Advanced Research Computing (ARC), the dedicated research computing support unit of Durham University, is to be officially launched by the Vice Chancellor at an evening reception on Wednesday 1st May in the Calman Learning Centre.
Prior to the reception, ARC are holding a symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st May as “A Celebration of the University’s diverse strengths in Research Computing” starting at 12:45 with lunch and refreshments. A wide range of topics will be discussed, with colleagues from all Faculties & external partners sharing their expertise and contributing to the conversation. The symposium will be followed by the reception and poster session to allow for further networking and innovative discussions.
Room capacity and RSVP’s from personal invites means that numbers are limited for the day, please let us know if you will be attending the symposium, reception or both when registering for your free ticket. Please could you also let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Please see our draft programme below (titles of presentations tbc). We understand that not everybody will be able to attend the full symposium, so please feel free to drop in when you can during the day.
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch, networking & welcome speech
13.30 – 13.55 ‘The Digital World’, Dr Mariann Hardey, Durham University Business School
13.55 – 14.20 ‘Computational Research’, Dr Tobias Weinzierl, Durham University, Computer Science
14.20 – 14:45 ‘AI & Machine Learning’, Dr Noura Al Moubayed, Durham University, Computer Science
14:45 – 15.10 ‘Quantitative Methods in Business’, Prof Julian Williams, Durham University Business School
15.10 – 15.40 Tea Break
15.40 – 16.05 ‘Digital Humanities’, Prof Claire Warwick, Durham University PVC Research & Professor of English Studies
16.05 – 16:30 ‘Data Intensive Research’, Prof Frank Krauss, Durham University, Physics
16:30 – 16:55 ‘Quantum Computing’, Dr Viv Kendon, Durham University, Physics
16:55 – 17:25 ‘Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities for US and UK University Research Computing Centres’, Dr Rajendra Bose, University of Columbia, USA
17.25 – 18:00 ‘The UK e-Infrastructure Roadmap’, Revd Dr Jeremy Yates, STFC
18:00 – 19:00 Official launch of Advanced Research Computing & Poster Session. Hosted by Durham University’s Vice Chancellor & Warden Professor Stuart Corbridge
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