Statewide Users Group (SUG) Conference

Fall SUG 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Hybrid event
No cost to attend

In person

Ohio Technology Consortium
1224 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

Please note: Visitor parking at our building is free!


All sessions available via Webex. Connection instructions provided to registrants via email.


Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.

Flash Talk Competition

We are excited for the in-person return of the flash talks competition and looking forward to hearing from our participants:

  1. Pranav Jois, The Ohio State University
    "Coarse-grained modeling of side-chain liquid crystal polymers: effect of the architectural properties on phase behavior"
  2. Daniyal Khan, Youngstown State University
    "Missing Data Imputation using Graph Representation Learning"
  3. Net Zhang, The Ohio State University
    "Franklin County Opioid Activity Level"
  4. Yuan Xue, Oberlin College & Conservatory
    "A DFT Study of the Gas Reaction MOVPE Growth of InN"

Agenda Highlights

  • Keynote address from Thomas Gulbransen
  • Updates from OSC
  • Hardware and Software Committee meetings
  • Flash talk competition
  • Networking
  • Lunch provided at no cost (in person only)
Breakout sessions:
  • Ascend, OSC's GPU cluster coming soon
  • Campus Champions
  • Classroom Support
  • Protected Data Services


Thomas Gulbransen

Keynote Speaker
Thomas Gulbransen

National Science Foundation
Program Officer,
Program Director, Research Coordination Networks: Fostering and Nurturing a Diverse Community of CI Professionals (RCN:CIP)


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About the Statewide Users Group

Interaction amongst individuals in the research community is central for the advancement of computational methods within and between disciplines and institutions. The Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group provides a venue for sharing insights throughout our client community and the collection of feedback so the Center can continue to provide a productive environment for research.

SUG meets twice a year and is headed by a chairperson elected annually from the SUG membership. Standing Hardware and Software committees assist by providing advice and direction to the Center.

All OSC clients are welcome to attend SUG meetings and, optionally, participate in a committee meeting.

Hardware Committee

The Hardware Committee advises the OSC director on user needs and priorities for hardware configuration and acquisitions. It reviews roadmaps and proposals for all major hardware acquisitions for public OSC services. The committee is also responsible for discussing policy, procurement, and operational issues.

Software Committee

The Software Committee advises OSC staff on acquiring software applications and development tools as requested by the client community for supporting research activities, both as new acquisitions and renewals. Software purchased and deployed on our clusters is reviewed for impact to community, license terms, and suitability for the resource.

Governance and Leadership

In partnership with OSC staff, the Statewide Users Group is led by an Executive Committee that consists of an elected chairperson and vice chair, and the chairs of the Hardware and Software committees. We thank these committed individuals for their service to the community.

Executive Committee


The success of the Ohio Supercomputer Center and, in turn, the Statewide Users Group depends upon the participation of Ohio's researchers.

Becoming a member of the Statewide Users Group is as simple as joining us at a SUG meeting. Attendance provides an opportunity for OSC clients to

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

For more information about SUG membership, please contact Brian Guilfoos.