Supercomputing Around Us: Machine Learning
The Kickoff Conference at New Mexico Tech in Socorro will be held on the weekend of October 8-9, 2016. Registration, pictures and campus tours are from 9:00-11:30 in the Joseph Fidel Student Union building (building #10 on the map). Lunch will follow in the cafeteria. See the General Schedule for more information.
For each student and teacher attending the Kickoff, the Supercomputing Challenge will provide room and board. Attendance at the Kickoff is not required for participation in the Challenge. Attendance at the Kickoff will be limited to 350 students.
Saturday Lunch time speaker: Alvaro Ulloa on Machine Learning
Alvaro Ulloa is a PhD student in electrical engineering at The University of New Mexico. His research background is built on optimization theory and its applications to multimodal data mining including the development of methods such as Independent component analysis and deep learning.
After Dinner speaker, Li-Ta Lo, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Li-Ta (Ollie) will talk will be: From PageRank to Diffusion: Supercomputing in Our Daily Life
Li-Ta Lo a.k.a Ollie received a B.S. in Physics from National Chung-Hsing University in 1995 and a M.S. in Applied Mechanics from National Taiwan University in 1997. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2003, after working in the semiconductor industry for 4 years. As a multi-disciplined, multi-cultured person, he has enjoyed working with several teams and a diverse set of projects during his career at LANL. His current research interest includes data science, large-scale visualization and analysis, data-parallel programming and software engineering for scientific computing.
He is also the founder of the Los Alamos Coding Dojo, a local software programmers' club. This year is his forth year of participation of the Supercomputing Challenge. He is the co-mentor of last year's winner team, Team 7 from Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary."
Sunday Lunch time speakers: 2015-16 Challenge Winners Team 7
Ming Lo, Andy Corliss, and Phillip Ionkov and of Aspen Elementary along with Max Corliss of Los Alamos Middle School will share their project that won 1st place in the 2015-2016 Supercomputing Challenge and talk about their experiences working together through the two year process on this project.
Remember that Supercomputing Challenge teams need to bring a Proposal with you to the Kickoff. See Proposal Guidelines. A Proposal Template is to be filled out for each team.
Be sure you have registered for the Supercomputing Challenge.