The new Frontiers in Computing Systems group,  part of Columbia’s Data Science Institute, is hosting an inaugural full-day symposium, with leading speakers and panelists, to highlight the advances and grand challenges in Big Data infrastructure:  extreme-scale computing systems (hardware, parallel computing, software, databases) and their application to solve diverse cutting-edge problems in climate and ocean science, population-scale biomedical informatics, genomics, materials science, neuroscience, astrophysics and engineering.

The symposium includes an exciting keynote by Ruchir Puri, the chief architect of IBM’s Watson system, on "Engineering the Future of Cognitive Systems."  Other speakers include those developing state-of-art high-performance parallel computers and large-scale Python-based software platforms, as well as experts on computational problems in climate science, astrophysics, and protein folding simulation.

The event will include a keynote talk, lunch, two talk presentation sessions, a networking and poster session, and a panel of experts with audience participation.


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Friday, March 24 • 11:00am - 11:15am
Opening Remarks

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Steven Nowick
Professor of Computer Science
Chair, Frontiers in Computing Systems working group
Columbia University

G. Michael Purdy 
Executive Vice President for Research
Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Columbia University

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Steven Nowick

Professor of Computer Science; Chair, Frontiers in Computing Systems working group, Columbia University
STEVEN M. NOWICK is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and former chair and co-founder of the Computer Engineering Program.  He is the chair and founder of the Frontiers in Computing Systems working group in Columbia's Data Science Institute. He received a Ph.D... Read More →
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G. Michael Purdy

Executive Vice President for Research; Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Friday March 24, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Davis Auditorium 530 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027 USA

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