High Performance Computing (HPC) has become an essential and pervasive tool used in nearly all disciplines. SHARCnet makes freely available the latest hardware and software including programming, technical, and administrative support. SHARCnet is used daily by researchers not only from its nearly 20 strong member institutions but also by researchers from around the world.

The Laurier SHARCNET Research Symposium 2009 (LSRS 2009) is open to everyone interested in High Performance Computing. This Symposium provides a rare opportunity to hear how researchers from WLU are using SHARCNET to broaden and accelerate their research progress putting them at the leading edge in their respective fields.

If you are curious about how SHARCnet can impact your research work at Wilfrid Laurier then you are cordially invited to attend any or all of the talks. It will also be an excellent chance to ask any questions during the discussion/refreshment sessions and meet other WLU SHARCnet researchers.

All talks will be held in Room BA 111. See Laurier Map for the exact location of the BA (Bricker Academic) building.

11:50 - 12:00 Paul S. Maxim,
Associate VP Research WLU
Opening Remarks
12:00 - 12:30 James Davenport, University of Bath, UK So you want to buy a supercomputer?
12:30 - 12:50 Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb, WLU From the pan-genome to the pan-interactome
12:50 - 13:10 Stephen Perry, WLU The advancement of a neural network model for estimating body motion
from plantar-surface pressure measurements during gait and gait perturbations
13:10 - 13:30 Angèle Hamel, WLU Robot Searching with a Moving Target
13:30 - 13:50 Marek Wartak, WLU Nonequilibrium Optical Gain in Semiconductor Quantum Well Structures
13:50 - 14:10 Refreshements and discussion
14:10 - 14:30 Dmitri G. Goussev, WLU Chemistry and SHARCNET
14:30 - 14:50 Shohini Ghose, WLU Quantum Chaotic Dynamics of Cold Atoms
14:50 - 15:10 Max Paliy, WLU Multiscale coarse-grained models for RNA nanostructures
15:10 - 15:40 David McCaughan, SHARCnet Supecomputing in a Box
15:40 - 16:00 Refreshements and discussion
16:00 - 17:00 Linda Petzold, UCSB, USA Multiscale Simulation of Biochemical Systems (May CSASM talk)
17:00 Doug Roberts, SHARCnet Tour of SHARCNET/WLU Visualization Facilites

Abstracts Symposium Organizers