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Dr. Bhanu Rekepalli, National Institute for Computational Sciences


The campus Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) group will welcome Computational Scientist Dr. Bhanu Rekepalli, with the National Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee for a talk on Monday, March 17 from 11am - Noon.

The talk will be held at 1244 Blossom Street, Room 320, and is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the Office of Information Technology.

Dr. Rekepalli's topic will be, "Impact of Next-Generation HPC Architectures on Life Sciences Research"

"Research in biological fields—from small atomic interactions to entire ecosystems—is resulting in an exponential growth in data generation, and consequently requires increasingly large computational capabilities for analysis. Bioinformatics, in particular, employs data-intensive applications driven by novel DNA-sequencing technologies and the high-throughput approaches that complement them. To address this demand, we are developed massively parallel bioinformatics applications on world’s elite supercomputers such as Titan and Kraken to analyze the rising flood of life sciences data, and to rapidly contribute fresh knowledge to the fields of computational biology and biomedicine. We incorporated these parallel applications into science gateways (PoPLAR: the Portal for Petascale Life sciences Applications and Research) with user-friendly, web-based portals. This research will help to bridge the gap between the rate of data generation in life sciences and the speed and ease at which biologists and pharmacists can study this data."

This talk is free to all USC students, faculty and staff. Parking is available at meters or for $3/day in the Horizon Garage.