Symposium to explore Advancing Research through Computing

The Center for Research Computing is hosting the 2019 Advancing Research through Computing symposium on March 8 in the University Club

The symposium will be split into two sections — Social Science/Business and Molecular Biology/Visualization — with two separate keynote speakers.

  • Gary King, director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, will give the keynote for social science/business. He develops and applies empirical methods in many areas of social science research.
  • Heather Carlson, professor of chemistry and medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, works in computer simulations, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and structure-based drug design

There also will be several researchers from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University speaking about political science, economics, computational biology and other fields.

ARC 2019 begins at 8:15 a.m. with breakfast and concludes around 4 p.m. Registration is free to academic participants. Lunch also will be served. A student poster competition with give out $500 travel awards for the winners.

Register here for the symposium and poster session.