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Middle schoolers say "I Can!" to college

UB SEAS News has a nice summary of the "I Can!" program run by the UB's Liberty Partnership Program. Together with Oliver Kennedy from CSE@UB I have been participating in the program as an instructor.

08/21/2017, 03:07 PM

IPDPS 2018

I am a Workshops Vice-Chair for IPDPS 2018. The deadline for workshop proposals and renewal requests is September 1, 2017.

07/17/2017, 05:41 PM

HiPC 2017

I am on the programming committee of HiPC 2017. Abstracts are due June 5, the full papers deadline is June 15.

06/02/2017, 12:59 PM

SBAC-PAD 2017

I am on the programming committee of SBAC-PAD 2017.

05/30/2017, 02:14 AM

ACM SIGBio

I am now serving as a Director of Web Communications for the ACM SIGBio, the ACM's special interest group focusing on research in bioinformatics and biological and biomedical data, knowledge, and information management.

01/12/2017, 10:30 AM

ACM-BCB 2017

I am serving as a co-chair of the "Advancing Algorithms and Methods" track of ACM-BCB 2017. Papers submissions deadline: April 10, 2017.

01/09/2017, 11:09 AM

HiCOMB 2017

I am on the program committee of HiCOMB 2017. Submissions deadline, January 30, 2017.

11/16/2016, 08:29 PM

PPAM 2017

I am on the program committee of the 12th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM).

11/03/2016, 12:11 AM

IEEE TCPP

I will be serving as the Student Travel Awards Chair for the IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP). Currently, IEEE TCPP sponsors several conferences including IPDPS, the flagship conference of IEEE on parallel and distributed processing.

11/03/2016, 12:11 AM

SABNA 1.0

My student, Subhadeep Karan, and I have released SABNA – our software toolkit for exact Bayesian networks structure learning. The source code and documentation are available from https://gitlab.com/SCoRe-Group/SABNA-Release. The accompanying preprint describing the optimal path extension technique, which is at the core of SABNA, is available from arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.02682. Enjoy!

08/10/2016, 11:44 AM

IMPACT Award

I have been awarded a small seed grant from the UB Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT). Together with Tevfik Kosar and Michael Buck we will be working on OneBioStore, a distributed smart storage and scalable algorithms for collaborative biomedical discovery.

07/11/2016, 11:37 AM

ACM BigLS 2016 Travel Grants

Thanks to the support from the NSF, the ACM International Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences (BigLS) offers travel grants for students and postdocs from US academic institutions! Application deadline August 5, 2016.

06/30/2016, 02:11 PM

The Eric Pitman Workshop

On June 29, I am giving a talk during the Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science organized by the Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo.

06/29/2016, 03:04 PM

New BMI Office

The Biomedical Informatics Department at UB moved to a new location on Goodell St. (UB Gateway). My office is on 5th floor (suite 540B).

05/12/2016, 10:07 AM

WACEBI 2016

I am on the program committee of the Workshop on Accelerator-Enabled Algorithms and Applications in Bioinformatics (WACEBI 2016). Papers submission deadline is October 9, 2016.

05/10/2016, 10:16 AM

ACM-BCB 2016

I am on the program committee of ACM-BCB 2016. Papers submission deadline is May 20, 2016.

04/26/2016, 11:15 PM

AWS Cloud Credits for Research

I have been awarded by Amazon $10,000 in AWS cloud credits for research on cloud software for long reads analysis.

04/11/2016, 11:05 PM

Biomedical Informatics Grand Rounds

On March 23, 12pm I will be presenting at the Biomedical Informatics Grand Rounds. Title: "Parallel Computing and Bioinformatics — Practitioner's Point of View". The talk will be in UB's CTRC 5019A.

03/21/2016, 12:23 PM

Science and Art Cabaret 17.0

On March 9, 7pm in the Ninth Ward at Babeville in Buffalo I will be talking about "Signal of Life: DNA and Computers" during the Science and Art Cabaret 17.0. Come and enjoy!

02/11/2016, 09:20 PM

IPDPS 2016

I am on the program committee of IPDPS 2016. Submission deadline is October 16, 2015.

09/17/2015, 10:51 PM

HiCOMB 2016

I am a program co-chair of HiCOMB 2015. Submission deadline is December 18, 2015 - this is great workshop, consider submitting a paper!

09/17/2015, 10:47 PM

pSALSA Workshop

I have been invited to present during the pSALSA Workshop hosted in conjunction with the ACM BCB conference.

08/20/2015, 08:25 PM

BigLS 2015 Travel Grants

Thanks to the support from NSF, BigLS 2015 offers travel grants for students and postdocs from US academic institutions.

08/04/2015, 09:56 PM

Eva K. Lee at BigLS 2015

Eva K. Lee from Georgia Tech will deliver this year keynote presentation at BigLS 2015! Prof. Lee is well known for her outstanding contributions to Operations Research in medicine and health care.

07/16/2015, 04:28 PM

SC 2015 Bio Workshop

I am co-organizing a half-day workshop on "Computational and Data Challenges in Genomic Sequencing" during the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2015. We lined up some outstanding speakers -- you should attend!

07/16/2015, 04:21 PM

Talk at the Eric Pitman Workshop

On June 2, I am giving a talk "Decoding DNA mysteries with Supercomputers" during the Eric Pitman Annual Summer Workshop in Computational Science organized by the Center for Computational Research at the University at Buffalo. The workshop is a great K-12 outreach activity. Stop by if you are in the area :)

06/25/2015, 09:57 AM

AAAS-FBI Roundtable

I have been invited to the AAAS-FBI roundtable on enhancing the research and educational environment at U.S. universities.

06/22/2015, 09:33 AM

IEEE HPC-BCB 2015

I am on the program committee of the IEEE High Performance Computing for Big Data Computational Biology Workshop (IEEE HPC-BCB) 2015. This is a new, hopefully interesting, workshop. The paper submission deadline is September 10, 2015.

06/22/2015, 09:28 AM

HiPC 2015

I am on the program committee of HiPC 2015. The paper submission deadline is June 5, 2015.

05/04/2015, 11:51 PM

BigLS 2015

The call for papers of BigLS 2015, the workshop devoted to Big Data in life sciences that I am co-organizing, has been posted. Papers submission deadline is June 19.

04/30/2015, 09:01 AM

ACM BCB 2015

I am on the program committee of the 6th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB). This the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. The submission deadline is May 8, 2015.

03/10/2015, 08:52 PM

UB Reporter

UB Reporter has a short story on my involvement in the AAAS/FBI Working Group on Big Data in Life Sciences and National Security.

01/20/2015, 06:47 PM

Allocation on the ALCF Mira

I have been granted resource allocation on the ALCF Mira IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer - the 5th fastest supercomputer in the world. Together with the Argonne team I will be working on extending ELaSTIC.

11/25/2014, 08:46 PM

AAAS/FBI Big Data Report

AAAS and FBI published a joint report on "National and Transnational Security Implications of Big Data in the Life Sciences." To prepare the project AAAS involved a working group of experts in which I participated. On December 11, AAAS will hold a public discussion on the report.

11/25/2014, 08:39 PM

IC3 2015

I am serving as a co-chair of the Algorithms track for IC3 2015.

11/24/2014, 09:33 PM

Opportunity for Grad Students

I am looking for a graduate student to work on a collaborative project with Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, home to the 5th fastest supercomputer in the world. This position is available immediately! Visit http://www.score-group.org/doku.php?id=opportunities for more details.

09/25/2014, 10:45 PM

Moving to SUNY at Buffalo

After two years with the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute I am moving to an assistant professor position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the SUNY at Buffalo. I will be also working in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to join my research group!

07/23/2014, 02:35 PM

ACM BigLS Travel Awards

Thanks to the support from the NSF the ACM BigLS offers travel grants for students and postdoctoral researchers from US academic institutions. You can learn more at http://www.bigls.org/.

07/23/2014, 02:35 PM

Big Biological Impacts From Big Data

Science Magazine has a brief story on how Big Data impacts life sciences, featuring my comments on the topic.

06/13/2014, 12:10 PM

ELaSTIC Released

I am happy to annouce that the ELaSTIC tool for large-scale similarity graphs construction from biological sequences is now available!

06/10/2014, 02:12 PM

Larry Smarr at BigLS

I am very excited to announce that Larry Smarr will deliver this year's BigLS keynote address. Larry Smarr is a terrific speaker and a luminary in using high performance computing in life sciences.

05/29/2014, 04:03 PM

IC3 2014

I am serving on the program committee of IC3 2014.

05/29/2014, 08:58 AM

DIMACS REU Tutorial

I will be giving this year tutorial for DIMACS REU students. Title: "How to Find Who Lives on Your Belly Button: Not Too Short Introduction to Metagenomics." The focus of the tutorial is on computer science problems in metagenomics. Date: June 4th, 10am-12am and 1pm-2pm in CoRE 431.

05/08/2014, 09:50 AM

AAAS on Big Data

AAAS published a summary of the "Big Data, Life Sciences and National Security" event hosted in D.C. by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy and the Biological Countermeasures Unit of the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. This event is one of the outcomes of the AAAS and FBI working group I participate in.

04/28/2014, 03:42 AM

ACM BigLS

The 2nd ACM International Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences will be held in conjunction with the ACM BCB in Newport Beach, CA on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The call for papers is now posted! Please, visit http://www.bigls.org/ and help us spread the news :-)

03/31/2014, 10:52 PM

AAAS and FBI on Big Data

I have been invited to participate in a joint AAAS and FBI working group on Big Data in Life Sciences and National Security. The group brings together experts in technology, science, and security to review the current scientific and technological advancements in Big Data analytics in life sciences, and their impact on national security.

01/09/2014, 03:42 PM

NSF STTR I Award

I have been awarded an NSF STTR Phase I grant to work with our small business partner on using Big Data to support supply chain analytics and optimization. A brief summary of the proposal is available from the NSF web page.

12/30/2013, 09:35 AM

Open Position

I am currently looking for a higly motivated individual to fill in a position of Research Associate or Postdoctoral Associate in Big Data analytics. The focus of this position is on using Big Data for supply chain management, and it involves a close collaboration with industry partners. Please contact me if you want to learn more or are interested.

12/13/2013, 10:03 AM

IEEE ICCABS 2014

I am a publicity chair of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS). This time we are going to Miami, Florida. The submission deadline is March 1, 2014.

12/13/2013, 10:03 AM

IEEE/ASE Big Data 2014

I am on the program committee of the 2nd IEEE/ASE International Conference on Big Data Science and Computing. This quite competitive conference (the acceptance rate in 2013 was 8.5%) focuses on very broadly defined Big Data challanges. The submission deadline is March 1, 2014.

12/13/2013, 10:03 AM

ICPP 2014

I am on the program committee of the 43rd International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2014). The conference will be in Minneapolis, MN. The submission deadline is March 1, 2014.

10/07/2013, 02:55 PM

Our Bodies, Our Data

The Quanta magazine published a story on Big Data in life sciences, featuring some of my comments on the topic.

10/07/2013, 11:52 AM

New Faster2

I released a new slightly updated version of Faster2. Enjoy!

09/09/2013, 09:31 PM

NSF/CDS&E Award

I have been awarded a small grant to work with B. Ganapathysubramanian (ISU) and D. DiCarlo (UCLA) on a very exciting project in CFD. I will be looking into underlying optimization questions. A brief summary of the proposal is available from the NSF web page.

09/02/2013, 10:26 PM

Updates

I am on program committes of ACM-BCB 2013 and SBAC-PAD 2013. In the meantime we are working to prepare a summary of the BigLS meeting, which was a clear success!

06/30/2013, 09:19 PM

UberCloud

The joint team from RDI2 and Iowa State University, which I led, participated recently in the UberCloud experiment. We executed some amazing computational work. You can find more details at http://nsfcac.rutgers.edu/uff/.

06/30/2013, 09:16 PM

BigLS

Together with Ananth Kalyanaraman we are starting a new workshop dedicated to theory and practice of Big Data in life sciences. BigLS, pronounced "Beagles", will be inaugurated on Thursday, June 13, 2013, and will consist of a set of invited presentations, followed by a joint panel discussion. You are highly welcome to participate!

05/10/2013, 01:27 AM

ICCABS

I am a publicity chair for the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS). This fairly new conference supported by IEEE is becoming a very interesting venue to present all types of computational biology, bioinformatics and life sciences oriented research. The paper submission deadline is April 5, 2013. The conference will be held in New Orleans, LA, June 12-14, 2013.

03/12/2013, 03:49 PM

ASE/IEEE Big Data

I am on the program committee of 2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Washington D.C., September 8-14, 2013.

02/11/2013, 12:06 PM

PBC 2013

Together with Bertil Schmidt and David Bader we are organizing the Fifth Workshop on Parallel Computational Biology. As usually we welcome all papers that are balancing on a thine line between HPC and biology ;-) PBC is held in conjunction with the PPAM.

01/24/2013, 01:22 PM

PPAM 2013

I am on the program committee of the 10th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics (PPAM). PPAM is organized every two years in different parts of Poland. It is really fun conference to attend! This time it will be held in Warsaw.

11/02/2012, 07:34 PM

NSF BIGDATA Award

The BIGDATA collaborative proposal by Srinivas Aluru (PI), Charles Sing, Patrick Schanble, Wu Feng, Kunle Olukotun and me, got awarded by NSF! NSF/NIH and Iowa State posted related press releases.

10/03/2012, 10:42 AM