Statewide Users Group Conference Minutes - September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27th

2:00 - 5:00 pm

SUG Executive Meeting (members only)                          

5:30 - 8:30 pm

OSC/OARnet 30th Anniversary Celebration                          

Thursday, September 28th 

8:15 - 9:00 am

SOCC Tour (invitation only)


9:00 - 10:00 am


Hardware and Operations Committee Meeting

Software Committee Meeting


10:00 - 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions:

1. OnDemand and App Development
2. Big Data
3. Interface Lab: Visualization & Virtual Environments


11:00 - 11:45 am

Keynote Address: Bryan C. Carstens


11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch Pick-up


12:00 - 12:05 pm
12:05 - 12:35 pm
12:35 - 12:55 pm

OSC: Welcome and Presentation
OSC Business Model Discussion
SUG Committee Reports


12:55 - 1:00 pm



1:00 - 1:50 pm

Flash Talks: Session 1


1:50 – 2:00 pm



2:00 - 3:00 pm

Flash Talks: Session 2


3:15 - 4:45 pm

Poster Session

Networking and Hors D'oeuvres


4:45 pm

Poster and Flash Talk Winner Announcement

First Place Poster
Mohammad Shahriar Hooshmand, Ohio State University
"Oxygen Diffusion around (10-12) Twin Boundary in Ti"

Second Place Posters
Dan Gil, Case Western Reserve University
"The Solvophobic Effect"

Lianshi Zhao, Ohio State University
"Large-scale Computation for Plasma Opacities"

First Place Flash Talk
Alex Trazkovich, Ohio State University
"Effects of Copolymer Sequence on Adsorption and Dynamics Near Nanoparticle
Surfaces in Simulated Polymer Nanocomposites"

Second Place Flash Talk
R. Keith Slotkin, Ohio State University
"Bioinformatics: From Reference Genomes to Individuals using Existing Datasets"


5:00 pm

Social Hour (not sponsored by OSC): 
Smokehouse Brewing Company



Press Release


Keynote Address: Bryan C. Carstens

Carstens is a longtime client of OSC. His keynote discussion presented his research into the protection of biodiversity. His presentation discussed his thesis  that publicly accessible databases contain millions of data points that are relevant to the discovery and protection of biodiversity, but are currently underutilized.

“Despite millions of data points, few large-scale global analyses have been attempted because the synthesis of results across the thousands of research studies that collected these data, each using different methods and forms of analysis, is a daunting and time-consuming task,” Carstens said. “My lab proceeds by repurposing existing data using automated data analysis on processor nodes hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center.”

Using software that has largely been developed by lab postdoctoral researcher Tara Pelletier, Carstens presented results from several pilot studies. In terms of the number of species and the taxonomic breadth of these species, the analyses presented by Carstens are some of the largest of their kind to date. They suggest that information contained within existing biodiversity data can be extracted via parallel analyses and predictive machine learning approaches.

Flash Talk and Poster Session Information

Flash Talks

  1. R. Keith Slotkin                 
    The Ohio State University                      
    Bioinformatics: From Reference Genomes to Individuals using Existing Datasets
  2. Andrew Eisenhart            
    University of Cincinnati                           
    Functional Group Effect on Electrolyte Liquid Structure
  3. Cory Shain                          
    Ohio State University                                
    Speech segmentation with a neural net model of working memory
  4. Melanie Aprahamian     
    The Ohio State University                       
    Incorporation of Mass Spectrometry Covalent Labeling Experimental Data into Rosetta Scoring Function
  5. Yuxi Cheng                         
    The Ohio State University                       
    Journal Information Extractor –SW Model
  6. Masood Delfarah            
    The Ohio State University                       
    Cochannel Speech Separation in Reverberant Conditions
  7. Yichao Li                              
    Ohio University                                           
    Reverse engineering of the human genome: predicting protein-DNA interactions across multiple cell types
  8. Kuan-Hsuan Shen           
    The Ohio State University                       
    Morphology Effects on Diffusion of Selective Penetrants in Diblock Copolymers from Molecular Dynamics Simulations
  9. Alex Trazkovich                
    The Ohio State University                       
    Effects of Copolymer Sequence on Adsorption and Dynamics Near Nanoparticle Surfaces in Simulated Polymer Nanocomposites
  10. Justin Seffernick              
    The Ohio State University                       
    Modeling Surface Induced Dissociation to Improve Protein-Protein Docking
  11. Maximillian Westphal   
    The Ohio State University                       
    Reducing irradiation of normal tissue with alternative X-rays sources and nanoparticles: Monte Carlo simulations
  12. Xuchun Yang                     
    Bowling Green State University            
    Automatic Rhodopsin Modeling for High-Throughput Computational Photobiology


Poster Session

  1. Sajjad Afroosheh
    Bowling Green State University
    Modeling Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy with Implicit and Explicit Solvents
  1. Nick Barron
    Cleveland State University                          
    Reconciling Linear Measurements of Fractal Cloud Structures
  1. William Calabrase           
    Cleveland State University                          
    What Determines the Shape of a Cloud?
  2. Carrie Doyle                      
    University of Cincinnati                 
    Examination of the mulitpole decomposition of electrostatic potential in the single-ion solvation process
  3. Justin Flaherty                  
    Cleveland State University                          
    Characterizing the turbulent Structure of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Using Large Eddy Simulations
  4. Daniel Gavazzi                  
    Kent State University                                     
    Thermodynamic and kinetic representations of cooperative allosteric binding in calmodulin
  5. Dan Gil                                 
    Case Western Reserve University            
    The Solvophobic Effect
  6. Khalida Hendricks           
    The Ohio State University                            
    Searching for Supersymmetry at the Large Hadron Collider
  7. Mohammad Shahriar Hooshmand           
    The Ohio State University            
    Oxygen Diffusion around (10-12) Twin Boundary in Ti
  8. Stephanie Kim                  
    The Ohio State University                            
    Predicting Disordered Regions of Proteins
  9. Minkyu Kim                       
    Ohio State University                                    
    First-Principles Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation of CO Oxidation on PdO(101)
  10. Aneer Lamichhane         
    Bowling Green State University
    Computational Study of Lattice Dynamics of Defects in ZnO
  11. Carlyn LaRosa                   
    The Ohio State University                            
    Dislocation-phase boundary interactions in Ni and fcc Co
  12. Yichao Li                              
    Ohio University                                
    Reverse engineering of the human genome: predicting protein-DNA interactions across multiple cell types
  13. Tuanan Lourenço            
     Fluminense Federal University 
    Local environment structure and dynamics of CO2 in the related ionic liquids
  14. Dong-Yeop Na                  
    The Ohio State University                            
    Finite Element based Particle-in-Cell Simulations of Micromachined Plasma Beam Devices
  15. Camilo Rey                         
    The Ohio State University                            
    Using Artificial Neural Networks to model evaporation and CO2 fluxes in a coastal reef.
  16. Adriaan Riet                      
    Case Western Reserve University            
    MD Simulation of Diffusion in MgO
  17. Sydnee Roese                  
    Miami University                                             
    Parameterizing MOSCED with Electronic Structure Calculations to Predict Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
  18. Tomas Rojas Solorzano 
    Ohio University                                
    Point defects and the electronic structure of the antiferromagnetic phases of CrN
  19. Talant Ruzmetov             
    Kent State University                                     
    Binding thermodynamics and kinetics of an Intrinsically Disordered Protein
  20. Vladimir Sworski              
    Cleveland State University                          
    How High Does the Lower Atmosphere Go?
  21. Xinjie Tong                         
    The Ohio State University                            
    Development of innovative ventilation systems of manure-belt layer houses for improved indoor environment
  22. Qiang Zhang                      
    The Ohio State University                            
    CO and Phosphate Poisoning Effects on FeN/C and CNx: A First-principles Study
  23. Lianshui Zhao
    The Ohio State University
    Large-scale Computation for Plasma Opacities