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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Weiwei Jiang

Columbia Engineering
PhD Candidate in Computer Science
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 both massively-parallel computing systems-on-chip and consumer electronics.
He has developed several low-latency router designs for different network topologies. His other research interests include asynchronous and mixed-timing digital circuits, computer-aided VLSI design, and digital systems design.