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Flagship Cluster Hiring Initiative Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy Gabrielle Allen (PI) Thomas Sterling (Presenter/co-PI) Department of Computer Science Center for Computation & Technology

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CompCluster_Allen07_Public.pptGabrielle Allen (PI) Thomas Sterling (Presenter/co-PI) Department of Computer Science Center for Computation & Technology
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
The Computational Science Cluster
• Computational science: new “third pillar” of science and engineering; revolutionizing research, education and economic development
• LSU has built strong, close-knit program (collaboration of CCT, CS, ECE, Math); can be world-class
• Recruit 8 top faculty in computational science to LSU; build one of the strongest and most visible groups in the nation
• Support and promote computational research efforts across LSU: coastal science, physical sciences, engineering, arts & humanities; all disciplines impacted
• Leverage CCT and State initiatives, enhance economic development, contribute to computational science curriculum
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Principal Investigators • Gabrielle Allen, Associate Professor, Computer Science • Stephen D. Beck, Professor, Music • Susanne Brenner, Professor, Mathematics • Daniel S. Katz, Associate Research Professor, ECE • J. Ramanujam, Professor, ECE • Thomas Sterling, Professor, Computer Science • Key additional faculty: Acharya (Mechanical Engineering), Baumgartner
(Computer Science), Chen (Chemistry), Chen (Civil Engineering), Hirschheim (Information Systems and Decision Sciences), Karki (Computer Science), Koppelman (Electrical & Computer Engineering), Kosar (Computer Science), Lipton (Mathematics), Newcomer (Biological Sciences), Park (Computer Science), Pullin (Physics & Astronomy), Tohline (Physics & Astronomy), Twilley (Oceanography and Coastal Science), Ullmer (Computer Science), White (Petroleum Engineering)
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
True Campus-Wide Initiative
CompSci Cluster driven by 22 Faculty; 12 Departments; 6 Colleges
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
PITAC Report Summary CompSci Cluster Responds
“Computational science -- the use of advanced computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems -- is critical to scientific leadership, economic competitiveness, and national security. It is one of the most important technical fields of the 21st century because it is essential to advances throughout society.”
“Universities must significantly change organizational structures:
multidisciplinary & collaborative research are needed [for US] to remain
competitive in global science”
Cluster Objectives
• Build the strongest and most viable computational science group in the country
• A catalyst for breakthrough computational research in many other areas important for LSU:
• Coastal & Environmental Modeling • Material Science & Biological Computing • Astrophysics • Petroleum Engineering • Business and Financial Modeling • Arts and Humanities
• Contribute to statewide economic development and education
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Proposed Cluster Hires
• 5 International Leaders and 3 Junior hires • Areas strategically chosen for maximum strength • Departments chosen as appropriate; cross
appointments likely; all affiliated with CCT
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Core Computational Science: Gabrielle Allen
Building on CCT Advances in Computational Sciences
Scientific Computing (Katz, ECE)
& Astrophysics (Tohline, Physics)
Applications (Beck, Music)
(Jha, CCT)
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Core Computational Science: Gabrielle Allen
Building on CCT Advances in Computational Sciences
Scientific Computing (Katz, ECE)
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Applications (Beck, Music)
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Core Computational Science: Gabrielle Allen
Building on CCT Advances in Computational Sciences
Scientific Computing (Katz, ECE)
& Astrophysics (Tohline, Physics)
Applications (Beck, Music)
(Jha, CCT)
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Building on Success
• Rapid growth of CCT; just 3 years bring many new strengths in CS, ECE, math, science, digital arts disciplines – CS Dept dramatically strengthened
• New funding & proposals catalyzed through CCT – $50M LONI State project – $17M LBRN NIH – $12M NSF; $4M DOE EPSCOR projects – $70M NSF Track 2 proposals, $5M HPCOPS,
involvement in $500M Track 1 proposals – Many grants enabled by CCT collaborations, programs
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
NSF Blue Ribbon Panel Simulation-based Engineering Science Report
“Researchers and educators [agree]: computational and simulation engineering sciences are fundamental to the security and welfare of the United States...We must
• overcome difficulties inherent in multiscale modeling, the development of next-generation algorithms, and the design...of dynamic data- driven application system…
• determine better ways to integrate data- intensive computing, visualization, and simulation.
• overhaul our educational system to foster interdisciplinary study...
The payoffs for meeting these challenges are profound.”
ref: www.nsf.gov/pubs/reports/sbes_final_report.pdf
Contributing to LSU Flagship Agenda
Recruit interdisciplinary faculty to LSU who will have broad impact across the campus
Increase LSU ability to secure large federal funding
LSU will be a center of excellence for IT and its applications
Promoting research excellence in areas important for Louisiana
New program will attract the best undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and faculty to LSU
Build new interdisciplinary educational programs in computational science and associated fields
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Leveraging State Investments • Vision 20/20
– $25M annual IT investment across 5 campuses
– CCT: catalyzing change across LSU and State
• LONI – $50M optical network and
computing environment – $30M PKSFI LONI Institute
proposal supported by 6 campuses; led by LSU faculty through CCT
• Other Cluster proposals – CompSci Cluster impacts all
other proposals, makes them stronger
With this CompSci cluster LSU will maintain and
build on a strong leadership role in the State in informational
technology and collaborative
Raising National Profile of LSU
Already have distinguished Computational Science faculty: e.g. 2006 IEEE Sidney Fernbach; 3 Gordon Bell Prize winners;
dozens of keynote speakers, etc.
Build on internationally visible projects: e.g. Cactus, SAGA, Stork/Condor, GridSphere, HARC, EnLIGHTened, SCOOP, Phosphorous
Leverage our leadership in high impact initiatives: e.g. SURA, LONI, NSF Track
I/II & connections to leading universities & labs to capitalize on opportunities, e.g.
LIGO Delta Consortium
Educating our Future Workforce
• We are committed to developing a coherent computational sciences curriculum at LSU. – New interdisciplinary courses in IGERT – New HD course on HPC
• LSU will play a national role in Computing Education
“The number of graduates from computational science programs is
inadequate to meet even current demand’’, “New structures, programs, and institutional
incentives are urgently required.” - PITAC Report 2005
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Economic Impact Council on Competitiveness & PITAC Reports
“In the marketplace, computational science provides a competitive edge by transforming business and engineering practices”
“The overwhelming majority [of businesses] said computational science was not only beneficial but also
essential to company survival”
“A dearth of qualified computational scientists was a significant impediment”
“Companies indicated that the most important aspects of their partnerships were access to HPC resources and
computational science expertise”
national companies for economic development – Industry internships for students, integrated into curriculum – Corporate partnerships for research – University-Industry Research Centers (URICs)
• Will seek partnerships with strong players in Louisiana – Schlumberger, Northrop-Grumman, etc – New start ups – Already in discussion with Schlumberger, Intel, IBM, …
• New state initiatives: e.g. “RedStick” supported by CCT/LSU and BR.
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
Endorsements “it is clear that LSU has the potential to become a leading force in this
expanding and pervasive field in a short period of time. CCT has quickly developed into a center with a national reputation, and its vision for a comprehensive program should impact disciplines across the spectrum of research.” Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee
“If this proposal is funded I expect that you will develop one of the top groups nationally, and you will become a center for collaborations across the country.” Mary Wheeler, University of Texas at Austin
“This is a unique program with the potential to lead not only the university, but also programs across the country, in the development and use of 21st century cyberinfrastructure and computing environments.” Manish Parashar, Rutgers
“… CCT has the best opportunity among all the academic sites to develop into a center with a major research agenda. Other academic sites seem to
have either a facility orientation or a struggling research program. In the last decade, places like Princeton, Harvard, Chicago, ... have tried and not
succeeded. Remarkably, LSU has gotten farther than any of these places in a very short period.” Jim Pool, Former Exec Dir CACR
Computational Science: Advancing Research, Society and the Economy, External Review, March 29th 2007
LSU Cluster Hire Initiative
Advancing National Flagship Agenda through – Significantly promoting the scholarly productivity
of our faculty; • CompSci Cluster supports disciplines precisely where
major advances will be made and funding will be found – Enhancing grad and undergrad research;
• CompSci Cluster provides education seen as critical for nation’s future
– Improving LSU’s national reputation; • LSU is already on the map. CompSci Cluster will
make it among most visible/powerful in nation