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Friday, February 2, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted January 30, 2007

11:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Thomas J.R. Hughes, The University Of Texas At Austin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Computational Geometry And Computational Mechanics

More information and abstract available here.


CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted January 30, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Thomas J.R. Hughes, The University Of Texas At Austin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Variational Multiscale Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics

The talk is a part of the CCT Colloquium Series.

Monday, February 5, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted January 25, 2007

10:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Hae-Won Choi, National Center for Atmospheric Research Scientific Computing Division
Scientific Computing Technologies Devising High-Order Methods

Monday, February 19, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 12, 2007

11:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Fengyan Li, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sound and Sense; Beyond SenSurround

Friday, March 9, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 12, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Isiah M. Warner, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University Boyd Professor, Louisiana State University
Models for Creating and Sustaining Diversity among Undergraduate Students in Science

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted March 13, 2007

11:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Pavel Bochev, Sandia National Laboratories
Mimetic Discretizations And What They Can Do For You

Abstract

Friday, March 16, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted March 13, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

David Skinner, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
"Integrated Performance Monitoring: HPC Workload Characterization"

Friday, March 23, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted March 13, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Chokchai "Box" Leangsuksun, Louisiana Tech University Associate Professor in Computer Science and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT).
"Reliability-aware runtime system research for HPC"

Friday, March 30, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted March 13, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Guan Qin, Texas A&M University Institute for Scientific Computation
"Mathematical Challenges and Hot Topics in Oil Reservoir Simulation"

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 9, 2007
Last modified April 16, 2007

3:30 pm Life Sciences Building Annex A101 Auditorium

Alfred Z. Spector, Independent Consultant Former CTO and Vice President of Strategy & Technology for IBM's Software Group
"Towards a Software Science of Design."

Reception starting at 3:00 p.m. in lobby.

Friday, April 20, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 9, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Bruce N. Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology Sonification Lab
"Anditory Displays, Anditory Graphs, and Sonifications: Research and Design."

Thursday, April 26, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 25, 2007

9:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Larry Bergman, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Manager of the Mission Computing and Autonomous Systems Research Program Office at the jet Propulsion Laboratry (JPL).
"The Role of Information Technology in Robotic Space Exploration."

Friday, April 27, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 25, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

H. J. Siegel, Colorado State Univ., Dept. of Electrical and Comp. Engr. and Dept. of Comp. Sci.
"An Intro to Research Issues in Heterogeneous Parallel & Distributed Computing."


CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 25, 2007

4:10 pm 338 Johnston Hall

H. J. Siegel, Colorado State Univ., Dept. of Electrical and Comp. Engr. and Dept. of Comp. Sci.
"Colorado State's Information Science & Technology Center (ISTeC)."

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 25, 2007
Last modified April 30, 2007

1:30 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Mary Fanett Wheller, University of Texas at Austin Center for Subsurface Modeling, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Multiscale Discretizations for Flow, Transport and Mechanics in Porous Media.

There will be a reception at 1:00. Additional information, including the abstract, is available here.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 26, 2007

12:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Luisa T. Buchman, Univeristy of Texas at Austin Research Fellow
"Improved outer boundary conditions for Einstein's field equations."


CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 26, 2007

3:00 pm A101 Life Sciences Building Annex

"Enterprise Transformation and the Future of Higher Education."

During the 130 years between 1860 and 1990 higher education was transformed, evolving from a limited province fo the cultural elite to a great instrument of state material and martial strength.

Friday, May 4, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 26, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Q. Jim Chen, Louisiana State University Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Multi-scale modeling of storm surges and water waves."

Abstract: More than 50% of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of the shoreline and the coastal population continues to grow.

Friday, May 11, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 3, 2007

11:00 am 218 Johnston Hall

Joel de Guzman, Boost Consulting
"A cookbook approach to parsing and output generation with Spirit2"

Abstract: Spirit2 will debut at the Boost conference. It will be a complete parsing and output generation system that attempts to cover the whole spectrum from lexing to output generation.


CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 3, 2007

2:00 pm Design Building Room Auditorium

Turner Whitted, Microsoft Research Pioneer in three-dimensional Computer Graphics
"Procedural Graphics"

Abstract: The re-introduction of programmability into graphics hardware has produced a tremendously flexible imaging platform.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 9, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Robert Moorhead, Mississippi State University Director of Visualizarion Analysis and Imaging Lab Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Director of GeoResources Institute
"The High Performance Computing Collaboratory at MSU."

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) at Mississippi State University is a federation of 5 entities, all focused on HPC applications.


CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 9, 2007

3:30 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Song Zhang, Mississippi State University Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
"Tensor Visualization For Finding Structures in Brain and Nematic Liquid Crystal."

Abstract: Matrix-valued datasets (so-called tensor field) have become more common in various disciplines of science. Compared to scalar dataset or vector field, tensor field incorporates more information at any one data point.

Friday, June 1, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 22, 2007

1:30 pm 152 Coates Hall

James Demmel, University of California - Berkeley Richard Carl Dehmel Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
"The Future of High Performance Linear Algebra."

Abstract: Linear algebra is at the core of much scientific and engineering computing problem, so faster and more accurate algorithms and software are always welcome. We survey three areas of recent progress.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted May 25, 2007

3:00 pm 145 Coates Hall

Michael Lesk, Rutgers University Professor of Library and Information Science
"Scientific Data Libraries: Changing Research."

Reception at 2:30 p.m. in 145 Coates Hall. Abstract: The traditional paradigm of scientific research is being changed by our ability to gather enormous quantities of data with sensors and store them online.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted August 17, 2007

3:00 pm A101 Auditorium Life Sciences Building Annex

Tinsley Oden, University of Texas at Austin Director, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Adaptive Multiscale Modeling of Large-Scale Molecular Systems

Frontiers of Scientific Computing Lecture Series There will be a reception at 4:00 pm. More info

Friday, September 14, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 11, 2007

2:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Philip Maechling, University of Southern California Information Technology Architect, Southern California Earthquake Center
"Seismic Hazard Modeling using Heterogeneous Scientific Workflows"

Abstract: As a part of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) program of seismic hazard research, we are using scientific workflow technologies to run large-scale high performance and high throughput scientific applications.

Monday, September 17, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 13, 2007

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Poojitha Yapa, Clarkson University Porfessor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
"Modeling Oil and Gas Discharges from Deepwater Blowouts."

Abstract: A computer model (CDOG) developed to simulate the behavior of oil and gas accidentally released from deepwater is presented. Deepwater is considered to be water depths in excess of 800 m.

Friday, September 21, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 13, 2007

2:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Brygg Ullmer, Louisiana State University Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science Center for Computation and Technology
"Tangible Interfaces for Visualization, Collaboration, and Education."

Abstract: Over the last decade, there has been rapidly growing interest in bridging human interaction between the physical and digital worlds.

Monday, September 24, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 13, 2007

1:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Thomas Fahringer, University of Insbruck-Austria Institute of Computer Science
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck-Austria Institute of Computer Science
"ASKALON: An Application Development and Runtime Environment for the Grid."

In this presentation we describe the ASKALON Grid application development and computing environment whose ultimate goal is to provide an invisible Grid to the application developer.

Monday, October 1, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 24, 2007

11:00 am 338 Johnston Hall

Ravi Vadapalli, Texas Tech University Research Scientist, High Performance Computing Center, Applicant for CCT's CyD IT Analyst Position
"Deploying Regional Cyberinfrastructure for Strategic Appl. Development & Support"

Abstract: Grid Computing is an emerging collaborative computing paradigm to extend institutional/organization specific high performance computing capabilities greatly beyond local resources.

Friday, October 5, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 24, 2007

2:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Barbara Chapman, University of Houston Department of Computer Science
"OpenMP In The Multicore Era."

Dual-core machines are actively marketed for destop and home computing. Sysems with a larger number of cores are deployed in the server market. Some cores are capable of executing multiple threads.

Monday, October 15, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted September 19, 2007

3:00 pm Johnston Hall 338

Doug Arnold, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis Director
Finite Element Exterior Calculus: A New Approach To The Stability Of Finite Elements

More information...

Friday, November 2, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted October 30, 2007

2:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Valerie Taylor, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University Department Head and Royce E. Weisenbaker Professorship II
"Performance Analysis and Optimization of Large-scale Scientific Applications

Abstract: The current trend in high performance computing systems is shifting towards cluster systems with CMPs (chip multiprocessors).

Monday, November 5, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted October 10, 2007
Last modified November 4, 2007

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 338, Johnston Hall

Qiang Du, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
Phase Field Models and Simulations of Some Interface Problems

Part of the Frontiers of Scientific Computing Lecture Series

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Du will report some recent works on the phase field modeling and simulation of interface problems in materials science and biology.

Friday, November 9, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted October 30, 2007

2:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

"Quantum Technologies --- The Second Quantum Revolution!"

Abstract: We are currently in the midst of a second quantum revolution. The first quantum revolution gave us new rules that govern physical reality. The second quantum revolution will take these rules and use them to develop new technologies.

Friday, November 30, 2007

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted November 26, 2007

2:00 pm Life Sciences Building Annex Room A101 Auditorium

Daniel Huttenlocher, Cornell University Neafsey Professor of Computing, Information Science and Business
"Computational Soc. Sci.: Large-Scale Studies of Wikis, Blogs, Soc. Networking Sites"

Abstract: Many social interactions that are ephemeral in the physical workld are recorded and assessible in the online world.

Friday, January 25, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted January 7, 2008

11:30 am

Sangtae "Sang" Kim, Purdue University Donald W. Feddersen Distingusihed Professor Of Mechanical Engineering And Distinguished Professor Of Chemical Engineering
"Fluidic Self Assembly And The Network Of Things."

Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA) is now a microhydrodynamic, particulate process for the integration of Electrical, optical and mechanical devices.

Monday, February 18, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 6, 2008

10:40 am - 11:30 am Johnston Hall 338

David E. Keyes, Columbia University And Lawrence Livermore National Lab
A Nonlinearly Implicit Manifesto

Frontiers of Scientific Computing Lecture Series. More info.

Monday, March 10, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 25, 2008

2:30 pm 155 Coates Hall

Randal E. Bryant, Carnegie Mellon University Dean, School of Computer Science
"Data-Intensive Super Comp.: Taking Google-Style Comp. Beyond Web Search."

Abstract: Web Search engines have become fixtures in our society, but few people realize that they are actually publicly accessible supercomputing systems, where a single query can unleach the power of several hundred processors operating on a date set of over 200 terabytes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 25, 2008

3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Roman Beck, Institute of Information, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany E-Finance and Services Science Chair
"A Cost-based Multi-Unit Resource Auction for Service-oriented Grid Computing."

The Application of Grid technology is finally spreading from engineering and natural science related industrial sectors to other industries with a high demand for computing applications. However, the diffusion of Grid technology within these sectors is often hindered by a lack of the incentive to share the computational reserches across departments or branches even within the same enterprise.

Friday, March 28, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted February 25, 2008

11:30 am 338 Johnston Hall

Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
"High Performance Computing Going Mainstream."

Abstract: HPC (High Performance Computing) has progressed far beyond the nich technology it was in the 1980's and 1990's.

Friday, April 11, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 3, 2008

11:30 am 338 Johnston Hall

Wolfgang Gentzsch, Duke University RENCI Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill and D-Grid Initiative
"Building and Operating Grid Infrastructures for e-Science"

Lessons Learned and Recommendations Abstract: After almost a decade of research and development in the field of grid technology, it is still challenging to design, build, and operate large-scale grid infrastructures for science and industry.

Friday, April 18, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted April 3, 2008

1:00 pm 143 Coates Hall

Anita K. Jones, University of Virginia University Professor and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science
"CyberSecurity - Serving Society Badly"

Abstract: During the latter half of the 20th century the world created a new infrastructure, the cyber, or information, infrastructure. It underpins many of the processes and activities of society. Usefulness of the cyber infrastructure depends on many aspects, and notable among them is security. Fundementally, today's perimeter defense model on which most cyber security relies does not work.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted November 24, 2008

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

Robert M. Kirby, University of Utah
Building Symbiotic Relationships Between Formal Verification And High Performance Computing

http://www.cct.lsu.edu/events/talks/437

Friday, January 23, 2009

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted October 19, 2008
Last modified January 13, 2009

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Coates Hall 145

Linda Petzold, UC Santa Barbara Member, National Academy of Engineering
Multiscale Simulation Of Biochemical Systems





rescheduled from September 5, 2008


In microscopic systems formed by living cells, the small numbers of some reactant molecules can result in dynamical behavior that is discrete and stochastic rather than continuous and deterministic. An analysis tool that respects these dynamical characteristics is the stochastic simulation algorithm (SSA). Despite recent improvements, as a procedure that simulates every reaction event, the SSA is necessarily inefficient for most realistic problems. There are two main reasons for this, both arising from the multiscale nature of the underlying problem: (1) the presence of multiple timescales (both fast and slow reactions); and (2) the need to include in the simulation both chemical species that are present in relatively small quantities and should be modeled by a discrete stochastic process, and species that are present in larger quantities and are more efficiently modeled by a deterministic differential equation. We will describe several recently developed techniques for multiscale simulation of biochemical systems, and outline some of the future challenges. Complete details can be found at http://www.cct.lsu.edu/events/talks/448

Monday, January 26, 2009

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted January 13, 2009

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Coates Hall 145

Margaret Wright, New York University Member, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering
What Can Be More Important Than "Faster" And "Bigger"?

For decades, the high-end computing community has come to expect continuing gains in the speed of computation and the size of data storage, and these expectations have consistently been fulfilled in remarkable ways. But "faster" and "bigger" are not the only things that count. We'll show how other factors, such as advances in mathematics and theoretical computer science, are just as important, leading to the obvious conclusion that an optimal strategy needs to be "faster, bigger, and smarter."

Complete details can be found at http://www.cct.lsu.edu/events/talks/450

Friday, October 30, 2009

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted October 22, 2009

1:00 pm 338 Johnston Hall

CCT Colloquim Series

Presented by: Arun Bansil, Northeastern University "Modeling Highly Resolved Spectroscopies of Complex Materials: from Qualitative to Quantitative" For more information please see cct events. http://www.cct.lsu.edu/events/events.php

Friday, March 26, 2010

CCT Lecture  Events organized by the LSU Center for Computation and Technology

Posted March 26, 2010

1:45 pm - 1:45 pm 218 Johnston

Xiaoliang Wan, Louisiana State University
Spectral hp element method and Nektar, Part I