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Oct. 4 Cyberinfrastructure Symposium to feature keynote address from AMD’s chief technology officer

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Join us Oct. 4th in Fowler Hall for the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing’s (RCAC) Cyberinfrastructure Symposium: “Enabling Giant Leaps through Advanced Computing” featuring a keynote address from AMD’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster.

The agenda includes sessions covering the current state of campus cyberinfrastructure, Purdue’s NSF funded Anvil supercomputer, as well as presentations from RCAC research partners.


  • 9:00-9:10 Welcome Ian Hyatt, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology, Purdue University

  • 9:10-9:35 The State of the Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Preston Smith, Executive Director Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University

  • 9:35-9:55 Getting to Work on Anvil - Forging the Future of Computing Carol X. Song, Chief Scientist, Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University

  • 10:00-11:00 Keynote Presentation - "Engineering for High Performance" - Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, AMD

  • 11:00-11:45 Advanced Computing in Science Gateways Demonstrating New Paradigms in Research, Education, and Publishing Gerhard Klimeck, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

  • 11:45-12:45 The Tech Justice Lab: Justice in Big Data and AI Andrew Flachs, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University Ikechukwu Obi, Ph.D. student, Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University Lindsay Weinberg, Clinical Assistant Professor, John Martinson Honors College, Purdue University

  • 1:00-1:30 Industrial Applications of Multi-Physics Computational Models Chenn Zhou, NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation, Director, the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Purdue University Northwest

  • 1:30-2:30 Poster Session, with refreshments Stewart 214 A&B

  • 2:30-3:00 Computational Methods for Analyses of Functional Brain Connectomes Ananth Grama, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University

  • 3:00-3:30 Using Cyberinfrastructure to Reshape Research within Agriculture Eric Biggs, Director of Technology, Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Aaron Walz, Department Head and Senior Director, Information Technology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Lowell A. Williams, Agriculture Information Technology

  • 3:30-4:15 Simulations of Complex Flow: From Shock Waves to a Civil War Battle Jonathan Poggie, Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

  • 4:15 Closing - Preston Smith, Executive Director Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, Purdue University

  • 4:15-5:30 Networking Reception (beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided) – East Terrace, Purdue Memorial Union

If you’re interested in attending the reception, please RSVP to

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