Register Now to Explore University’s Robust Research Computing Resources
The upcoming series of Computing Colloquies is designed to help campus researchers identify and make the most of the diverse array of campus computing resources available at the University. All faculty, students and staff conducting, planning or supporting research activities at the University are invited to the sessions.
Spring 2016 sessions:
- Duncan Brown, the inaugural Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics, a world-renowned expert in gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics, will provide an overview of how OrangeGrid and Crush Computing infrastructure directly support the multinational Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and its discovery of gravitational waves.
Monday, March 28. noon-1:30 p.m., 500 Hall of Languages. Lunch will be provided.
- Michael Fudge, assistant professor of practice of data science at the iSchool, will conduct a deep-dive tour that will provide the scoop on Hadoop. Hadoop is a highly modular collection of software applications, libraries and APIs allowing for distributed storage and processing of large data sets. Fudge is building out a Hadoop cluster here on campus to support Big Data environments, with the latest tools and technologies for use by researchers and faculty.
Thursday, April 7. 3-4:30 p.m. Katzer Collaboratory, 347 Hinds Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
- Chihwa (Duke) Kao, professor of economics at the Center for Policy Research in the Maxwell School, will conduct a deep-dive exploration of MatLab, with an eye toward demonstrating how it supports his research in econometrics, continuous time stochastic models and financial markets. MatLab is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language with around one million users in industry and academia from various engineering, science and economics backgrounds.
Monday, April 18. 3-4:30 p.m. Katzer Collaboratory, 347 Hinds Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
- Gary Engelhardt is the Melvin A. Eggers Faculty Scholar and Professor of Economics at the Maxwell School, and a faculty associate at the Aging Studies Institute. His specialties are in the economics of aging, household saving, pensions, Social Security, taxation and housing markets. Engelhardt will discuss how campus computing resources support and inform his work and commentary, which have been featured nationally, including in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and American Public Media’s “Marketplace.”
Thursday, April 28. 3-4:30 p.m. 500 Hall of Languages. Refreshments will be provided.
These sessions will explore how computing resources help researchers take on new and greater computational tasks, enhance research productivity, increase the competitiveness of grant submissions and advance scientific discovery across many disciplines. Participants will have opportunities to:
- connect with other researchers on campus;
- participate in an ongoing campus dialogue centered on research computing;
- receive information on available resources and navigating the landscape; and
- meet and engage SU’s research computing staff.
The sessions are hosted by Information Technology Services, in collaboration with the Research Computing Advisory Council.
Register online or by email
Please register for the session(s) you plan to attend using this online form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include your name, daytime phone number, the session(s) you plan to attend and any accommodations you may require.
For more information
To find out more about the growing variety of research computing resources and activities at SU, visit http://researchcomputing.syr.edu.