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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Fernanda Polubriaginof

Columbia University
PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics
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 Records and assessment of the impact of informatics-supported methods to leverage patient-provided data to fill in gaps.