Colloquia Series

The NCSA Colloquia series was launched in fall 2014 to bring leaders in big data, big computing, and big research to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to enlighten and spark innovation among researchers and students of all disciplines. These events are free and the entire campus community is welcome to attend. Video is available after each talk.

December 1, 11:00 am

Save the Date! The next NCSA Colloquium will be "Creating a Technology Ecosystem for Precision Medicine" by Patricia Kovatch on Friday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the NCSA auditorium. Please join us for a brief reception at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium followed by the colloquium.

Abstract: To fulfill the promise of precision medicine, an infrastructure that leverages modern technological approaches is critical. Democratizing an institution’s unique data-rich resources such as medical records, tissue banks and other research databases helps to speed scientific insight and translation. This talk will share plans and experiences on the development and deployment of contemporary computational and data science tools and infrastructure.

Bio: Patricia Kovatch is the founding Associate Dean for Scientific Computing at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Co-Director for the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics. She is funded by NIH to lead multiple projects including the creation of a Big Omics Data Engine, a national data repository for the Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource and a de-identified image data warehouse for the Clinical and Translational Science Award. She also leads the Community Research Education and Engagement for Data Science project for NIH. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, she was Director of an NSF supercomputer center.


Past Speakers

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    Searching for — and Finding! Gravitational Waves

    Gabriella Gonzalez, Louisiana State University

    presented November 3, 2017

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    Of Pagans, Pirates, and Perverts: An Arbitrary History of the Computed

    Nishant Shah, Arnhem, Enschede in Zwolle, Netherlands

    presented October 27, 2017

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    New Opportunities for Understanding and Improving Cities

    Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory

    presented October 6, 2017

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    Research and Education using STEM-based Approaches for Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Biological, Bio-inspired and Engineering Systems

    Padhu Seshaiyer, George Mason University

    presented September 29, 2017

  5. watch the video presentation

    Midwest Big Data Hub: Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem

    Melissa Cragin, Midwest Big Data Hub

    presented March 10, 2017

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    Relocating Innovation: Places and Material Practices of Future Making

    Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University

    presented March 3, 2017

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