Conference Agenda

Technical Program
October 22, 2008
October 23, 2008

Executive Summit
October 24, 2008

Please note that all sessions, as well as continental breakfast and lunch, will be held in the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) located on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus.

Technical Program
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
7:15 am - 8:30 am Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between Houston Field House parking lot B and EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level).
7:30 am - 8:15 am Registration
East (Campus) Entrance by the Coat Check (7th Level)
 
Continental Breakfast
Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
8:15 am - 12:00 noon Session 1
Studio 2 (5th Level)
Theme:
Kick Off / Atomic Scale
  Presentations:
8:15 am - 8:30 am
Opening Remarks
8:30 am - 9:15 am
David Keyes, Columbia University
HPC Software Technology
Abstract and Biography, Presentation PDF (4 MB)
Session Chair: Mark Shephard
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Bruce Church, Gene Network Sciences
Achieving Confidence in Mechanism for Drug Discovery and Development
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Mark Shephard
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Break - Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shengbai Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Simulating Real Materials for Our Energy Future
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Mark Tuckerman
11:15 am - 12:00 noon
Chris Marianetti, Columbia University
Unlocking the Mysteries of Plutonium via High Performance Computing
Abstract and Biography, Presentation PDF (18 MB)
Session Chair: Mark Tuckerman
12:00 Noon - 1 pm Lunch
Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm Session 2
Studio 2 (5th Level)
Theme:
Molecular Scale
  Presentations:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Tamar Schlick, New York University
Biomolecular Simulation on Advanced Computing
Platforms is Biology's New Microscope

Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Tom Furlani
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Rob Rizzo, Stony Brook University
Targeted Drug Design Using Computation
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Tom Furlani
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Mark Tuckerman, New York University
Calculating Water's Anomalies from First Principles: Mechanisms of Ion Transport in the Bulk and at Interfaces
Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (7.5 MB)
Session Chair: Tom Furlani
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Break - Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Angel Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Theoretical and Computational Models of Biomolecular Dynamics and Function
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Tom Furlani
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Paulette Clancy, Cornell University
Using HPC to Optimize Molecular Design and Materials Processing for High-mobility Materials for Solar Cells and OTFTs
Abstract and Biography, Presentation PDF (18 MB)
Session Chair: Tom Furlani
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level) and Houston Field House parking lot B.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
 
Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI)
Rensselaer Technology Park
405 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner Presentation
Eric Kronstadt, Director, Deep Computing Systems
IBM T. J. Watson Reserach Center
 
CCNI, Rensselaer Technology Park
405 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
Technical Program
Thursday, October 23, 2008
7:15 am - 8:30 am Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between Houston Field House parking lot B and EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level).
7:15 am - 8:00 am Registration
East (Campus) Entrance by the Coat Check (7th Level)
 
Continental Breakfast
Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
8:00 am - 12:15 pm Session 3
Studio 2 (5th Level)
Theme:
Continuum Scale
  Presentations:
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Ken Jansen, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Toward Petascale Adaptive Computational Fluid Dynamics
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Mark Shephard
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Roman Samulyak, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Simulations of Multiphase Magnetohydrodynamic Flows for Nuclear  Fusion Applications
Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (10 MB)
Session Chair: Mark Shephard
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Kirk Jordan, IBM
High Performance Computing Simulations Enable Breakthroughs in Science and Engineering
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Mark Shephard
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Break - Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Anurag Gupta, General Electric Global Research
Multi-Scale Computations in Energy and Propulsion Systems
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Kirk Jordan
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
David Heine, Corning, Inc
Multiscale Modeling of Lipid Bilayer Interactions with Solid Substrates
Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (3.5 MB)
Session Chair: Kirk Jordan
12:15pm - 1:10 pm Lunch
Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
1:10 pm - 5:30 pm Session 4
Studio 2 (5th Level)
Theme:
System Scale / Computing Technologies
  Presentations:
1:10 pm - 1:55 pm
Tom Furlani, University of Buffalo
Solving the "last mile of computing problem" - Developing
Portals to Enable Simulation-based Science and Engineering

Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (10 MB)
Session Chair: Barbara Cutler
1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
Will Schroeder, Kitware
High Performance Visualization
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Barbara Cutler
2:25 pm - 3:10 pm
Karl Runge, Gene Network Sciences
Implementation of the GNS Reverse Engineering Process at the CCNI
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Barbara Cutler
3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
Break - Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
3:35 pm - 4:20 pm
Eugene Feinberg, Stony Brook University
Improving Reliability and Performance of Electric Power Grids by Using High Performance Computing
Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (700 KB)
Session Chair: Mike Ridley
4:20 pm - 5:05 pm
Joe Walsh, Simmetrix
Automation Components for Simulation-based Engineering
Abstract and Biography, PowerPoint Slides (4 MB)
Session Chair: Mike Ridley
5:05 pm - 5:25 pm
Chris Carothers, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Time Warp Discrete-Event Simulations on Terascale Supercomputers
Abstract and Biography
Session Chair: Mike Ridley
5:25 pm - 5:30 pm Technical Program Closing
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level) and Houston Field House parking lot B.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception
 
Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI)
Rensselaer Technology Park
405 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner Presentation
Johannes E. Goebel, Director, EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Abstract
 
CCNI, Rensselaer Technology Park
405 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
Executive Summit
Friday, October 24, 2008
7:30 am - 9:30 am Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between Houston Field House parking lot B and EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level).
8:15 am - 9:00 am Registration
East (Campus) Entrance by the Coat Check (7th Level)
 
Continental Breakfast
Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
9:00 am - 12:15 pm Session 5
Theater (4th Level)
 
Executive Summit
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome
John E. Kolb, Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biography
9:05 am - 9:20 am Welcoming Remarks
The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Biography
9:20 am - 10:30 am Introductory Remarks by Panelists
John E. Kelly, III, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM
Abstract and Biography
 
Walter M. Polansky, Research Division Acting Director, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Abstract and Biography
 
Robert F. Brammer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology Sector
Abstract and Biography
 
Ed Reinfurt, Executive Director, NYSTAR
Abstract and Biography
 
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, Circuit Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Biography
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break - Evelyn's Cafe (5th Level)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm Panel Discussion
Robert F. Brammer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology
 
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, Circuit Judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
 
John E. Kelly, III, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM
 
Walter M. Polansky, Research Division Acting Director, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research
 
Ed Reinfurt, Executive Director, NYSTAR
 
Moderator:  John E. Kolb, Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Continuous conference Red Hawk shuttle loop between EMPAC East Campus Entrance (7th Level) and Houston Field House parking lot B.
updated: 2008-10-20