OSC Research Symposium

Since 1987, OSC has maintained a robust community. Until recently, this community was primarily organized and supported by the OSC Statewide Users Group (SUG). SUG has transformed into the OSC Research Symposium and the OSC Community Briefing, aiming to cultivate community engagement in new, more adaptive ways.

About the OSC Research Symposium

Interaction amongst individuals in the research community is central for the advancement of computational methods within and across disciplines and institutions.

At the OSC Research Symposium, OSC invites our users and non-users to contribute valuable information through various means, including posters, flash talks, birds of a feather sessions, and OSC-facilitated breakout sessions. The Symposium also allows OSC to collect feedback so the Center can continue to provide a productive environment for research.

The OSC Research Symposium meets once a year in the spring and all are are welcome to attend. 

2024 Research Symposium

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hybrid and In-Person Activities 

The event will feature discussions and presentations from participants at colleges and universities across Ohio on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, astrophysics, energy modeling, genetics, biomechanics, protein simulation, photochemistry, quantum security, neural network training, photosynthesis and undergraduate research engagement. (See agenda below.)

The Research Symposium will feature hybrid and in-person components, including a complimentary catered lunch (for in-person attendees only) at the Ohio Technology Consortium facility at 1224 Kinnear Rd., Columbus.

Virtual Registration open through Monday, April 8

Registration is free. Please register by Monday, April 8 through the registration portal.  


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Check-in and poster setup

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: AM Plenary Session (30 minutes each)

  • (In-person) Sultana Nahar, The Ohio State University, The IRON Project for the study of the Sun: Computations using HPC of OSC
  • (In-person) Hang Yi, Wright State University, Developing a Benchmarked Pathway for Computational Hemodynamic Predictions in Intracranial Aneurysms

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: AM Flash Talks (10 minutes each with 5 minute Q & A)

  • (Virtual) Tianyu Lu, The Ohio State University, TIR-Learner v3: New generation TE annotation program for identifying TIRs
  • (Virtual) Sai Kumar Reddy Putha, Youngstown State University, Enhancing Scalability and Efficiency in Distributed GNN Training: Analyzing GPU Allocation and Batch Size Variations
  • (In-person) Anju Gupta, The University of Toledo, A survey of statistical and machine learning models for membrane forecast: an experimentally informed approach
  • (In-person) Maede Najian, Cleveland State University, Integrated CFD-Microclimate Analysis for Enhanced Urban Building Energy Modeling

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Lunch & OSC Cardinal Overview

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.: Poster Session (all in-person)

  • Amonie Akens, Central State University, PractiCenter AI Melody Generator
  • Eric Fagerberg, The Ohio State University, Improving side-chain dihedral potentials in protein force field with crystallographic data
  • Anish Gupta, Ohio Dominican University, Preliminary Calculations of the Chemical Mechanism of the Unusual Photochemical Rearrangement of Diaryl-2(3H)-furanones
  • Olivia Maynard, The Ohio State University, Planet-Planet Scattering: A Potential Explanation for Unusual A(Li) Values in Exoplanetary Hot Jupiter Systems
  • Sultana Nahar, The Ohio State University, OSC partnership in global research training based course on atomic astrophysics with computational workshops
  • Indranil Nayak, The Ohio State University, Accelerating Electromagnetic Simulations using On-the-Fly Dynamic Mode Decomposition
  • Brady Phelps, Ohio University, Securing ADS-B Messages with Quantum Key Distribution
  • Meera Rajagopal, The Ohio State University, Quantifying Transposable Element expressions within Zea mays
  • Haitham Saleh, The Ohio State University, Accuracy Analysis of Computational Orbital Trajectories in Particle-In-Cell Simulations for Kinetic Plasmas
  • Meaghan Stafford, Hiram College, Effects of Oxygen on Heliobacterial Photosynthesis
  • Manikya Swathi Vallabhajosyula, The Ohio State University, Hey AI! can you allocate resources for me with cost, and time constraints?
  • Zongqi Liu, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Explore the Electronic, Spectroscopic, Kinetic and Dynamic Properties of PhCN via Quantum Mechanical Calculations

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Break & Snacks

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.: PM Flash Talks (10 minutes each with 5 minute Q & A)

  • (In-person) Alexander Hoover, Cleveland State University, Life in Moving Fluids: Computational Modeling of Swimming and Flying Organisms 
  • (Virtual) Shawn Ryan, Cleveland State University, Decoding Biological Complexity with Mathematical Modeling and HPC
  • (Virtual) Xiche Hu, The University of Toledo, Molecular Basis for the  High  Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant - A Quantum Chemical Study

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.: PM Plenary Session (30 minutes each)

  • (In-person) Nimra Siddiqui, Youngstown State University, Dr. Lego: AI-Powered Block Code Analysis Tool
  • (Virtual) Christine Morales, University of Mount Union, Opening Portals: Lowering Barriers to Undergraduate Student Engagement through Computational Chemistry

3:15 pm: Closing Remarks

The OSC Community

The success of the Ohio Supercomputer Center and, in turn, our community depends upon the participation of Ohio's researchers. Anyone who utilizes OSC resources and services is a part of the OSC community and can engage in the community by:

  • advising on computational and large data resources and software applications acquisitions
  • assisting in establishing policies (i.e., scheduling, quotas, etc.)
  • advocating institutional concerns and needs to OSC
  • championing OSC initiatives at home institutions
  • assisting in developing collaborative inter-institutional activities, including research and funding opportunities, that promote and provide mutual benefits.

Find more resources for engaging below. If you have additional questions please contact Brian Guilfoos.


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