Charles Menguy, Senior Computer Scientist
As people now engage with digital properties using a myriad of devices such as laptops, smart phones, tablets, connected TVs and gaming consoles, the traditional cookie-based or device-level views of online user interaction are too narrow. Even when using a single device, a person may be assigned multiple IDs due to cookie churn or the use of different browsers. Marketers are looking through a fragmented lens and are spending their marketing dollars without understanding more than a fractional part of consumer interactions.
Computing for the Endless Frontier
Prof. Renata Wentzcovitch (APAM and Earth/Environmental Sciences Departments)
Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Associate Vice President for Research
The University of Texas at Austin
In August of 2018, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin was selected as the sole awardee of the National Science Foundation’s “Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility” solicitation.
In this talk, I will describe the main components of the award: the Phase 1 system, “Frontera”, which will be the largest University-based supercomputer in the world when it comes online in 2019, the plans for facility operations and scientific support for the next five years, and the plans to design a Phase 2 system in the mid-2020s to be the NSF Leadership system for the latter half of the decade, with capabilities 10x beyond Frontera.
The talk will also cover the growing and shifting nature of the scientific workloads that require advanced capabilities, the technology shifts and challenges the community is currently facing, and the ways TACC has and is restructuring to face these challenges.
Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A nationally recognized leader in high performance computing, Stanzione has served as deputy director since June 2009 and assumed the Executive Director post on July 1, 2014. He is the principal investigator (PI) for several leading projects including a multimillion-dollar National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to deploy and support TACC’s Stampede supercomputer over four years. Stanzione is also the PI of TACC’s Wrangler system, a supercomputer designed specifically for data-focused applications.
He served for six years as the co-director of CyVerse, a large-scale NSF lifesciences cyberinfrastructure in which TACC is a major partner. In addition, Stanzione was a co-principal investigator for TACC’s Ranger and Lonestar supercomputers, large-scale NSF systems previously deployed at UT Austin. Stanzione previously served as the founding director of the Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative at Arizona State University and served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellow in the NSF’s Division of Graduate Education.
Stanzione received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer engineering from Clemson University, where he later directed the supercomputing laboratory and served as an assistant research professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Sponsored by the Computing Systems for Data-Driven Science Center
Speaker: Dr. Saleh Soltan, Princeton University
Amel Lageat, Senior Director, Consumer Business
Abstract: In a world of Infobesity, analysts, engineers, professionals, executive leaders, and people now have access to more data and analytics opportunities that we can ever make sense of. However, a genuine people centric approach can provide the sharpest guidance in designing relevant strategies and solutions: it makes data, models, and analytics more meaningful and purposeful, and also leads to marketing and commercial impact in global organizations.