UAB Research Computing Day 2011

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The Research Computing Team

The 2011 UAB Research Computing Day will be held September 15, 2011 at the Hill University Center.

Activities this year will include a seminar on Thursday, September 15, 2011 with invited talks, campus researchers, and poster session. This will be followed on Friday September 16, 2011 by an HPC Bootcamp that includes a Next Generation Sequencing Workshop using Galaxy.

UAB Research Computing Day is dedicated to dialogs on science, engineering, and their ever present drive to advance the art of technology in opening new research frontiers. These dialogs connect with our daily operations, touch the far edges of the Internet, and intersect with the themes of national funding agencies and peer institutions. Please visit the Research Computing Day page for an verview and history of past events.

Event Days and Times

  • 8:30 - 4pm, September 15, 2011, 2011 UAB Research Computing Day at the Hill University Center
  • 8:30 - 3:30pm. September 16, 2011 2011 HPC Boot Camp and Galaxy Workshop at the Hill University Center


Please visit the registration page to reserve your attendance today. Registration will ensure adequate resources are available for the even and is required to reserve a provided lunch.

A separate registration is required for the UAB HPC Bootcamp 2011, please register here and view agenda here


AGENDA for UAB 2011 Research Computing Day

September 15, 2011

UAB Hill University Center Auditorium

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:05 Welcome and Overview (pdf), David Shealy, PhD
  • 10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break
  • 11:45 - 1:15 Poster Session and Lunch - size and location to be determine
  • 1:15 - 2:30 Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Applications Session
    • 1:15 - 1:40pm: Genotype calling for next-gen sequencing data, Degui Zhi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. E-mail: .
    • 1:40 - 2:05: Preferred Odorant Binding Sites and Olfactory Receptor Function (pdf), Chiquito J. Crasto, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Research, Department of Genetics, Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham. Tele: 205-996-7083; E-mail: .
    • 2:05 - 2:35: Challenges in data acquisition, storage and processing for NIH funded studies (pdf), Stephen Barnes, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Tele: 205-934-7117; FAX: 205-934-6944; E-mail:
    • 2:35 - 3:05pm: The Web of Linked Data and Informatics for the One Computer, Jonas S Almeida,PhD, Professor, Director of Div. Informatics, Dept Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Tel: (205) 975-3286, email:, cv:
  • 3:05 - 3:20 Coffee Break
  • 3:20 - 4:20 Science and Engineering Applications Session
    • 3:20 - 3:40: TAH - Update on UAB MATLAB campus license (pdf), David L Shealy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Tele: (205)934-8068; FAX (205)934-8042; E-Mail:
    • 3:40 - 4:00: Computing in network modeling, Xujing Wang, Associate Professor, Dept Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. E-mail:
    • 4:00 - 4:20: Improving Application Performance, John-Paul Robinson, System Architect Research Computing, IT Research Computing, LHL 164, zip 0013; Office telephone number: (205) 975-0124; Facsimile telephone number: (205) 975-2855; E-mail: and Thomas Anthony, IT Intern and Graduate Student in Computer Engineering; E-Mail: ; Tele: (205) 410-8698.
  • 4:30pm -- closing remarks/discussions of issues that need to be resolved.

Program Committee

2011 Research Computing Day Program Committee

  • David L Shealy, Prof/Chair Physics, Director IT Research Computing,
  • Charles W Prince, Prof Nutrition Sciences Ph.D.,
  • Elliot J Lefkowitz, Assoc Prof Microbiology,
  • Paul D Gamlin, Prof/Chairman Vision Science,
  • Bharat Soni, Prof/Chairman Mechanical Engineering,
  • Anthony Skjellum, Prof/Chairman, Computer & Information Science,
  • Jonas S Almeida, Prof/Director Div Informatics, Dept Pathology,
  • John-Paul Robinson, System Architect Research Computing, IT,
  • Purushotham V Bangalore, Assoc Prof Computer & Information Science,
  • Degui Zhi, Assist. Prof, Section on Statistics Genetics, Biostatistics,
  • Jelai Wang, System Programmer Lead, Section on Statistical Genetics, Biostatistics,

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