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Research Cyberinfrastructure

Symposium on Research Computing Infrastructure

The 2017 Symposium will be held on Friday, April 14 in the Hollings Library on the Columbia campus. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness of campus-wide needs for research at the University of South Carolina.  Presentations and discussion topics will cover high performance computing, specialized software applications and storage, and archival and curation of data.


  • Faculty Senate Ad Hoc IT Advisory Committee - John Grego (Chair)
  • Integrated Information Technology - Bob Brookshire
  • Research Cyberinfrastructure Group - Phil Moore
  • Director, Molecular Microbial Ecology Laboratory - Sean Norman
  • Research Professor, Chemical Engineering - Sirivatch Shimpalee
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics/Department of Biological Sciences - Yen-Yi Ho


The following agenda is tentative and will be updated as speakers and events are confirmed.

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:05 Welcome
9:10 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Prakash Nagarkatti
Vice President for Research
University of South Carolina
9:15 Keynote presentation
Amy Friedlander
Staff Associate, Office of the Assistant Director
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Broadening HPC resources through Data Management
 10:00 Doug Foster
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
University of South Carolina
10:15 Phil Moore
Director of Research Cyberinfrastructure
10:30 Speaker TBD
11:00 Lightning Talks
Moderated by Bob Brookshire
Integrated Information Technology
12:00 Box Lunch and poster sessions 
Lunch sponsored by IBM
12:55 Introduction of Speakers
Hossein Haj-Hariri
Dean of College of Engineering and Computing
1:00 Bill Mannel
Vice President of High Performance Computing Engineering Group
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPC Segment Solutions: The Path to Exascale
1:00 Anthony Scopatz
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
2:00 Joshua Patterson
Director of Applied Solution Engineering
Big Data Analytics and Accelerated Computing
2:30 Chris Rorden
Smart State Chair and Professor in Neuroimaging Research
Department of Psychology and McCausland Center for Brain Imaging
3:00 Lightning Talks
Moderated by Bob Brookshire
Integrated Information Technology
4:00 Wrap-up