VT Biochemistry had a strong showing, presenting their results on using immersive visualization in VT’s Visionarium Hypercube to engage and teach students (paper & presentation here).
The Technical Paper was presented and awarded Best Student Paper!
Dr. Srijith Rajamohan (firstname.lastname@example.org) presented a workshop on ‘Introduction to Machine Learning with TensorFlow and Keras’. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a formal introduction to the mathematical concepts underlying Machine Learning. This was augmented by hands-on examples in the Machine Learning framework TensorFlow and the Deep Learning framework Keras. The slides for this workshop can be found at https://srijithr.gitlab.io/post/pearc18/ .
Alana Romanella (email@example.com) served on the executive committee as Diversity and Workforce Development Chair and Chair Emeritus for the Student Program. She focused on promoting inclusivity through increasing individual diversity awareness skills and effective organizational systems that allowed for a more diverse conference.
Interested in joining us next year?
PEARC19, will be located in Chicago from July 28 – August 1, 2019, and will explore the current practice and experience in advanced research computing including modeling, simulation, and data-intensive computing. A primary focus next year will be on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence which are proving to be disruptive technologies in a diverse range of scientific fields from materials science to medicine. https://www.pearc19.pearc.org/
The Winged Insect Exhibition is designed by students in Environmental Design and New Media course. Students created multiple virtual versions of The Winged Insects exhibition before holding the exhibition in the actual space. The 3D designs were developed with tools like Sketchup, Maya, and Blender to produce ISO-IEC standard X3D. The X3D version of the Exhibition allows for multi-stakeholder and multi-platform design presentations through Web3D and Immersive Hyper Cube experience.
Through the X3D version of Winged Insects exhibition in the Hyper Cube students experienced multiple prototypes and changed their design in the virtual space. This is the final design of The Winged Insects exhibition in the Cowgill Hall at Virginia Tech.
ARC will offer many free classes on scientific computing, sponsored by Network Learning Initiatives (NLI) and held in room 1100 Torgersen. NLI encourages you to register for these classes through their web site https://nli.tlos.vt.edu, but unregistered auditors are welcome to sit in.