minisymposterium: Broader Engagement Program

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Room: Galleria

Chair: Mary Ann E. Leung Sustainable Horizons Institute, USA

Simulating Black Widow Pulsar system with radiation hydrodynamics abstract Maria Guadalupe Barrios Sazo, Stony Brook University

Enhancing Dark Matter Detection with Density Functional Theory: Crystal Defects in a Germanium Detector… Continue reading

A Framework for the Evaluation of Data Analyses and Visualization Tools

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS108 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part I of II A Framework for the Evaluation of Data Analyses and Visualization Tools

Abstract. Data analysis and visualization (DAV) tools play an essential role supporting knowledge discovery in scientific fields. DAV tools are developed… Continue reading

Catalying the Normalization of Inclusion through Broader Engagement

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS108 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part I of II Catalying the Normalization of Inclusion through Broader Engagement

Abstract. Developing the nation’s capacity for innovation and excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is central to the U.S. global competitiveness.… Continue reading

Simulation of Shock Wave/Boundary Layer Interaction using High Resolution Numerical Scheme

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS135 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part II of II Simulation of Shock Wave/Boundary Layer Interaction Using High Resolution Numerical Scheme

Abstract. Several important characteristics of shock wave/boundary layer interaction (SBLI) produce significant challenges to accurately simulate this problem. This work presents… Continue reading

A Domain-Specific Language for In Situ and In Transit Workflows

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS135 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part II of II A Domain-Specific Language for In Situ and In Transit Workflows

Abstract. The path to exascale computing is hindered by the ever-widening gap between computational ability and I/O bandwidth. However, as a consequence… Continue reading

Topic Modeling and Visualization for Big Data in Social Sciences

2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering Part of MS135 Expanding Computing Science Research through Broader Engagement – Part II of II Topic Modeling and Visualization for Big Data in Social Sciences

Abstract. Topic modeling is a widely used approach for analyzing large text collections. In particular, Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) is one of… Continue reading

CSE17 BE Orientation

Sunday, February 26, 2017

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Rooms 406/407

The BE Orientation will start with a welcome to all participants by conference and BE organizers, provide an overview of the week’s activity, and will include a fun activity to help people meet other participants and kick off the week.

This session is… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group : Sally Ellingson – Computational Biology

Institution/Organization: University of Kentucky

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Computational Biology

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Data-Driven Modeling and Prediction
  • Scientific Software and High-Performance Computing

Interestscomputational biology, HPC, cancer research, computational drug development

Non-Work Related Activities (Hobbies): gym,… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group: Xingjie Li – Advanced Modeling and Algorithms in Multiscale Problems

Institution/Organization: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Materials Science and Engineering
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis/Simulations

Interests:

My research lies in the area of applied and computational mathematics, focusing on the analysis and computation of multiscale and multiphysics problems in materials science, physics and… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group: Stephen Wood – UQ for CFD in Sustainable Energy Applications

Institution/Organization: ICL-JICS UTK-ORNL

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Aerospace Engineering
  • Computational Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis/Simulations

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Data-Driven Modeling and Prediction
  • Identification, Design, and Control
  • Multiphysics… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group: Jehanzeb Chaudhry – Uncertainty Quantification

Institution/Organization: University of New Mexico

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis/Simulations

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Multiphysics and Multiscale Computations
  • Novel Discretizations and Fast Solvers
  • Scientific Software and High-Performance Computing
  • Surrogate and Reduced-order Modeling
  • Verification, Validation,… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group: Xiaoming He – Domain Decomposition Methods

Institution/Organization: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Computational Aerospace Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis/Simulations

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Data-Driven Modeling and Prediction
  • Multiphysics and Multiscale Computations
  • Novel Discretizations and Fast Solvers
  • Verification, Validation, Uncertainty Quantification

Interests:

CSE17 Mentor Protege Luncheon

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

12:05 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Rooms 406/407

Broader Engagement program participants are matched with CSE17 community member volunteers through the Mentor Protege program.  This lunch will include activities for mentor protege pairs to interact and begin their mentoring relationship.

This event is invitation only for the BE proteges and mentors.

 

Guided Affinity Group: Dan Martin – Ice Sheet Modeling

Institution/Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Climate
  • Numerical Analysis/Simulations

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Multiphysics and Multiscale Computations
  • Scientific Software and High-Performance Computing

Guided Activity:

Attend Ice Sheet Modeling Minisymposium and have pre and post discussion about the… Continue reading

Opportunities at Google

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Room 406/407

Come for an informal discussion about opportunities at Google.  Topics of discussion will include:

  • Google’s hiring process
  • Life @ Google / Working for Google

Presented by:

Emily Steinglass

Staffing and Operations Analyst

Google, Inc.

As a Staffing and Operations Analyst on the Strategy,… Continue reading

SIAM CSE17 Debate Activity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Room 207

BE participants are invited to grab lunch and participate in a group debate activity designed to foster collaboration between BE participants as well as interested volunteers from the SIAM CSE community. The debate will feature a variety of topics, including tech, entertainment, and current events.

 

Introduction to Parallel Computing on Raspberry Pi Workshop

Thursday, March 2, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:40 AM 

Location: Room 207

The skillsets needed to leverage parallel architectures is becoming increasingly critical with the ubiquity of multi-core architectures. In this fun and hands-on workshop, we will introduce attendees to parallel computing on the Raspberry Pi. We will discuss basic multicore architecture and the… Continue reading

Blue Waters Student Internship Program

The Blue Waters supercomputing project offers unique opportunities for internships and fellowships to students at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States.

The Blue Waters Student Internship Program (BWSIP) is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of… Continue reading

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Greetings to All!

As another fall season emerges and the holidays are on the horizon, it’s our great pleasure to reach out to you all with an update on what’s been happening at Sustainable Horizons Institute and to thank all our volunteers for their dedication, time, and giving spirits.

As you will see below, we… Continue reading

Guided Affinity Group: Juliane Mueller – Operations Research/Optimization

Institution/Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Research Area/Department/Major (check as many as appropriate):

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Operations Research
  • Operations Research

What conference theme areas are you interested in (check all that apply):

  • Surrogate and Reduced-order Modeling

Research Interests: optimization algorithm development for problems with computationally expensive blackbox functions; simulation optimization

Guided Affinity Group Description… Continue reading

SIAM CSE17 Volunteer Opportunities

The goals of the SIAM CSE17 BE program are to bring students, faculty, and professionals to the conference, engage them in conference activities and the computational science and engineering (CSE) community, and provide special programming to enhance their experience as well as impact their career trajectory.

BE participants are recruited from groups underrepresented in CSE,… Continue reading

Sustainable Research Pathways: Building Connections Across Diverse Communities with Computing Sciences at DOE Labs

Research opportunities for faculty and students from diverse backgrounds. Imagine yourself spending the summer of 2017 collaborating with computing sciences staff at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), or Sandia National Laboratories, developing solutions to pressing scientific and engineering problems while making use of some of the fastest supercomputers, tools, methods, and high performance computing. Continue reading

SIAM CSE17 Broader Engagement Program

Jump start your career…join the community.

The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2017 Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17) conference Broader Engagement (BE) program will provide a rich scientific program, mentoring, and career and professional development to students, faculty, and professionals who aspire to broaden their experience in… Continue reading

Student Advisory Committee

A committee of students that advises Sustainable Horizons Institute on program directions and activities. The student advisory committee is actively working with Sustainable Horizons Institute on the development of a GitHub reposisitory, on-going mentoring, and other activities to keep the community connected and supported throughout their pathways to success.

Blake Lohn-Wiley

Blake earned an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematics. He enjoys pursing knowledge and gaining expertise in areas related to applied mathematics. His primary area of research includes application of Bayesian Networks within High Performance Computing. Other areas of research include deep machine learning, and data mining. Blake is currently working at… Continue reading

Joseph Emelike

Joseph is a senior at Bowie State University studying for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He currently is a teacher’s assistant for the senior design class. He has many interests, but has focused on high performance computing and simulations. In his recreational time, he likes to read, learn, and surf the web.

SIAM CSE15 Testimonial: Mark Jack

I signed up for the SIAM CSE15 BE program, because I wanted to share my experience as a fairly novel user of HPC resources with a younger person who is just starting out in that area to encourage her and point out some resources that might be helpful. I know that starting out in the… Continue reading

SIAM CSE15 Testimonial: Vicky Fondjo

I signed up for SIAM CSE15 BE program because of my need to interact with peers, exchange ideas, ask a lot of questions and eventually get new ideas to implement for my career goals. It really was an amazing experience. I had a wonderful conference experience, I enjoyed the career and professional development, and I… Continue reading

SIAM CSE15 Program in SIAM News

An article about the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Computatonal Science and Engineering (CSE15) conference Broader Engagement program has published in SIAM News.  Check out the article here.

Pathways to Success Testimonial: Janette Garcia

The “Pathways to Success” workshop made me realized that there are many people that have overcome difficult situations in life, and even though their lives were not easy, they never gave up. Something common that all of us had was our persistence to keep moving forward no matter what. Some of us were just starting… Continue reading

SIAM CSE15 Testimonial: Janette Garcia

The main reason why I applied to the SIAM CSE15 Broader Engagement (BE) program is because I wanted to learn more about the opportunities to enroll into a graduate program. I love to learn more about graduate student’s research, and be aware of the many distinct research areas that I can pursue.

The most important… Continue reading

SIAM CSE15 Testimonial: Jay Bardhan

I volunteered to be a mentor for the SIAM CSE15 BE program several reasons! First of all, the mentoring program focuses on the vital challenge of improving diversity in STEM and CSE, and I wanted to support Sustainable Horizons Institute’s efforts in this direction. Second, undergraduate research is recognized as an important way to increase… Continue reading

New Program: Sustainable Research Pathways

To maintain the momentum begun at SIAM CSE15 BE, SHI has launched a new program aimed at developing Sustainable Research Pathways with faculty, students and Berkeley Labs. The program is designed for faculty from a variety of institutions, including Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and women’s colleges that support students from underrepresented or under-privileged backgrounds. Faculty… Continue reading

BE Program Featured on HPC Wire

The Broader Engagement program we facilitated at the Socieity of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2015 Computational Science and Engineering conference (CSE15) was featured in HPC Wire online magazine today.

See: http://www.hpcwire.com/2015/09/28/paving-pathways-to-success-through-broader-engagement/

Pathways to Success Testimonial: Grace Rodriguez

Grace Rodriguez Gomez (University of Puerto Rico) had a BE epiphany. “When I was in high school, I wanted to major in Art at a community college. When friends and family told me I couldn’t earn a living with an Art degree, I enrolled in a Computer Engineering program,” she said. When her creativity wasn’t… Continue reading

High School Outreach

Sustainable Horizons Institute is pleased to be helping Nevada High School embrace science and prepare their students for their futures. We are involved in the following projects with Nevada High School • We serve on their Project Lead the Way (PLTW) advisory board • WE serve on the School to Work committee • We are… Continue reading

SIAM CSE15 Broader Engagement Program Photos

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Nitin Sukhija

Dr. Nitin Sukhija received his BS degree (with honors) in Computer Science Engineering from Institute of Technology and Management, India (2002), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Symbiosis, India (2005), MBA degree in Information Systems from San Diego State University (2009), and MS degree in Computer Science majoring in Computing from National University, San… Continue reading

Jenny Rohrer

Jenny Rohrer serves as the Program Coordinator for Sustainable Horizons Institute.  She has over 20 years of experience working in various capacities assisting small businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.  Her background includes information systems oversight, social media marketing, and project management, big and small.  Over the years, Jenny has had the privilege… Continue reading

Sustainable Research Pathways Fellows: Building Long Term Connections across Diverse Communities With Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences

 

Research Opportunity for Faculty and Students from Diverse Backgrounds

Imagine yourself collaborating with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences staff, developing solutions to pressing scientific and engineering problems while making use of some of the fastest supercomputers, tools, methods, and high performance computing. All the while, engaging your students in world-class research, creating pathways… Continue reading