Fall 2022 HiPerGator Symposium

The fifth annual Fall HiPerGator Symposium will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1. The symposium will be held virtually via Zoom and consist of three parts: a keynote presentation, 10-minute ‘lightning’ talks, and poster sessions. Dr. Bala Balachandar, Newton C. Ebaugh Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, will deliver the keynote presentation. The full Symposium agenda is available online.

The symposium is open to everyone in the UF community and to research faculty in the state university system and Southeastern Conference member institutions. Register to attend here.

All postdocs, undergraduates, and graduate students can submit to present a lightning talk or a poster. The fall symposium focuses on high-performance and high-throughput computing, leveraging HiPerGator 3.0 and its storage systems. While AI applications may be considered, the spring symposium focuses specifically on AI. Visit the event registration page to submit a proposal for a lightning talk or a poster. Applications to be a presenter must be received by October 14.

Anyone with questions about the Fall HiPerGator Symposium may contact UFIT Applications Specialist Ying Zhang.

State Faculty Presenting at Spring HiPerGator Symposium

Registration is now open for the Spring 2022 HiPerGator Symposium. The symposium will be held virtually (hosted on Zoom) and showcase the research in artificial intelligence being conducted by faculty and students from the University of Florida and researchers utilizing HiPerGator from institutions in the Sunshine State Education & Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA).

The date and time for the symposium is Thursday, Mar. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be more than a dozen presenters, including:

Jayantha Obeysekera, Florida International University [“Understanding, Prediction, and Modeling of Flooding due to Sea Level Variability in Coastal Regions Using Data Mining and AI Methods”]
Sudeep Sarkar, University of South Florida [“Scaling Up Computer Vision Algorithms for Image and Event Recognition”]

The full list of presenters will be available on the spring symposium webpage. Students, faculty, and staff of Florida institutions, as well as Southeastern Conference universities and national constituents, may register to attend. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and sign-in information prior to the symposium. Questions about the Spring 2022 HiPerGator Symposium may be emailed to Dr. Erik Deumens, director, UFIT Research Computing.

Attend the Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium

UFIT is excited to announce that Jiang Bian will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium. Dr. Bian, associate professor and director of Cancer Informatics and UF’s e-Health core, will speak about the collaboration with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™. The Symposium will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Calls for presenters and general event registration is now open.

Begun in 2018, the format of the HiPerGator Symposium has become so popular that two symposia are now scheduled each year. Each symposium features a series of lightning talks from postdoctoral fellows and students who discuss their research using HiPerGator and HiPerGator AI. Their talks immediately follow the keynote presentation, with the poster sessions completing the symposium. The event has proven to be an excellent way to share research and discuss potential future collaborations with fellow attendees.

Anyone with questions about the Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium may email Training and Biocomputing Specialist Matt Gitzendanner or AI Applications Specialist Ying Zhang.