Past events in Spring & Summer 2013
- Jan. 2–13: Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI): The science of understanding tsunamis, storm surges and tidal phenomena, at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile. (NSF funding via the Office of International Science and Engineering, OISE.)
- Jan. 9–11: Symposium of the International Association for Boundary Element Methods, Santiago, Chile — C Cooper, speaker.
- Feb. 13: Barba talk "Everybody's flippin' — An update on the flipped classroom", organized by the BU Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching under the CEIT Teaching Talks series, 12 PM at the Kenmore Conference Room, 9th floor, 1 Silber Way // map
- Feb. 25–Mar. 1: SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, MA. MS212 AWM Panel: Career Experiences and Advice (L Barba, invited speaker); MS19 Recent Advances in Immersed Boundary Methods (L Barba, invited speaker); MS132 Applications and New Developments in Fast-multipole and Tree-based Methods (L Barba, organizer, with Cris Cecka and Rio Yokota).
- Mar. 13: Webinar/discussion on the flipped classroom by L Barba, organized by LASPAU Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas // Video of the webinar
- Mar. 18–21: GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA — L Barba, speaker: S3394 "CUDA Treecode in a Python Application for Biomolecular Electrostatics" // Streaming video from GTC On-Demand — L Barba & Christopher Cooper, "PyGBe: Python on the surface, GPUs at the heart. BEM solver for Electrostatics of Biomolecules" // Poster PDF
- Apr. 25: GPU Programming Workshop at BU, Whitaker Computational Simulation Facility, 24 Cummington Mall B03/B04 (9am–4pm)
- Apr. 26: CETLI Symposium, Online Technology & the Future of Higher Education, Photonics Building, 9th floor colloquium room, Boston University.
- May 2: Prospectus defense of Barba-group student Anush Krishnan. He passed!
- May 8: Prospectus defense of Barba-group student Christopher Cooper. He also passed!
- May 13–14: Global Diaspora Forum, Washington, D.C. — L Barba, panelist in “Science Diasporas Leading Action - From Campus to Society” by invitation of the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, U.S. Department of State // Blog post about the panel
- May 20: Scientific Computing Department (SCD) Seminar, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK — L Barba, invited speaker, Seminar "Continuum modeling of protein electrostatics with boundary element methods and CUDA"
- June 17–19: EUROMECH /ERCOFTAC Colloquium 549 on Immersed Boundary Methods, Leiden, The Netherlands—L Barba, participant; Anush Krishnan, speaker.
- June 20: L Barba visiting Prof. Gert Jan VanHeijst at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. Seminar: "Lift and wakes of flying snakes"
- June 23–28: Barba-group PhD student Christopher Cooper participating in the 2013 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, New York University, funded by NSF Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project
- June 28: L Barba visiting Prof. Mike Giles, Oxford University.
- July 15–16: NSF CyberBridges Workshop, Arlington, VA—L Barba, invited participant.
- July 22–30: HPCLatAM, High-performance Computing Latin America Symposium, Mendoza, Argentina—L Barba, invited speaker.
- August 1: Dr. Barba joins the George Washington University as Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science.
In August 2013, I joined the George Washington University as Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences — L. Barba
- Sept. 3: Thesis defense of Barba-group PhD student Simon Layton. Congratulations to him!
- Sept. 17: Prof. Barba is a panelist for the first session of the CIRTL Network mini-course "Flipping—A New Generation for Active Learning," led by Prof. Mary Besterfield-Sacre of Pittsburgh University.
- Oct. 27–30: National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium—L Barba, invited speaker. See the Agenda, with speaker bios.
- Nov. 4–5: Software Institute for Methodologies and Abstractions for Codes (SIMAC) workshop, Boston University—L Barba, invited speaker.
- Nov. 17–22: Supercomputing Conference SC13, Denver, CO, including the First Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) on Nov. 17—L Barba, workshop program committee. Also, L Barba was a panelist in the Birds-of-a-Feather session "Women in Computing," an application-specialist judge in the Student Cluster Competition and a speaker at the SC13 NVIDIA Theater // Streaming video from GTC On-Demand
- Nov. 24–26: American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics 66th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA—A Krishnan, presenter.
- Dec. 9: MSc thesis defense of Barba-group member (and Lincoln Scholar) J. Brent Parham.
Past events in 2014
- Jan. 17: L Barba is a guest at the launch event for the "100k Strong in the Americas" program for international student exchanges between the US and Latin America, hosted at the US State Department and with the presence of Vice President Joe Biden and State Secretary John Kerry.
- Mar. 4: L Barba is the seminar speaker at ICES, University of Texas Austin, on "Probing protein orientation near charged surfaces: a BEM-based implicit-solvent model that compares well with all-atom simulation." // Abstract
- Mar. 24–27: GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA — L Barba, speaker; "Raising the Roofline on GPU applications with stacked memory" // Streaming video
- Mar. 31: National Science Foundation CISE CAREER Writing Workshop, Arlington, VA —L Barba, invited speaker
- Mar. 31–Apr. 3: SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Savannah, GA —L Barba, invited minisymposium speaker, MS42 "The Reliability of Computational Research Findings: Reproducible Research, Uncertainty Quantification, and Verification & Validation" // Flash video of the talk // Slides on figshare
- May 16: GW School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Celebration!
- May 19–25: International Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, ParCFD 2014, Trondheim, Norway — L Barba, member of the international advisory committee.
- May 21–22: 2014 Annual Meeting of The Presidets' Circle of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) — L Barba, guest (invitation-only event) // Agenda PDF
- June 1–6: Barba-group PhD student Olivier Mesnard is attending the International HPC Summer School / Challenges in Computational Science (organized by XSEDE, PRACE, Riken, Calcul Canada), held in Budapest, Hungary.
- June 4: L Barba is the seminar speaker at University of Southampton Computational Modeling Group, on "PyGBe: an electrostatics solver for biophysics using Python and GPUs" // Announcement and abstract
- June 10: L Barba is the seminar speaker at the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, speaking about "Lift and wakes of flying snakes." Hosted by the Vincent Lab.
- Jun. 16–17: Supercomputing Conference SC14 Technical Program Committee in-person meeting, Houston, TX.
- June 19: L Barba, is speaking as part of the von Braun Propulsion Speaker Series, Propulsion Analysis Group, SpaceX, Hawthorne, CA.
- July 6–12: Scientific Computing with Python, SciPy2014, Austin, TX — L Barba, keynote speaker: "If there is computational thinking, there is computational learning" // Gallery post // Video
- July 7–11: SIAM Annual Meeting 2014, Chicago, IL — L Barba, mini symposium speaker, MS 104 "Reliable Computational Science," addresses "Improving Computing Skills of STEM Graduates" // Abstract
- July 14: Reproducibility @XSEDE workshop, Atlanta, GA — L Barba, member of the organizing committee // coverage in HPC Wire: "HPC Workshop Wrestles with Reproducibility," Aug. 19, 2014.
- Oct. 23: Engineering and Applied Sciences seminar, RAND Corp. Washington DC — L Barba, invited speaker
- Oct. 27: GPU Summit at the UMD/NVIDIA CUDA Center for Excellence, University of Maryland, College Park — L Barba, invited speaker; title: “PyGBe for probing protein orientation near charged surfaces”
- Nov. 16–21: Supercomputing Conference SC14, New Orleans, LA — L Barba, member of the technical papers program committee for the Algorithms area.
- Nov. 18–19: Open edX Technology Conference, Cambridge, MA — L Barba, featured speaker; title: "Teaching Numerical Computing in STEM"
- Dec. 11: PhD defense of Barba-group student Anush Krishnan at Boston University. He passed!
- Dec. 12: PhD defense of Barba-group student Christopher Cooper at Boston University. He also passed!!
The last two PhD students of Prof. Barba at Boston University have defended their doctoral dissertation, and go on to fantastic jobs: one as CFD Engineer at Exa Corp., the other to a faculty position in his native Chile. Congratulations to Anush and Christopher!