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Fall 2017: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-04

I am offering the third edition of this course titled Introduction to Data Sciencee (CptS 483-04) in the the Fall 2017 semester. Check out this one-page flyer for quick course description and basic information.

RepeatAnalyzer News Story

We published our work on a new software tool, called RepeatAnalyzer, for analysing and managing short-sequence repeat data in the journal BMC Genomics in early June 2016. WSU covered the story in a press release posted on June 27. Several news outlets reported on the story since then. Here are some:

Puget Sound Business Journal
Technobahn
Science Daily
Infection Control Today
Becker's Healthcare
Bioscience Technology
News Medical
Buffalo Breeze
Seattle Suntimes
Health Canal
Phys.org
Big News Network

Fall 2016: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-04

I am offering a second edition of this course titled Introduction to Data Sciencee (CptS 483-04) in the the Fall 2016 semester. Visit the course website for syllabus and further information.

Spring 2016: Elements of Network Science: CptS 580-06/EE 582-03

I am offering the second edition of this graduate level course titled Elements off Network Science (CptS 580-04/EE 582-03) in Spring 2016. See the course website for further information and details.

New Course in Fall 2015: Introduction to Data Science: CptS 483-06

I am offering a new undergraduate level course titled Introduction to Data Science (CptS 483-06) for the Fall 2015 semester. See the syllabus for course description and further information.

CSC16 scheduled to take place October 10-12, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

The Seventh SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing will be held in Albuquerque, NM from October 10 to 12, 2016. Visit the workshop site for more information.

New Course in Spring 2015: Elements of Network Science: CptS 580-06/EE 582-03

I am offering a new graduate level course titled Elements of Network Science (CptS 580-06/EE 582-03) for the Spring 2015 semester. See this flyer for further information and details.

Joined Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

I am excited to have joined Washington State University as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as of Fall 2014!

Looking for Students

At WSU, I am actively looking for motivated graduate students with strong interest in working in the research areas I pursue. If you would like to join my group, please send me an email containing a brief statement of interest, and CV and relevant test scores in an attachement.

I also welcome motivated undergraduate students who wish to gain some hands-on research experience. If that describes you, and you would like to work on a project in one of my research areas, please send me a brief email along with your resume.

Finally, if you already hold a PhD, and are interested in working with me as a postdoc for a short period, drop me an email expressing your interest.


CSC14 scheduled to take place July 21--23, 2014 in Lyons, France.

The Sixth SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing will be held in Lyons, France from July 21 to 23, 2014. Visit the workshop site for more information.

Minisymposium on AD and Nonlinear Optimization at SIAM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 9--13, 2012.

I am organizing a minisymposium on Automatic Differentiation (AD) and its application in nonlinear optimization at the upcoming SIAM Annual Meeting to be held July 9--13, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The mini (scheduled for July 13) will feature four talks discussing recent developments in AD technology and their use in applications. Topics to be covered include sparsity exploitation, partially separable functions, higher-order derivatives, and a new operator-overloading based method for functions written in MATLAB. For more information visit the the minisymposium page at the conference website.

AD 2012 will take place July 23-27, 2012 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Sixth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado from July 23 to 27, 2012. For more information visit the conference website.

Minisymposium on Scientific Computing on Multicore and Multithreaded Architectures at SIAM CSE11.

I am co-organizing (together with Erik Boman, Sandia National Lab) a minisymposium entitled ``Recent Advances in Scientific Computing on Multicore and Multithreaded Architectures" at the upcoming SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering to be held Feb 28 - March 4, 2011 in Reno, Nevada. This minisymposium will feature eight talks discussing recent advances in the development and optimized implementation of parallel graph or sparse matrix algorithms on various kinds of architectures with various degrees of multithreading capabilities. It will also showcase examples of applications being enabled by such methods. For more information visit the the conference website.

Minisymposium on Parallel Algorithms for Massive Graphs at SIAM PP10, Seattle, Washington, Feb 24-26, 2010.

I am co-organizing a minisymposium on parallel algorithms and software for massive graphs at the upcoming SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing and Scientific Computing to be held Feb 24-26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The minisymposium will feature eight talks that attempt to highlight the interplay between applications, architecture, algorithms, and software engineering in the design and implementation of parallel algorithms for problems on massive graphs. For more information visit the minisymposium page at the conference website.

Minisymposium on AD and its applications at SIAM CSE09, Miami, Florida, March 2--6, 2009.

Together with Paul Hovland from Argonne, I am organizing a minisymposium on automatic differentiation (AD) and its application in computational science and enginnering (CSE) at the upcoming SIAM Conference on CSE to be held March 2--6, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The mini will showcase applications that are benefiting from the use of AD, and will feature talks on AD techniques and representative software tools from the two major paradigms, source transformation and operator overloading. The talks on applications will discuss examples from chemical engineering, computational biology, climate modeling, and nuclear safety analysis. For more information visit the conference website.

A Dagstuhl Seminar on CSC to take place Feb 1 through Feb 6, 2009 in Germany.

The seminar is expected to bring together researchers in combinatorial scientific computing from across the world. It is being organized by Uwe Naumann (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Olaf Schenk (Universitat Basel, Switzerland), Horst Simon (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), and Sivan Toledo (Tel Aviv University, Israel).Further information available at the seminar website. I plan to participate at this promising event.

CSCAPES Workshop 2008 took place June 10 to 13, 2008 in Santa Fe, NM.

CSCAPES hosted a SciDAC-oriented workshop on CSC in Santa Fe, NM from June 10 to 13, 2008. Visit the workshop website for slides of presentations and other information.

AD 2008 took place August 11--15, 2008 in Bonn, Germany.

The fifth international conference on automatic differentiation was held in Bonn, Germany from August 11 to 15, 2008. Our work on coloring for sparse derivative computation was presented in both an invited and a contributed talk. Learn more at the conference website.