A panel of distinguished experts will discuss the role of computation and data analytics in supporting discovery throughout the biological sciences when XSEDE13 – the annual conference focusing on computer science, education, outreach, software, and technology – is held July 22-25 in San Diego.
The discussion, called ‘Transforming Biosciences through Advancements in Computing and Data Analytics’, is part of Biosciences Day, to be held on Wednesday, July 24, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina in downtown San Diego. The event is a key part of the annual conference by the National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program.
Biotech companies throughout the greater San Diego area, as well as those from other locations, are being offered a special one-day registration opportunity to attend the discussion and related presentations, which will feature a diverse range of top local biotech executives. Attendance will also afford industry attendees an opportunity to interact with researchers and students from around the U.S.
Please see XSEDE13’s online registration details to attend the single-day event. Sponsorship packages are also available, which provide companies with an opportunity to support this wide-reaching conference, as well as highlight their company name and capabilities.
“Computation and data analytics are beginning to play key roles in accelerating the pace of discovery across numerous science disciplines,” said Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, XSEDE13 general chair and co-director of XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services. “This discussion panel and related presentations will provide an excellent opportunity for both industry and academic researchers to learn more about their specific impact on the life sciences.”
Wilkins-Diehr also is an associate director with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego.
In addition to the panel discussion, there will be plenary talks, paper presentations, lightning talks, project posters, a job fair, and a gallery of scientific visualizations. Moderating the panel will be Kevin Patrick, professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at UC San Diego, and director of the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute.
Panelists scheduled for the discussion include:
The annual XSEDE conference brings together hundreds of technologists, researchers, educators, and students from across the country. For full bios of all of the panelists and to learn more, please visit the Biosciences Day webpage.
As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, SDSC is considered a leader in data-intensive computing and cyberinfrastructure, providing resources, services, and expertise to the national research community, including industry and academia. Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible, integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery. SDSC supports hundreds of multidisciplinary programs spanning a wide variety of domains, from earth sciences and biology to astrophysics, bioinformatics, and health IT. With its two newest supercomputer systems, Trestles and Gordon, SDSC is a partner in XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment), the most advanced collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world.
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