Computational Science

Math and Stats Seminar: Big data, data science, statistics

Dr. Nancy Reid, University of Toronto

When: 
Friday, 31 March 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: 
Jeffery Hall Room 234

The Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute developed a six-month thematic program on big data in 2015, with substantial funding from the Fields Institute, and support from PIMS, CRM and AARMS for

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School of Computing Distinguished Speaker

Dr. William Tang, Professor and Principal Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University

When: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: 
Dupuis Hall 217

Kinetic Plasma Turbulence Simulations on Top Supercomputers Worldwide

A major challenge for supercomputing today is to demonstrate how advances in HPC technology translate to accelerated progress in key application domains. This is the focus of an exciting new program in the US called the “National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)” – announced by President Obama as an Executive Order on July 29, 2015 involving all research & development (R&D) programs in the country to “enhance strategic advantage in HPC for security, competitiveness, and discovery.” A strong focus in key application domains is to accelerate progress in advanced codes that model complex physical systems -- especially with respect to reduction in “time-to-solution” as well as “energy to solution.” It is understood that if properly validated against experimental measurements/observational data and verified with mathematical tests and computational benchmarks, these codes can greatly improve much-needed predictive capability in many strategically important areas of interest.

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Cognitive Computing in Action

Aditya Pai

Aditya is an Associate Partner; Clinician (Certified Genetic Counsellor) and Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry expert with the IBM Watson Group. His principal role is global business development, sales and strategic leadership of Watson engagements.

When: 
Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Where: 
Mac-Corry Room E229

As we enter the “era of big data” we are facing a deluge of data – our challenge will be how to turn data into knowledge.

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Compute Canada On-Campus Consultation

Dr. Gregory Newby, Chief Technology Officer, Compute Canada

When: 
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
Ellis Hall Room 218

On Feb 23 Compute Canada’s will be on campus hosting a session soliciting input on this country’s need for increased investment in advanced research computing (ARC).

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Chemistry Seminar: "The Singular-Value Decomposition Multigrid POTFIT (SVD-MGPF) algorithm"

D. Peláez, Université de Lillle

When: 
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 10:00am
Where: 
Chernoff Hall Room 415

We present the new Singular-Value Decomposition Multigrid POTFIT (SVD-MGPF), a grid-based tensor decomposition algorithm for large dimensional systems with particular focus on Quantum Dynamical problems.

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