Scientific Computing Day (SCD) is a symposium for fostering collaborations amount computational science research community. SCD provides researchers a venue to present their work and exchange views on today’s multidisciplinary computational challenges and state-of-the-art developments.

What to expect?
Day 1 – October 25: Tutorials/labs led by experts. 
Day 2- October 26: 
 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.

Scientific Computing Day Sponsor:

Registration Information
October 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
GSU Centennial Hall
Georgia State University, Downtown Campus
100 Auburn Ave.  Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration for the conference is closed

Pre-Conferecne Workshops: Oct. 25
The workshops will require that you bring a computer with you, and that you have the following software installed, if you want to follow along or practice with the examples.Each workshop uses different software, so please install and configure the software for each section that you plan on attending. All of these programs are free to download and use.
Pre-Conference Workshop Prerequisite >

View the 2018 Poster Session Presenters >

Organizing Committee
Organizer: Research Solutions
Co-Chairs: Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh ( and Suranga Edirisinghe (
Program Committee Member: Matt Turner ( and  Rob Poh (

Conference Schedule

Schedule is subject to change

8 a.m. Registration, Check In, and Breakfast
Located in Centennial Hall: 100 Auburn 

8:45 a.m. - Conference Opening and Welcome

9 a.m. - High Performance Computing for Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Tumor Micro-Environment with Microscopy Image Data 
Speaker: Dr. Jun Kong  | Speaker Abstract & Bio 

9:30 a.m. - Invited Talk: Shedding Light on Proteins with Computers
Speaker: Dr. Samer Gozem  | Speaker Abstract & Bio 

10 a.m. - Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - Panel Discussion:Why Advanced Scientific Computing and Analytics Matter?
Panelists: Dr. Yi Jiang, Dr. Andrey Shilnikov, Dr. Tomas Mroz, Dr. Suranga Edirisinghe, Dr. Peter Molnar and Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov
Moderator: Rob Poh 

12 p.m. - Lunch (Networking)
Lunch provided by Dell EMC

12:30 p.m. - Secrets of High Performance Computing Research
Speaker: Best-Selling, Award Winning, Author Anthony R. Howard | Speaker Abstract & Bio 

1:15 p.m.  - Demo Alley 
IIT Strategic Initiatives and Development, Library’s Research Data Services and Research Solutions' Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC)
The IIT Strategic Initiatives and Development team builds and supports custom applications and integrated solutions including legacy application conversions, data integrations for enterprise applications, and assistance with research applications.

The Library’s Research Data Services team offers support to GSU students, faculty, and staff in the areas of data analysis tools & methods, mapping & data visualization, finding data & statistics, survey design, and data management via one-on-one help, workshops, and custom session for GSU courses and research teams. Learn more at

The Research Solutions' Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) team offers support to GSU students, faculty, and staff to discover, develop, and deploy cyberinfrastructure capabilities to analyze, model, simulate, and predict complex phenomena interest to Georgia State Research Community.

2 p.m. - Keynote Presentation: Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary Research and Education and NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Programs
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sushil Prasad (Program Director NSF) | Speaker Abstract & Bio 

3 p.m. - Coffee Break 

3:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion Coding vs Clicking: Clashes and Compromises in Scientific Computing
Panelists:Dr. Matt Turner, Dr. Dror Walter, Dr. Raeda Anderson and Mr. David R. Fikis
Moderator:Dr. Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh
Abstract & Panelist Bios 

5 p.m. - Poster Presentations  
View the 2018 Poster Session Presenters >

6 p.m. - Evening Reception and Poster Competition 

October 25 Parking Details for GSU Student Center

M Deck Parking
Visitor parking is available in the M Deck for $7 (cash only)
Address: 33 Auditorium Place, Atlanta, GA 30303 | Map

To get to the Student Center from M Deck:

  1. Once you park in the M Deck, exit via the M Deck Pedestrian Entrance
  2. The Student Center will be directly across the street

To get to the Student Center from MARTA:

  1. Take East/West rapid-rail line to the Georgia State Station.
  2. Exit station onto Piedmont Avenue. Walk right two blocks to Gilmer Street (you will cross over Decatur Street).
  3. Cross Piedmont and enter Student Center East at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer.


October 26 Parking Details for Centennial Hall

T Deck Parking
T Deck address: 43 Auburn Avenue | T Deck Map

To get to the Centennial Hall from T Deck:

  1. Exit Deck T onto Auburn Ave, head east (down) Auburn Ave. and walk to Courtland St. (about 0.2 miles).
  2. Centennial Hall will be on your left (At the corner of Auburn and Courtland) . If you reach the Piedmont Ave you have gone too far.

To get to the Centennial Hall from MARTA (Peachtree Center Station):

  1. Walk south on Peachtree. Turn left on Ellis St NE

  2. Turn right onto Peachtree Center Ave NE

  3. Turn left onto Auburn Avenue

  4. Cross over Courtland Street

  5. Centennial Hall will be on your left

Other Public Parking Options
The closest ones include:

  • 75 Piedmont Ave: 75 Piedmont Deck entrance is located off of J.W. Dobbs Avenue.  The cost is $10 a day.
  • 141 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Parking Lot: Corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303: $5 subject to availability.