Computational Science and Engineering is offering the following workshops to interested students and postdocs. Registration is encouraged, but not required. These workshops will be offered until May 3, 2017.
Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulation Using Deep Neural Networks - Prof. Andrew Ferguson, Materials Science and Engineering
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are used to computationally model the conformational structure and motions of molecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and nanoscale materials. Simulations of proteins have been instrumental in improving our understanding of how these molecules fold and assemble, and in guiding the design and development of new drugs and therapeutics. Despite advances in simulation software and high-performance hardware, it remains a challenge to simulate large proteins for biologically relevant time scales. We have developed an approach to accelerate MD simulations by training deep neural networks with autoencoding topologies to discover the important collective dynamical motions governing protein folding dynamics, and to then use these artificial neural networks to accelerate MD simulations along these important directions. We have developed a prototype CPU implementation of this methodology that demonstrates its success. In this undergraduate research project, the student will work with the faculty member and graduate researcher to port the methodology into CUDA and integrate it into the state-of-the-art MD simulation package OpenMM to fully realize the power and acceleration of this approach by enabling it to run on high-performance GPU accelerators.
Qualified applicants for this undergraduate research position will possess a strong background in C++, parallel CPU (MPI, OpenMP) and GPU (CUDA, OpenACC) programming. Some experience in software engineering and data analysis for machine learning models is also desirable. This is an ~8-week paid research position for Summer 2017. Interested applicants should contact Prof Andrew Ferguson.
CSE Spring 2017 Seminar Series
The CSE Seminar Series aims to bring together researchers from across campus who share a common interest in the use of computational techniques in all disciplines, and to engage students in both the development and application of numerical methods, data analysis, computer modeling, and related techniques.
Upcoming Spring 2017 CSE Seminar Series: March 30 - Dr. Oscar Lopez-Pamies - Civil and Environmental Engineering April 13 - Dr. Minh Do - Electrical and Computer Engineering April 20 - Dr. Roy Dar - Bioengineering
The Hacker Within Student Group
The Hacker Within (THW) is an officially registered student organization with CSE affiliation. THW's goal is to encourage students to learn and share tenets of the scientific computing endeavor by arranging a venue for peer-driven teaching, discussions, and forums for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation, events, and professional resources for putting them into practice. The group meets bi-weekly with each meeting consisting of at least a discussion/tutorial on a scientific computing problem and a lightning research talk aimed to provide students an overview on a specific area of research.
2017 THW dates and topics: Mar 29 — Introduction to Debuggers: GDB and PDB We'll look at some of the basic commands in both gdb and pdb, such as run, next, continue, print, step, and break. I'll demonstrate how to set conditional breakpoints, drop into a debugging session after an exception in an ipython notebook, and a couple other tricks that I've found useful. Apr 5 — Scientific Visualizations Apr 19 — Managing Data with Databases May 3 — Quantitative Plotting
In late spring each academic year, CSE hosts an Annual Fellows Symposium featuring keynote addresses by two distinguished invited speakers. In addition, each CSE Fellow gives a presentation on their research during the CSE Fellowship year.
Keynote Speakers: GREG VOTH Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor - Department of Chemistry The University of Chicago
SUSAN SINNOTT Department Head and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Penn State University
CSE Fellows: Antoine Blanchard (Aerospace Engineering), Dimitrios Fytanidis (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Rachel Mansbach (Physics), Shriyaa Mittal (Biophysics), Advitya Patyal (Theoretical and Applied Mathematics), Amirhossein Taghvaei (Mechanical Science and Engineering), Sixian You (Bioengineering), Xiao Zhang (Mechanical Science and Engineering).
CSE Certificate Option and Transcriptable Enrollment
CSE offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate specializations which are designed to provide students with a solid foundation in problem-solving using computation as a major tool for modeling complicated problems in science and engineering.
New Students: Moitreya Chatterjee – Electrical Engineering Santiago Nunez-Corrales - Informatics Tejaswin Parthasarathy - Mechanical Engineering Andrei Rykhlevskii – Nuclear Engineering
CSE works hand-in-hand with our affiliates to assist you in staying up-to-date with the latest funding opportunities. All the funding opportunities are listed on the CSE website, please view our comprehensive list: http://cse.illinois.edu/research/funding-opportunity-announcements. Our staff is available to support team formation and proposal development. CSE is in the process of creating teams around the solicitations. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about funding opportunities, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Funding Opportunities can be found on the CSE Website.
Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program
The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications through March 31, 2017. The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.
Recent Ph.D. graduates or doctoral students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the Postdoc, as well as awards to the host institution.
Award Details: Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location Annual travel budget of up to $6,000 Appointments for 2 years, and option to extend for a third year Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000 Research Advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000
Postdoc Eligibility: U. S. citizenship required Ph.D. received within 5 years of the application deadline
A key component of the application is to prepare a research proposal that supports that selected research opportunity. Applications require input from both the Postdoc and a Research Advisor. Therefore, we encourage you to identify a Research Advisor early in the process, seeking his/her feedback on the proposal and confirming the willingness of the Advisor and host institution to support the fellowship appointment, as indicated in the application instructions at http://www.orau.org/icpostdoc/applicants.html
2017 LCI Workshops
For the first time, LCI is offering trainings for HPC administrators at two different levels: Introductory AND Intermediate!
May 22-26, 2017 University of Wyoming (in collaboration with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Laramie, WY If you are a Linux system administrator new to HPC, this is the workshop for you!Learn more!Register today!
August 14-18, 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you!Learn more! Register today!
Sandia National Laboratories Technical Intern Program
Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) The Center for Cyber Defenders (CCD) program is focused on developing the next generation of experts in the field of computer security from the software stack down to embedded hardware. Our program fosters students’ abilities to address the serious and unique challenges existing in the realm of cyber security research, and encourages the exploration of original ideas necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology and the increasing sophistication of cyber threats. Students will gain experience in some of the following: operating systems analysis, virtualization technologies including software defined networking, distributed systems, storage, and algorithm analysis and development, advanced modeling and emulation, machine learning, reverse engineering, network programming, cryptography research and analysis, and much more. Projects range from working on small research and development (R&D) efforts to large, multidisciplinary team collaborations.
Summer, Year-‐round and Co-‐op Internships High school, undergraduate and graduate students: • Computer Science • Computer Engineering • Cybersecurity