Advancing Research through Computing 2021


Pitt Center for Research Computing is hosting our biennial Advancing Research through Computing symposium online on April 6, 2021 with nationally prominent keynote speakers from UC Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as speakers from the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University discussing Advanced Computing in the fields of Materials Design and Precision Medicine. ARC 2021 will also feature a student poster contest with two $500 prizes for Pitt graduates and undergraduates. Graduate students, undergraduates, post-docs and faculty from other institutions are welcome to participate in the poster competition. Find the guidelines for the poster competition at ARC 2021 Poster Competition Guidelines | | University of Pittsburgh. Please note: registration for the poster competition is closed. See the posters and abstracts here: ARC 2021 Poster Contest Abstracts | | University of Pittsburgh

Register at: ARC 2021 | | University of Pittsburgh

Keynote Speakers

                 Kristin Persson

                Rick Stevens

AI for Precision Medicine: how close are we to
changing the landscape?

Rick Stevens
Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment, and Life Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Chicago
Abstract and Biography

Data-Driven Materials Innovation and Design
Kristin Persson
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California Berkeley
Abstract and Biography



9:45 am      Welcome

Precision Medicine

10 am         Rick Stevens

11am          Break

11:15 am    Adrian Lee
                    Director, Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine, Professor; Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
                    University of Pittsburgh
                    Abstract and Biography

11:40 am    Riyue (Sunny) Bao
                    Co-Director of Cancer Bioinformatics and Research Associate Professor of Medicine
                    University of Pittsburgh
                    Abstract and Biography

12:05 pm    Ziv Bar-Joseph
                    FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science, Machine Learning Department and Computational Biology Department 
                    Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science
                    Abstract and Biography

12:30 pm    Lunch

Design of Materials

1:30 pm     Kristin Persson

2:30 pm     Break

2:45 pm     Peng Liu
                    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
                 ​   University of Pittsburgh
                    Abstract and Biography

3:10 pm    Olexander Isayev
                   Assistant Professor,  Department of Chemistry
                   Carnegie Mellon University, Mellon School of Science
                   Abstract and Biography

3:35 pm    Giannis (Yanni) Mpourmpakis
                   Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
                 ​  University of Pittsburgh
                   Abstract and Biography

4 pm         Adjourn

4:15-5:30 pm Poster Session