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May 30, 2014

XSEDE14 Speakers Finalized

May 30 — Six experts in various fields of science, technology, education, and cyberinfrastructure have been finalized as speakers for the XSEDE14 Conference. This year’s conference schedule is available through Sched, which allows attendees to explore the detailed agenda, create a personalized itinerary, and discovery other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.

XSEDE14 speakers are as follows:

  • Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for CISE at the NSF
  • Tom Lange, Director, Modeling and Simulation at The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Vetria Byrd, Executive Director, Advanced Visualization, Computing and Information Technology at Clemson University
  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Regents Professor and the Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology at Arizona State University
  • Phil Isenberg, Vice-Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council
  • Peter Goodwin, DeVlieg Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho
  • Victoria Stodden, Assistant Professor of Statistics at Columbia University.

The full speakers list, with biographies, can be seen here:

Speakers’ biographies and topics can be seen on the schedule at

Conference and hotel registration is open now and the HPC community is encouraged to attend the quickly-growing event.

XSEDE14 will take place in Atlanta from July 13-18, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and will showcase the discoveries, innovations, challenges and achievements of those who utilize and support XSEDE resources and services, as well as other digital resources and services throughout the world. The theme of XSEDE14 is “Engaging Communities,” to engage both traditional users of digital resources and people who have not traditionally used digital resources but would benefit from their usage.

XSEDE14 will include high-quality presentations in four technical tracks, tutorials, a visualization showcase, birds-of-a-feather talks, posters, lightning talks, various sponsor activities, a day-long workshop on reproducibility, a job fair and a variety of opportunities for student involvement.

XSEDE14 registration, hotel and Atlanta-area updates, sponsorship information and more can all be found at


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE accelerates scientific discovery by enhancing the productivity of researchers, engineers, and scholars by deepening and extending the use of XSEDE’s ecosystem of advanced digital services and by advancing and sustaining the XSEDE advanced digital infrastructure. XSEDE is a five-year, $121-million project and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Source: XSEDE

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