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Relocating innovation: Places and Material Practices of Future Making

Lucy Suchman - Lancaster University This talk explores the question of how we might engage both critically and generatively with the contemporary figure of innovation. I suggest as one resource the…

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What We Have Learned about using Software Engineering Practices in Scientific Software

The increase in the importance of scientific software motivates the need to identify and understand which software engineering (SE) practices are appropriate. Because of the uniqueness of the…

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Big Data Visual Analysis

We live in an era in which the creation of new data from simulations, sensors, experiments, imaging, is growing exponentially such that every two days we create as much new data as we did from the…

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Interdisciplinarity in a Highly Technical Context: Uncovering Strategies and Structures of Collaboration

William Barley, assistant professor of Communication and 2015-2016 NCSA Faculty Fellow Interdisciplinary teams are increasingly touted as necessary for scientific progress but research shows these…

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Designing Culture, Creating Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Anne Balsamo, The New School’s Dean of the School of Media Studies How does inter-disciplinarity impact innovation? Anne Balsamo shares an approach to the study and practice of technology-based…

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Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures, Digital Memory and the Myth of Digital Universalism

Anita ChanDepartment of Media and Cinema Studies, UIUCChanneling the promise global interconnection, and framed as the mark of contemporary optimization, “the digital” has come to…

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Numerical Relativity and the Binary Black Hole Problem

Miguel Alcubierre National Autonomous University of Mexico The field equations of General Relativity describe the geometry of spacetime, that is the gravitational field, in the presence of…

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A Year of CyberInfrastructure

Learn about what Illinois faculty need to do their research by reading the Year of Cyberinfrastructure Final Report. Click here to access the Final Report.John Towns, Deputy CIO for Research IT at…

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Steps for Stifling a New Open Source Project

Karl Fogel It turns out that there are lots of ways to drive a promising open source project into the ground. We will look at various methods, focusing especially on those that organizations…

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The FLASH Code Lifecycle in the Context of Evolving Software Engineering and Platform Architecture

Anshu Dubey Multi-scale, multi-physics simulation codes take years to develop, with a typical life cycle that can span several generations of high performance computing (HPC) platforms. For these…

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A Computational Future for Science Education

Katy Huff Abstract: Detailed computational models, massively parallelized calculations, and enormously collaborative simulation projects are increasingly integral to the advancement of science.…

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST): Status and Science Opportunities

Michael Strauss The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) was the highest-ranked ground-based telescope in the 2010 Decadal Survey, and will define much of the direction of the astronomical…

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Models of Genome Evolution and Ecosystem Dynamics: Kill-the-Winner, Kill-the-Loser, Kill-the-King

Sergei Maslov We swim in the ocean of data and the only way to turn this data into knowledge is by condensing it down to models - the simpler the better. I will describe two models that my…

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The Universe in a Box -- Simulating Galaxy Formation with Blue Waters -- Brian O'Shea

Galaxies are complicated beasts - many physical processes operate simultaneously, and over a huge range of scales in space and time. As a result, accurately modeling the formation and evolution of…

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Grand Challenges in Constructing Large Evolutionary Trees -- Tandy Warnow

Constructing the Tree of Life requires statistical estimation methods that have high accuracy on genome-scale data. These estimations are challenging, since nearly all statistical estimation methods…

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Data Science from a European Perspective -- Bernard F. Schutz

Physics and astronomy have led the way in handling and exploiting massive amounts of data, but the explosion of "Big Data" in other research areas raises the question of whether the physics…

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Subsistence Marketplaces -- Madhu Viswanathan

The Subsistence Marketplaces Initiative at the University of Illinois and has pioneered the area of enquiry and practice entitled subsistence marketplaces which adopts a unique bottom-up approach to…

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From Data to Knowledge with Workflows and Provenance

Bertram Ludascher Scientific workflow automation can provide significant benefits for compute-intensive and data-intensive scientific applications. The vision and promise of scientific workflows…

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HydroShare: Advancing Collaboration through Hydrologic Data and Model Sharing -- David Tarboton

HydroShare is an online, collaborative system being developed for open sharing of hydrologic data and models. The goal of HydroShare is to enable scientists to easily discover and access hydrologic…

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Advanced Visualization Instrumentation -- Jason Leigh

Increasingly, the nation’s computational science and engineering research communities work with international collaborators to tackle complex global problems. Just as cyberinfrastructure…

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Energy Efficiency and Extreme Scaling at LRZ

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) is offering IT services to the universities of Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe and beyond. At the top-level, LRZ hosts SuperMUC, a world-class powerful…

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Toward Reliable and Reproducible Inference in Big Data -- Victoria Stodden

The 21st century is surely the century of data. New technologies now permit the collection of data by virtually all scientific, educational, governmental, societal and commercial enterprises, leading…

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Simulating Chemical and Biological Processes -- Sharon Hammes-Schiffer

Many chemical and biological processes require the breaking and forming of chemical bonds and other quantum mechanical effects. Such processes cannot be simulated with standard classical molecular…

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Expeditions in Distributed Scientific Computing -- Shantenu Jha

In the first part of the talk we will discuss how we are laying the foundations for the design and architecture of the next-generation of distributed cyberinfrastructure. In the second part of the…

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