10 Sep 2012

HPC-SC Consortium Autumn Academy, Cambridge

NAIS is pleased to support the HPC-SC Consortium - Autumn Academy (Monday 10th - Friday 21st September 2012) in Cambridge. The academy is designed to provide a basic training in HPC methods to students just beginning their PhD, though it welcomes researchers from any relevant background. The course will cover Basic HPC tools, Programming, Performance Programming, Parallel Architectures, Shared Variables Parallelism, Message Passing Parallelism and Practical Parallel Programming.

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16 Jul 2012

NAIS/ERGO seminar

On Monday 16th July 2012, Michael Overton (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York) gave a joint ERGO/NAIS seminar entitled, 'NonSmooth NonComplex Optimization at Kings Buildings, Edinburgh. The seminar was well attended and was followed by lively discussion, tea and cake!

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30 Apr 2012

State-of-the-Art Algorithms for Molecular Dynamics (Meeting+Tutorial)

NAIS will sponsor a workshop on algorithms and applications of MD, including methods for exploiting high performance computers. The workshop is preceded by a tutorial which will introduce key issues in the design of modern, efficient software for molecular dynamics.

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10 Apr 2012

INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Award Competition

Congratulations to Martin Takac. Martin, a NAIS PhD student in Operational Research and Optimization at the University of Edinburgh, was successful in the INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper Award Competition. He won 2nd prize with the paper 'Iteration Complexity of Randomized Block-Coordinate Descent Methods for Minimizing a Composite Function', co-authored with Dr Peter Richtarik. INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and business analytics.

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31 Jan 2012

UKIERI Thematic Partnerships Award

Congratulations to NAIS lecturer Vijay Nagarajan, who has won a UK India Education and Research Initiative award from the British Council. The award will support travel and collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, to pursue research on power efficient and high performance data prefetching techniques for multi-core processors.

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31 Jan 2012

Samsung Global Research Outreach Program Award

Congratulations to NAIS researchers Chris Fensch and Murray Cole who have won an award from the Samsung Global Research Outreach Program. Chris, Murray and PhD student Alex Collins will work with researchers from Samsung's R&D Center on a project investigating tools and techniques to support the development of portable auto-tuned programs for heterogeneous parallel systems.

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31 Jan 2012

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

Congratulations to NAIS Research Associate Dr Chris Fensch who has been awarded a five-year Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship to continue his work on Auto-tuned Programming Patterns for the Heterogenous Parallel Programming Challenge. RAEng Research Fellowships are designed to promotoe excellence in engineering. They provide support for high-quality engineers and encourage them to develop successful academic research careers. The process is highly competitive and we are delighted that Chris has achieved this recognition.

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