[hpc-announce] Call for Participation: UrgentHPC workshop at SC20 (keynote announced)

Nick Brown n.brown at epcc.ed.ac.uk
Fri Nov 6 12:27:54 CST 2020

                    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Second international workshop on HPC for Urgent Decision making (UrgentHPC)

       In conjunction with SC20: The International Conference for
       High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis,
       Friday afternoon November 13, 2020
         In cooperation with IEEE TCHPC.


When: Friday 13th November, 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Keynote speaker announced: Urgent high performance computing for
real-time pandemic response and decision making

Professor Madhav Marathe, Distinguished Professor in Biocomplexity and
Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of
Virginia (UVA) will be joining us virtually straight from fighting COVID.

The pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. Its global
economic, social and health is already staggering and will continue to
grow. Professor Marathe is heavily involved in computation and, more
broadly, computational thinking around the pandemic which plays a
multi-faceted role in supporting global real-time epidemic science
especially because controlled experiments are impossible in
epidemiology. His group are fusing high performance computing, data
science and new sources of massive amounts of data from device-mediated
interactions have created unprecedented opportunities to prevent, detect
and respond to pandemics.

Much of Professor Marathe's work is directly driven by requests from
policymakers as they study important questions pertaining to logistics,
resource allocation, epidemic forecasts and intervention analysis. This
all remains a challenging computational problem and in this talk he will
discuss his institute's efforts to design and execute scalable high
performance computing-enabled workflows to support real-time COVID-19
response and situation assessment.

More details and the full workshop schedule are available on the SC
website and at https://www.urgenthpc.com

Workshop supporting projects & organisations
This workshop is supported by the VESTEC and LEXIS EU FET H2020
projects, along with PNNL and NCAR
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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