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Primeur weekly 2017-12-04

Quantum computing

Simulating physics ...

Key component for quantum computing invented ...

Quantum-emitting answer might lie in the solution ...

Quantum systems correct themselves ...

NCSA SPIN intern Daniel Johnson published in Classical and Quantum Gravity ...

Focus on Europe

9th Irish Supercomputer List published ...

Gap between research and industry HPC in Ireland widens ...

SURFsara extends its status as Intel Parallel Computing Center for 2018 ...

EXDCI issues Call for Workshops for the European HPC Summit Week 2018 ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces next-generation storage form factor with new Intel "Ruler" all-flash NVMe 1U server and JBOF ...

New director named at Los Alamos National Laboratory ...

AccelStor empowers all-flash array to advance genomics data analysis ...

New Storage 2020 report outlines vision for future HPC storage ...

Loci adds William Schrader, former PSINet Inc. CEO, to Advisory Board ...

Shantenu Jha named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Data-Driven Discovery ...

Applications

ORNL-designed algorithm leverages Titan to create high-performing deep neural networks ...

Drought-resistant plant genes could accelerate evolution of water-use efficient crops ...

HPE partners with Stephen Hawking's COSMOS Research Group and the Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics ...

Monopole current offers way to control magnets ...

70Gb/s optical intra-connects in data centers based on band-limited devices ...

Lobachevsky University scientists in search of fast algorithms for discrete optimization ...

High-Performance Computing cuts particle collision data prep time ...

TOP500

High performance computer MOGON II at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz among the 100 fastest supercomputers in the world ...

The Cloud

HPE unveils industryis first SaaS-based multi-Cloud management solution for on-premises and public Clouds ...

AccelStor revs up NeoSapphire all-flash array portfolio for next generation Cloud application ...

Shantenu Jha named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Data-Driven Discovery


Shantenu Jha
27 Nov 2017 Upton - Computational scientist Shantenu Jha has been named the inaugural chair of the Center for Data-Driven Discovery (C3D) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective October 1. Part of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI), C3D is driving the integration of domain, computational, and data science expertise across Brookhaven Lab's science programs and facilities, with the goal of accelerating and expanding scientific discovery. Outside the Lab, C3D is serving as a focal point for the recruitment of future data scientists and collaboration with other institutions.

Shantenu Jha holds a joint appointment with Rutgers University, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and principal investigator of the Research in Advanced Distributed Cyberinfrastructure and Applications Laboratory (RADICAL). He also leads a project called RADICAL-Cybertools, which are a suite of building blocks enabling the middleware - software layer between the computing platform and application programmes - that supports large-scale science and engineering applications.

"Brookhaven hosts four DOE Office of Science User Facilities - the Accelerator Test Facility, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, National Synchrotron Light Source II, and Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider - and participates in leading roles for at least two more facilities", stated Shantenu Jha. "Further, there are unprecedented collaborative opportunities that CSI provides with other Lab divisions and nearby high-tech, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies. Leading C3D, which will be at the nexus of these collaborations and the intersection of high-performance computing and data science, is truly an unique opportunity."

Shantenu Jha's research interests lie at the intersection of high-performance and distributed computing, computational science, and cyberinfrastructure - computing and data storage systems, visualization environments, and other computing infrastructure linked by high-speed networks. He has experience collaborating with scientists from multiple domains, including the molecular and earth sciences and high-energy physics.

In his new role, Shantenu Jha will work with domain science researchers, computational scientists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers. Together, they will develop, deploy, and operate novel solutions for data management, analysis, and interpretation that accelerate discovery in science and industry and enhance national security. These solutions include methods, tools, and services - such as machine-learning algorithms, programming models, visual analytics techniques, and data-sharing platforms. Initially, his team will focus on scalable software systems; distributed computing systems, applications, and middleware; and extreme-scale computing for health care and precision medicine. Partnerships with other national laboratories, colleges and universities, research institutions, and industry will play a critical role in these efforts.

"Shantenu's leading research in infrastructures for streaming data analysis and novel approaches to high-performance workflows and workload management systems - as well as his expertise in application areas such as materials science and health care - ideally position him for the role of C3D chair", stated CSI Director Kerstin Kleese van Dam. "We are excited to work with him to realize our vision for C3D."

Prior to joining Rutgers in 2011, Shantenu Jha was the director of cyberinfrastructure research and development at Louisiana State University's Center for Computation and Technology. He was also a visiting faculty member in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting scientist at the Centre for Computational Science at University College London.

Shantenu Jha is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award, several best paper awards at supercomputing conferences, a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, and the Inaugural Rutgers Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research - the highest award for research contributions that is bestowed to Rutgers faculty. He serves on many program committees - including those for the annual SuperComputing Conference, Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference, International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing, and International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium - and has presented his research at invited talks and keynotes around the world. He holds a PhD and master’s degree in computer science from Syracuse University and a master's degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Source: Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Primeur weekly 2017-12-04

Quantum computing

Simulating physics ...

Key component for quantum computing invented ...

Quantum-emitting answer might lie in the solution ...

Quantum systems correct themselves ...

NCSA SPIN intern Daniel Johnson published in Classical and Quantum Gravity ...

Focus on Europe

9th Irish Supercomputer List published ...

Gap between research and industry HPC in Ireland widens ...

SURFsara extends its status as Intel Parallel Computing Center for 2018 ...

EXDCI issues Call for Workshops for the European HPC Summit Week 2018 ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces next-generation storage form factor with new Intel "Ruler" all-flash NVMe 1U server and JBOF ...

New director named at Los Alamos National Laboratory ...

AccelStor empowers all-flash array to advance genomics data analysis ...

New Storage 2020 report outlines vision for future HPC storage ...

Loci adds William Schrader, former PSINet Inc. CEO, to Advisory Board ...

Shantenu Jha named Chair of Brookhaven Lab's Center for Data-Driven Discovery ...

Applications

ORNL-designed algorithm leverages Titan to create high-performing deep neural networks ...

Drought-resistant plant genes could accelerate evolution of water-use efficient crops ...

HPE partners with Stephen Hawking's COSMOS Research Group and the Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics ...

Monopole current offers way to control magnets ...

70Gb/s optical intra-connects in data centers based on band-limited devices ...

Lobachevsky University scientists in search of fast algorithms for discrete optimization ...

High-Performance Computing cuts particle collision data prep time ...

TOP500

High performance computer MOGON II at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz among the 100 fastest supercomputers in the world ...

The Cloud

HPE unveils industryis first SaaS-based multi-Cloud management solution for on-premises and public Clouds ...

AccelStor revs up NeoSapphire all-flash array portfolio for next generation Cloud application ...