Skip to Content

Coronavirus: Get complete details about the university's response to COVID-19.

Division of Information Technology

Research Computing

2016 Research Computing Symposium

The first Symposium on Research Computing Infrastructure was held in April 2016. Below is an agenda from the event. Information regarding the 2017 Symposium can be found here.

8:30 - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - Welcome by John Grego, IT Advisory Committee Chair
9:05 - Introduction of Morning Keynote Speaker, TBD
9:15 - Morning Keynote Presentation by Ying Xu, University of Georgia, Institute of Bioinformatics
High Performance Enabled Biological Research: From Bacterial Genomes to Cancer Mechanism Study
10:00 - Ecosystems to Public Health: Unraveling the ties that bind through High Performance Computing by Sean Norman, Environmental Health Sciences
10:30 - Data Storage and Curation by Heather Heckman in the Libraries, Moving Image Research Collections
11:00 - Research Computing in Earth Sciences by Camelia Knapp, Earth and Ocean Sciences
11:30 - Computing Infrastructure for Health Research by Ben Schooley, Integrated Information Technology
12:00 - Box lunch and poster session
1:00 - Introduction of Afternoon Keynote Speaker by Joan Gabel, Executive VP and Provost
1:15 - Afternoon Keynote Presentation by Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship
Research Data Curation and High Performance Computing
2:00 - High Performance Computing in Humanities by Mike Gavin, English
2:30 - Does Income Inequality Matter in Marketing? A Large Scale Analysis of Consumer Product Availability by Rafael Becerril, Darla Moore School of Business
3:00 - High Performance Computing for Nuclear Fuels and Reactor Physics Simulation and Modeling by Travis Knight, Mechanical Engineering
3:30 - Panel Session, HPC and Big Data Challenges at USC by
Phil Moore, RCI (moderator) | Csilla Farkas, CSCE | Zhenlong Li, GEOG | Mark Uline, ECHE, Qi Wang, MATH | Mary Harris, SRNL

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc IT Advisory Committee

Andrea Benigni, Electrical Engineering
Bob Brookshire, Integrated Information Technology
Mark Cooper, Film and Media Studies and English
Mark Ferguson, Management Science
John Grego, Statistics
Susan Rathbun-Grubb, School of Library and Information Science

Denzel McKnabb (G), Health Information Technology
Friel Scott (U), Computer Science and Engineering

Ex Officio
Glenn Bunton, University Libraries
Jeff Farnham, University Technology Services
Debbie Kassianos, Office of Vice President for Research
Aaron Marterer, Office of the University Registrar
Phil Moore, Research Computing
Harry Ploehn, Office of the Provost


Measuring Accessibility in New York City:  A Big Data Approach
Yuqin Jiang, Geography Department

Computational Modeling of Transport and Corrosion Phenomenon inside High Temperature Molten Salt Systems
Bahareh Tavakoli, Chemical Engineering

Two-hit Filter Synthesis for Genomic Database Search
Jordan Bradshaw, Computer Science and Engineering

Automated Quality Assurance of Real-time and Archived Atmospheric Data
Andrew Kail, Savannah River National Laboratory

Identification of target genes of miR-148 family of tumor suppressive miRNAs
David Oliver, College of Pharmacy

Using Imposters to Visualize DTI Fiber Tracts
Lucas Nesi, College of Charleston, USC McCausland Center for Brain Imaging

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.