We are excited to announce that our conference is committed to highlighting contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. This ongoing commitment to recognize the importance of diversity in the high performance computing community will provide a platform for women to address computational challenges in HPC, science and engineering.
This year, Dr. Jacqueline H. Chen, a distinguished member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been invited to keynote on Tuesday, June 21, on the topic of advancing the science of turbulent combustion using petascale and exascale simulations. In addition to her position at Sandia, Dr. Chen is also the founding Director of the Center for Exascale Simulation of Combustion in Turbulence (ExaCT), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute. She has contributed broadly to research in petascale direct numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulent combustion focusing on fundamental turbulence-chemistry interactions.
In her keynote abstract, Dr. Chen reveals that high-fidelity combustion simulations are needed to provide the underlying science base required to develop more accurate predictive combustion models, which will be used to design more fuel-efficient, cleaner-burning vehicles, planes, and power plants. However, the most sophisticated combustion simulations can only be carried out on future exascale supercomputers. In her talk, Dr. Chen will review the current state of petascale turbulent combustion simulation, followed by a discussion of next-generation simulation design being investigated at the exascale combustion co-design center, ExaCT.
Last year, China’s rising star in HPC, Professor Dr. Yutong Lu, delivered a remarkable keynote about applications able to take advantage of top tier supercomputing systems. She discussed the key issues of application scalability for advanced HPC systems in the post-petascale era. Dr. Lu is the Director for System Software Laboratory at the School of Computer Science at the National University of Defense Technology, China, and was the Director Designer for the Tianhe-1A and Tianhe-2 systems.
ISC 2016 PhD Forum: Submission Open till March 21
The ISC High Performance conference is excited to call on PhD students from around the globe to present their research results at this year’s conference. Those interested should submit their proposals by March 21, 2016.
The program committee, chaired by Professor Lorena Barba, strongly encourages submissions by students in an early phase of their PhD work.
The inaugural PhD Forum will be held on Monday, June 20, which is the first day of the conference. The forum will consist of two parts: a set of back-to-back three-minute lightning talks, followed by an hour-worth of poster session. The lightning talks are intended as a quick, to-the-point presentation of research objectives and early results, while the posters will provide more in-depth information as a starting point for deeper discussions. The forum promises to spark a lively scientific dialogue in a welcoming setting.
“ISC is one of the most enjoyable conferences I have ever been to… It's an experience you'll never forget.”
Prof. Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka
Tokyo Institute of Technology
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