Data Intensive Scientific Computing REU Summer 2016

The 2016 Summer DISC REU students learned how to use high performance computing and big data technologies to enable new discoveries in computer science, physics, and biology. The students spent 10 weeks working collaboratively with expert mentors on grand challenge problems, like discovering new galaxies in digital imagery, discovering new fundamental particles, using gene sequencing to understand disease, and predicting the effect of new drugs using computational modeling, at Notre Dame. To do this, we harnessed large scale computing clusters and big data systems composed of hundreds or thousands of machines, all working together in concert. To make advances in these areas, our goal is to train the next generation of scholars to be adept in both scientific domains and advanced computing techniques.

Participant Summaries

Brian Bishop

Sophomore

Brian Bishop

Majors: PharmD and Computer Science
University of Rhode Island

Identifying Copy Number Variations in Plasmodium falciparum
Poster | Research Video

 
Lydia Brothers

Senior

Lydia Brothers

Majors: Physics and Computer Science
University of Kentucky

Scalability Testing for a Data Intensive Molecular Dynamics Application (AWE-WQ) using Work Queue Poster | Research Video

 
Darien Calicott

Junior

Darien Calicott

Major: Computer Science
Northeastern State University

Face Landmarking: Comparative Analysis
Poster | Research Video

 
Dominic Critchlow

Junior

Dominic Critchlow

Majors: Physics and Computer Science
Austin Peay State University

Dynamic Network Alignment
Poster | Research Video

 
Matthew Drnevich

Freshman

Matthew Drnevich

Majors: Physics and Honors Math
University of Notre Dame

Using Deep Neural Networks to Analyze Collisions in High Energy Physics
Poster | Research Video

 
Travis Hodge

Junior

Travis Hodge

Majors: Physics and Computer Science
Austin Peay State University

Analysis and Stellar Label Approximations of Carbon-Enhanced Metal Poor Stars
Poster | Research Video

 
Kathryn Levitan

Sophomore

Kathryn Levitan

Major: Animal Science
University of Kentucky

Coupled Hydrologic and Biochemical Modeling of Lake Regions
Poster | Research Video

 
Matthew Link

Junior

Matthew Link

Majors: Mathematics and Physics
Calvin College

Using a High-performance, Column-store Database for Particle Physics Analysis
Poster | Research Video

 
Pamela Perkins

Junior

Pamela Perkins

Major: Computer Information Systems
Huston-Tillotson University

100Gb Network Analysis: for High Energy Physics
Poster | Research Video

 
Ian Turk

Junior

Ian Turk

Major: Computer Science
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Visual Analysis of IEEE VAST Challenge 2016 Data
Poster | Research Video

 
Amber Ward

Senior

Amber Ward

Major: Physics
Cameron University

Modeling the Light Curve of a Type IIp SuperNova
Poster | Research Video

 
Anna Yannakopoulos

Junior

Anna Yannakopoulos

Major: Computational Science
Florida State University

Dynamic ELK Stack Monitoring for Lobster
Poster | Research Video

 

REU Research Videos

   

Project Posters Poster Session Abstract Booklet

REU Photos

 

The DISC REU summer program is made possible by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant CNS-1560363.