CSE Biweekly Roundup - July 15, 2022

Every other week, the School of Computational Science and Engineering shares a roundup of news, accomplishments, and events from across the School. Here is the roundup for July 15, 2022:

  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Srinivas Eswar on his successful dissertation defense. Advised by CSE Chair Haesun Park and CSE Professor Rich Vuduc, Eswar defended Scalable Data Mining via Constrained Low-Rank Approximation. Next, Eswar will work at Argonne National Laboratory as the J.H. Wilkinson Fellow.

  • Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. student Ali Siahkoohi for his successful dissertation defense. Advised by CSE/EAS/ECE Joint Appointment Professor Felix Herrmann, Siahkoohi defended Deep Generative Models for Solving Geophysical Inverse Problems. Next, Siahkoohi will join Rice University’s department of Computational and Applied Mathematics as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow.

  • Congratulations to CSE Assistant Professor Yunan Luo for winning a seed grant from the Molecule Maker Lab Institute! Luo’s group will use the grant to collaborate with chemists and biologists at MMLI in developing frontier AI tools for molecular design and synthesis.

  • CSE and ML Ph.D. students under CSE Assistant Professor Chao Zhang and CSE Adjunct Professor Tuo Zhao presented two papers and a poster at NACCL 2022 July 10 - 15. Students that presented at the conference include: Rui Feng, Yue Yu, Lingkai Kong, Rongzhi Zhang, Simiao Zuo, Chen Liang, Siawpeng Er, and alumnus Haoming Jiang.

  • CSE Ph.D. student Fatima Chrit presented Quantum Lattice Algorithms for Solving Partial Differential Equations at the 17th Conference on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography July 11-15. Chrit is advised by CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson and ME Professor Alexander Alexeev.

  • CSE Ph.D. student Ziqi Zhang and CSE Assistant Professor Xiuwei Zhang developed scDART, a deep learning framework that integrates scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq data and learns cross-modalities relationships simultaneously. Their paper on scDART was published in Genome Biology.

  • Research Technologists Jeff Young and Will Powell presented Enhancing HPC Education and Workflows with Novel Computing Architectures July 11 at PEARC 2022. Young also presented Enhancing User-centric Workflows and Democratizing Access to Novel Advanced Research Computing at a Birds of a Feather session of the conference.

  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson co-authored a paper accepted for the August edition of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. The paper presents a quadrature method that reduces closure errors compared to a 4-node CHyQMOM scheme.

  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson presented two papers at the 34th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics June 25 – July 1. The two studies he authored can be found here and here.

  • CSE Assistant Professor Spencer Bryngelson presented Fast Integration Methods for Averaging Bubble Dynamics at Sub-Grid Scales at the 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics June 19-24.

  • CSE Ph.D. student Shahrokh Shah, School of Physics Professor Flavio Fenton, and CSE Associate Professor Elizabeth Cherry have integrated a memory autoencoder into an echo state network framework that produces models for forecasting complex cardiac events. Their paper on the study was published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science.

  • CSE Ph.D. student Gaurav Verma, ML Ph.D. student Jay Wang, CSE alumnus Rohit Mujumdar, IC Associate Professor Munmun De Choudhury, and CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar presented Overcoming Language Disparity in Online Content Classification with Multimodal Learning June 8 at ICWSM 2022.

  • CSE Ph.D. students Xinhai Pan and Hechen Li, and CSE Assistant Professor Xiuwei Zhang developed TedSim (single-cell temporal dynamics simulator), which simulates cell division events from root cell to present-day cells that generates realistic gene expression and barcode data. Their paper on TedSim was published in Nucleic Acids Research

  • Incoming CSE Assistant Professor Victor Fung has created his website and is accepting students into his research group. Check out his site and share the word!

  • Hot off the press today, check out the latest edition of the College of Computing’s newsletter, The Compiler!

  • PACE is hosting an introduction to Git virtual workshop July 18 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Familiarity with Linux is a prerequisite and attendees must register before the event.

  • PACE is hosting a Python 101: Intro to Data Analysis with NumPy virtual workshop July 19 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Attendees must register before the event.

  • PACE is hosting an Applications of Machine Learning virtual workshop July 20 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm. Some familiarity with Python is a prerequisite and attendees must register before the event.

  • PACE’s Research Facilitation Team is offering a virtual consultation session July 21 10:30 am – 12:15 pm. Zoom link is provided on the event website.

  • PACE-ICE is offering virtual info sessions for instructors July 25 and July 26, both 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Zoom link is provided on the event website.

  • July 29 is the Institute thesis deadline for Ph.D. and M.S. students.