Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation (CISC) Lunchtime Matchmaking Seminars

On Tuesday, September 26 from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 129 the Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation will kick off a series of lunchtime seminars designed to bring together researchers with intersecting interests in scientific computation. Besides giving opportunities for researchers to introduce their problems, there will be time for questions.

This first seminar will provide a brief introduction to CISC and the seed grants for scientific computation. Then, Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Minh will speak on Algorithms for computational biochemistry and data analysis. Towards the goal of predicting how small molecules interact with proteins, Minh’s group works on stochastic sampling algorithms, statistical estimators, and computational biochemistry software. To a lesser extent, the group is also working on Bayesian methods to analyze complementary laboratory experiments.

The second lunchtime matchmaking seminar is scheduled for Monday, October 2 from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 129 and will feature talks by Professor of Applied Mathematics Chun Liu and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Xian-He Sun.

To attend, please RSVP to Fred J. Hickernell at hickernell@iit.edu by noon the day before the seminar.