Due to caution regarding COVID-19 and the safety of our students, staff, faculty, speakers, and attendees, CDSE Days 2020 is cancelled. Please continue to visit the UB COVID-19 Information website for updates and important information related to this evolving situation.
CDSE Days is an annual event that connects students and faculty from UB and regional colleges and universities, and professionals from local industry, with some of the nation's most prominent scholars of computational and data-enabled science. CDSE Days is a week-long event in Buffalo filled with workshops, lectures, and networking.
The CDSE Days 2020 agenda includes research talks on timely subjects such as the opioid epidemic, polling data analysis, and high-performance computing in the chemical sciences. Instructional workshops will also be conducted on python, agent-based computational models (ABM), blockchain, SQL, machine learning, and using UB’s Center for Computational Research (CCR). The week will end with TED-style talks from industry partners and sessions on career opportunities for computational scientists.
Scalable Solvers Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mark Adams received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, from U.C. Berkeley in 1998. He is a former student and postdoc with Jim Demmel in the Computer Science Division, at U.C. Berkeley. He has worked as a research scientist at Sandia National Laboratory and Columbia University (Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics). He now works in the Scalable Solvers Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and works extensively with fusion plasma scientists at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Professor of Health Science and Policy and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Donald S. Burke is a Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy and Epidemiology, and former Dean, at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He served 23 years as an active duty officer at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and nine years as a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 where as Dean he founded the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, an academic team that develops computational models and simulations of epidemics and uses these simulations to evaluate prevention and control strategies. In 2018 he received the John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association and the Royal Society for Public Health.
Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center; Professor of Practice in the UNH Department of Political Science
Andrew Smith has been Director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center since 1999 and is Professor of Practice in the UNH Department of Political Science. He has more than 30 years experience in academic survey research and is past President of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations and is Vice President, President Elect of the New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NEAAPOR).
Professor Smith and the UNH Survey Center conduct surveys for academic researchers, governments, and not for profits. The Survey Center is also known for their public opinion polling for media organizations including the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Hartford Courant, Portland (ME) Press Herald, Providence Journal, USA Today, CNN, Fox News, as well as local televisions stations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.
Professor Smith has published in multiple journals, including APSR and POQ, and is co-author with David Moore of The First Primary: New Hampshire’s Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations, published by the University Press of New Hampshire. His current research focuses on methodological issues in pre-election polling and how that impacts interpretations of survey findings.
Event Start Date: March 30, 2020