Thom Dunning, center, talks with UB’s Michel Dupuis (left)
and Abani Patra (right) during CDSE Days. Dunning was one of three
keynote speakers at the six-day event, which brought some of the
nation’s most prominent scholars in the ﬁeld of
data-enabled science to UB.
Want to know how IBM’s Watson outsmarted
“Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings? Curious about big data
and the world’s most powerful supercomputers?
These topics—and much more—were discussed at this
year’s CDSE Days, a six-day program at the University at
Buffalo that explored how big data and high-performance computing
have become essential to scientific progress, economic
competitiveness, national security, medicine and other issues.
The program brought some of the nation’s most preeminent
scholars of data-enabled science to Buffalo. Highlights
A keynote lecture by David Higdon, professor in the Social
Decision Analytics Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of
Virginia Tech, entitled “Connecting model-based predictions
A workshop by Gandolfo “Randy” Messina, worldwide
public sector manager, IBM Watson Analytics, entitled “An
introduction to Watson analytics.”
A keynote lecture by Thom H. Dunning Jr., director of the
National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, entitled “Leading-edge
computers and the extraordinary research they enable.”
A keynote lecture by Mark Ainsworth, professor of applied
mathematics at Brown University, entitled “Multigrid at
CDSE stands for Computational and Data-enabled Science and
Engineering, a new doctoral program at UB.