The Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium is a forum for professors, postdocs, graduate students and other researchers in Georgia to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. The symposium has been held every year since 2009 and is open to the entire research community. This year, the symposium will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Georgia Institute of Technology. Click here for some pictures of the event.

The format of the day-long symposium is a set of invited presentations, poster sessions and a poster blitz, and plenty of time to network with other attendees. See below for a schedule.

Invited Speakers

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will be held during lunch and during the afternoon break. Anyone can present a poster, but we especially encourage graduate students and postdocs to use this opportunity to advertise their work. Please provide a poster title when you register. Posters should be set up at 9:30 am, and we will also have a Poster Blitz at 11:40 am. In the Poster Blitz, each poster presenter will have 1 minute to present 1 slide to describe his/her poster. (We will contact you to get your slide beforehand.)

Easels will be provided for displaying the posters. We also have poster-boards and push-pins if your poster does not have a hard back. The poster-boards are 30x40 inches and can be used in any orientation with the easels.


Dinner at 6 pm after the symposium will be held at Zen on Ten Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar. The cost of the dinner will not be covered by the symposium, and is expected to be around $20 each. On the registration web page, please indicate if you would like to join the dinner group. Download the directions to the dinner here.


We ask prospective participants to register. The event is free, but in order to be able to provide adequate support, please register here by Tue., Feb. 17. You can also register on the day of the event.


9:30Registration, Poster Setup, Coffee
9:50Opening Remarks
10:00Yuliya Babenko, Adaptive Approximation and Interpolation: Error Analysis and Construction of the Partitions
10:50Juan Gutierrez, The Case for Science Engineering: Systems Biology of Malaria
11:40Poster Blitz
12:00Lunch and Posters
1:30Haesun Park, Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Large-scale Clustering and Topic Discovery
2:20Lars Ruthotto, Numerical Methods for Hyperelastic Image Registration
3:10Break and Posters
3:50Martin Short, Mathematics and Computing for Increased Security
4:40Xiaojing Ye, Fast Decentralized Gradient Descent Method

Download the program here.

Location and Parking

The symposium will be held at Georgia Tech in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building (KACB) in the Atrium and the adjoining rooms 1116 E/W. The parking deck underneath KACB will be open for our event, and parking will be free if you enter before 12 noon. After this time, there will be a charge for entering the parking deck due to a sports event being held on campus.

The easiest way to reach KACB is to enter the Georgia Tech campus via 5th Street, which turns into Ferst Drive. After parking in the KACB deck, walk back out the parking entrance and walk to the main entrance of the building via the outdoor staircase. These two maps should be helpful: 5th Street to KACB and KACB entrances. Elevators and other entrances are normally locked on weekends. If you need alternate directions avoiding the stairs, please let us know.

For More Information

Contact: Edmond Chow at