ARC 2023: COVID-19 Wins and Lessons

In April, the Center for Research Computing held our biennial symposium exploring the ways that computing-driven research responded to the myriad aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with two national keynote speakers, along with researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon.


There will also be a poster competition for Pitt graduates and undergraduates with three $750 travel prizes.
Poster competition guidelines
Poster Abstracts


           Local Speakers                      Keynotes     

Roni Rosenfeld
Professor and Head
Machine Learning Department
Carnegie Mellon University                        

Harry Hochheiserassociate professor, Pitt Department of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Models of Infectious Disease Study (​MIDAS) Coordination Center

Lillian Chong, professor, Pitt Department of Chemistry
Affiliated faculty, CMU-Pitt Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Program
and CMU-Pitt Computational Biology Program

Olexandr Isayev, assistant professor, CMU Department of Chemistry

Jishnu Dasassistant professor, Pitt Departments of Immunology and Computational & Systems Biology
Director, Computational Immunogenomics Core, Center for Systems Immunology

Adam Hobaugh & Kim Wong, co-directors, Center for Research Computing                                                     


Rommie Amaro
Distinguished Professor
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
UC San Diego



8 – 9 am                    Breakfast 

9 am
Rob Rutenbar, Pitt Senior Vice Chancellor for Research

9:15 – 10 am
Keynote Rommie Amaro


10:05 – 10:30 am
Lillian Chong

10:30 – 10:50 am       Break
10:55 – 11:20am
Olexandr Isayev
(via Zoom)
11:25 11:50am
Harry Hochheiser
11:50 am –1:30 pm     Lunch 


1:30 1:35 pm 

1:40 – 2:25 pm
Keynote Roni Rosenfield

2:30 – 2:55 pm 
Adam Hobaugh and Kim Wong

3 – 3:35 pm
Jishnu Das
(via Zoom)

3:40 – 5 pm
Student Poster Contest (hors d'oeuvres will be available)

  • University of Pittsburgh graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for three $750 travel prizes.
  • Pitt post-docs are invited to submit but are not eligible for prize money.
  • Students from other institutions are invited to submit, but are not eligible for prize money.

See the poster competition guidelines.