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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 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Poster Session and Break

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Poster Titles and Presenters

  • A Lightweight Early Arbitration Method for Low-Latency Asynchronous 2D-Mesh NoCb s | Weiwei Jiang

  • Computational Models of Heterogeneous Lipid Membranes | Eran Agmon

  • Cross-ISA Machine Emulation for Multicores | Emilio Cota

  • Embedded Scalable Platforms for Heterogeneous Computing | Paolo Mantovani

  • Estimating Disease Heritability from 9 Million Patient Medical Records |
    Fernanda Polubriaginof

  • Hybrid Analog-Digital Computing for Solving Nonlinear Systems | Yipeng Huang

  • Ocean Carbon States: How to Extract Physically Meaningful Information From Earth System Model Output | Rebecca Latto

  • Pangeo: A Big Data Climate Science Platform | Ryan Abernathey

  • Variational inference for the multiarmed contextual bandit problem with linear Gaussian Mixture Models | Inigo Urteaga

Poster Presenters
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Ryan Abernathey

Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
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Eran Agmon

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University Biological Sciences
Biomembranes, Molecular Dynamics, Coarse-grained simulations, Complex Systems
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Emilio Cota

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Emilio is a PhD student in the System Level Design Group, led by prof. Luca Carloni. His research interests are computer architecture and systems software. Emilio is currently working on a scalable simulator for many-core heterogeneous machines, that is, machines that integrate large amounts of fixed-function hardware accelerators.
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Yipeng Huang

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Yipeng is a fifth year PhD student in computer science. | | Yipeng Huang received the B.S. degree in computer engineering in 2011, and M.S. and M.Phil. degrees in computer science in 2013 and 2015, respectively, all from Columbia University. He previously worked at Boeing, in the area of computational fluid dynamics and engineering geometry. His research interests include applications of analog computing, and performance and efficiency... Read More →
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Weiwei Jiang

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Weiwei Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, working with Prof. Steven Nowick. He received the M.S. degree in computer science from Columbia University in 2010 and the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China in 2008, with a concentration of electrical engineering. His current research focuses on low-power and high-performance asynchronous networks-on-chip to serve as an integrative medium for... Read More →
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Rebecca Latto

Student Research Assistant, APAM/ NASA GISS
Rebecca is sophomore at Columbia University in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, majoring in Applied Physics and focusing on atmosphere, oceans, and climate.
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Paolo Mantovani

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Paolo is a PhD student at Columbia University working with the System-Level-Design group under the supervision of Professor Luca Carloni. He  completed his M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering at "Politecnico di Torino" in 2010 and earned his  piano diploma at the Conservatory of Music L. Campiani in Mantova in 2007.As a master student in Torino Paolo focused on VLSI and process-variation-awaredesign. At Columbia University his research... Read More →
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Fernanda Polubriaginof

PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University
Fernanda Polubriaginof is PhD Candidate of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. She received a MA in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University in 2016, and a MD from Universidade de Santo Amaro, São Paulo, Brazil in 2013. Dr. Polubriaginof researches the use of informatics-supported methods to leverage existing clinical databases. Her work includes the study of data quality of patient characteristics in Electronic Health... Read More →
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Iñigo Urteaga

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia Data Science Institute
Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University, currently working on descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive Bayesian modeling for electronic health records.

Friday March 24, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Davis Lobby 530 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027 USA

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