Center for Research Computing hosts biannual symposium

The Pitt Center for Research Computing is hosting its biannual Advancing Research through Computing Symposium online on April 6, with keynote speakers from UC Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratory.

Speakers from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will discuss advanced computing in the fields of materials design and precision medicine. The conference is open to students, faculty and staff at Pitt and other institutions.

Rick Stevens, associate laboratory director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, will kick off the day at 10 a.m. with a discussion of “AI for Precision Medicine: how close are we to changing the landscape?”

Kristin Persson, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Berkeley, is the other keynote speaker with a talk on “Data-Driven Materials Innovation and Design.”

Other speakers include:

  • Adrian Lee, director, Pittsburgh Foundation chair in Precision Medicine and professor in Pitt’s Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

  • Riyue (Sunny) Bao, co-director of Cancer Bioinformatics at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and research associate professor in the Pitt School of Medicine

  • Ziv Bar-Joseph, FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science, Machine Learning Department and Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Peng Liu, associate professor, Pitt Department of Chemistry

  • Olexander Isayev, assistant professor, CMU Department of Chemistry

  • Giannis (Yanni) Mpourmpakis, Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow, associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Pitt


The conference runs from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 6. Register here.