Lab Hosts Scientific Computing Day
December 11, 2013
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On December 11, Berkeley Lab hosted Bay Area Scientific Computing Day (BASCD)—an annual one-day meeting to foster interactions and collaborations between researchers in the fields of scientific computing, computational science and engineering from the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 70 researchers across Northern California attended the meeting.
As meeting chair, Bert de Jong, leader of the Scientific Computing Group (SCG) in the Computational Research Division (CRD), joined Berkeley Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon in welcoming attendees to the meeting. Alexander Kemper and François-Henry Rouet, both SCG research scientists, participated in the BASCD program. Kemper presented his work on “numerical modeling of non-equilibrium phenomena and spectroscopy,” and Rouet talked about his work “using random butterfly transformations in a sparse direct solver."
A lunchtime poster session also gave a handful of attendees an opportunity to share their research. Alex Boyd of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and Kjiersten Fagnan of NERSC presented a poster on JAMO, a new metadata organizer and archive that streamlines JGI data management. John Wu of CRD’s Scientific Data Management Group (SDM) presented a poster on advanced machine learning algorithms for detecting anomalies in prices during the California electricity crisis of 2000 and 2001. Richard Luis Martin of CRD's SCG presented a poster that illustrates his work in computational screening techniques for porous materials.
Rachel Lance and Mocha Gardner provided administrative and logistical support for the meeting.
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