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Scientific Computing Day (SCD) is a symposium for fostering interactions and collaborations among researchers at Georgia State University and its affiliates. SCD provides researchers a venue to present their work, and for the GSU scientific, computational and business communities to exchange views on today’s multidisciplinary computational challenges and state-of-the-art developments.
With over a dozen of our industry and academia collaborators, this year’s SCD evolves from a single-day conference to a two-day symposium featuring a full day of tutorials on analytics.

What to expect?
Day 1 – October 5: Tutorials/labs led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft experts.  Modules and hands-on labs will provide overview and practice in data analytics with a focus on dashboards and training deep learning models.

Day 2- October 6:  Technical program features: presentations by renowned and leading experts on topics such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and advanced cyber-infrastructure, panel discussion, student networking, and poster reception.
Researchers and aspiring researchers from all disciplines are welcome.

SCD 2017 Collaborators:
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Registration Information
A 2-Day Event!
Day 1: Hands-On Technology Workshops
October 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Georgia State University, Downtown Campus
55 Gilmer St.  Atlanta, GA 30303
Register for Day 1 

Day 2: Conference Discussions & Presentations

October 6, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Conference Center, College of Law
Georgia State University, Downtown Campus
85 Park Pl NE  Atlanta, GA 30303
Register for Day 2 

Call for Poster Presentations and Proposals for Cloud Computing Seed Grant

Abstract and Grant Submission Deadline: September 29, 2017


Organizing Committee
Organizer: Research Solutions
Chair: Semir Sarajlic (ssarajlic1@gsu.edu)
Poster Chair: Suranga Edirisinghe (neranjan@gsu.edu)
Logistics Chair: Charnae Knight (cknight4@gsu.edu)

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration, Check In, and Breakfast
Located in Student Center Ballroom

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

(Amazon Web Services)  Module 1:Introduction to Amazon Web Services with a Focus on Researchers   
Bill Richmond, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS

(Microsoft) Module 1: Introduction to PowerBI
Dustin Ryan, Data Platform Solutions Architect at Microsoft

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Amazon Web Services) Module 2: Introduction to AWS AI and Machine Learning Services and Hands-on Lab 1: Building a Chat Bot Using Amazon Lex
Bill Richmond, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS

(Microsoft) Module 2: Overview of PowerBI Desktop - Consuming Data, Transforming Data, and Visualizing Data and Hands-on Lab
Dustin Ryan, Data Platform Solutions Architect at Microsoft

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

(Amazon Web Services) Module 3: Data Science Process and Module 4: Introduction to Deep Learning and MXNet
Bill Richmond, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS

(Microsoft) Module 3: PowerBI Service - Publishing and Sharing Content and Hands-on Lab
Dustin Ryan, Data Platform Solutions Architect at Microsoft

3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

(Amazon Web Services) Hands-on Lab 2: Training deep learning models with MXNet, Next Steps and AWS workshop concluding remarks 
Bill Richmond, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS
Tracy Applegate, Account Manager at AWS

(Microsoft) Module 4: Building a Dashboard with PowerBI and Hands-on Lab
Dustin Ryan, Data Platform Solutions Architect at Microsoft

8:30 a.m. Registration, Check In, and Breakfast
Located in the College of Law

9 a.m. - Conference Opening and Welcome

9:15 a.m. - Letting Your Data Build Your System with Amazon Web Services Artificial Intelligence
Bill Richmond, Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services 

10 a.m. - Invited Talk 2
Dr. Jay Boisseau, Chief HPC  and Artificial Intelligence Strategist at DELL EMC

10:45 a.m. - Coffee Break

11 a.m. - Panel Discussion
How data analytics impacts decision making at organizations, and opportunities for addressing workforce development in data analytics and advanced cyber-infrastructure

Panelists: Dr. Rob Gardner, University of Chicago; Dr. Mehmet Belgin, Georgia Tech; Gregori Faroux, Georgia State University; Sanjay Mistry, Mölnlycke, Dr. Renata Rawlings-Goss, South Big Data Hub
Moderator: Semir Sarajlic

12 p.m. - Lunch (Student Networking)

1 p.m. - Feature Guest Speaker - "Training Based Workforce Development"
Dr. Mahmoud Ghavi, Professor and Director of the Center for Nuclear Studies at Kennesaw State University and Chair of Consort Institute at Emory University

2:00 p.m. - Accelerating Research with Open Science Grid
Dr. Rob Gardner, Research Professor at University of Chicago and Open Science Grid

2:45 p.m. - Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. - Data Analytics in Azure
Bill Campman, Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft

3:45 p.m. - Accelerating Artificial Intelligence with GPUs
Dr. Jeff Layton, Solutions Architect at NVIDIA

4:30 p.m. - Poster Reception
Poster presentations

5:30 p.m. - Best Poster Awarded, Closing Remarks, Post-Conference Networking
Gregori Faroux, Assistant Vice President, Georgia State University
Semir Sarajlic, SCD Chair