2019 NCSA Industry Conference


2019 NCSA Industry Conference


All activities will be held in the auditorium at NCSA, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, Illinois, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 8

5:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Opening Reception (co-hosted by Center for Digital Agriculture)
Riggs Brewery, 1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, IL
Cray logo

Wednesday, October 9

8:00 am
Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:45 am
Brendan McGinty, NCSA Industry Director
9:15 am
Zhanna Golodryga, Phillips 66 Chief Digital & Administrative Officer
10:00 am
DDN logo
10:30 am
Partner Showcase
Subha Srinivasan and Neil Andrews, NCSA Program Managers (chairs)
  • Supply Chain Optimization
    • Shawn Behounek, Phillips 66 Business Transformation Manager
    • Udatta Palekar, Rho Square Consulting President
  • Data Analytics: Neural Network Model Explainability
    • Austin Walters, Capital One Senior Software Engineer
    • Eliu Huerta, NCSA Research Scientist
    • Aaron Saxton, NCSA Data Engineer
    • Aiman Soliman, NCSA Research Scientist
  • Workflow Optimization: From Concept to Clinical Setting in Mayo Clinic
    • Nate Mattson, Mayo Clinic IT Lead Analyst
    • Matt Hudson, Illinois Bioinformatics/Crop Sciences Professor
  • Scaling Up Implicit Finite Element Analysis
    • Todd Simons, Rolls Royce Computational Sciences Manager
    • Erman Guleryuz, NCSA Research Scientist
Lunch/Networking/Student Presentations/Visualization Demos
Atrium, Rooms 1030, 1040, and 2103: Student presentations
Room 1005: Visualization demos by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab (Kalina Borkiewicz, Visualization Programmer; Jeff Carpenter, Visualization Designer)
Intel logo
1:30 pm
Cyberinfrastructure Updates
Amy Schuele, NCSA Integrated Cyberinfrastructure Director (chair)
  • NCSA Cyberinfrastructure Updates
    • Amy Schuele, NCSA Integrated Cyberinfrastructure Director
  • Industry Cyberinfrastructure Updates
    • Brian Seiler, NCSA Industry Operations Assistant Director
  • Elastic Compute Cluster
    • Jong Lee, NCSA Principal Research Scientist
    • Rob Kooper, NCSA Lead Research Programmer
2:30 pm
Panasas logo
3:00 pm
Data Innovation at Illinois
Brendan McGinty, NCSA Industry Director (chair)
  • Data Analytics in Athletics
    • Kingsley Osei-Asibey, Illinois Athletics Director Analytics & Football Technology
    • Loretta Auvil, NCSA Senior Project Coordinator
  • The Social Media Macroscope: Accessible Data Science on Social Data
    • Joseph Yun, Illinois College of Media Research Assistant Professor
  • Scientific Platforms for Image Analysis in the Era of Cloud Computing
    • Matias Carrasco Kind, NCSA Senior Research Scientist
  • Machine Learning Accelerated Structural Design Optimization
    • Shelly Zhang, Illinois Civil & Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor
    • Diab Abueidda, Illinois Mechanical Science & Engineering Graduate Research Assistant
  • Keras Spatial: Enabling Fast AI Experimentation for the Geospatial Community
    • Aiman Soliman, NCSA Research Scientist
    • Jeff Terstriep, NCSA Research Scientist
4:45 pm
Break/Travel to Dinner
5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Urbana Country Club - 100 E. Country Club Rd, Urbana, IL
Dell logo

Thursday, October 10

8:15 am
Continental Breakfast/Networking
9:00 am
Director Address
Bill Gropp, NCSA Director
9:30 am
New AI Initiative in NCSA
Brendan McGinty, NCSA Industry Director
Eliu Huerta, NCSA Research Scientist
Vlad Kindratenko, NCSA Senior Research Scientist
10:00 am
Break/Networking DDN logo
10:30 am
Emerging Technologies
Dan LaPine, NCSA Technical Program Manager (chair)
  • Scaling AI Initiatives from POC to Large Scale Production Deployments
    • Thomas Henson, Dell Office of the CTO, Data Engineering Advocate
  • Spaceborne Computer: The Dawn of HPC and AI above the Clouds
    • Mark Fernandez, HPE, Americas HPC Technology Officer & Spaceborne Computer Payload Developer
  • Making the Best Use of Flash for HPC with Lustre
    • Roger Goff, DDN BDM & Senior Solutions Engineer
  • The Convergence of HPC and AI for Grand Challenge Science Problems
    • Tom Gibbs, NVIDIA Director of Developer Relations
Lunch/Networking Amazon Web Services logo