Next Event: 2nd November

Curtin Institute for Computation: Supercomputing and big data

The Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) is our host for the November meeting, highlighting the largest simulations to date using the Magnus supercomputer and the use of data analytics in social media. The Institute was formed earlier this year to initiate and foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education as well as providing innovative solutions to complex problems. You can read more about the Institute here.

Julian GaleProf Julian Gale, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, will present the science of computation around apparently simple chemical reactions. The main focus of Prof Gale’s research group is the development and application of computational methods to problems in chemistry, physics, geochemistry, mineralogy and materials science. This work includes polymorphism, crystallisation, mineral-water interfaces, fuel cells, lithium battery materials, solvent extraction, and desalination membranes. The group makes extensive use of the Pawsey supercomputer for its modelling.

Tama Leaver - croppedDr Tama Leaver will talk about Data Analytics in Social Media and the need to balance the insights of big data with the more traditional Humanities approaches of qualitative research. Dr Leaver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University. He researches digital identity, social media, and the changing landscapes of media distribution. His background includes cultural studies, film studies, digital media and comparative literature, and he has a PhD in English, Communication & Cultural Studies.

Prof Andrew Rohl, Director of the Curtin Institute for Computation will wrap up with a brief overview of the Curtin Institute for Computation, showing its breadth of activities covering Big Data Analytics, Simulation, Modelling and Optimisation, and Visualisation.


Date: Monday,2nd November
Time: 5.30pm for 5:45 start. Finish by 7.30pm
Location: Curtin University, Bentley Campus.
Building 500 Ground Floor
(see map below, or see the Curtin campus map)
Cost: There is no cost to attend, but you must register for the event.
Parking: Park in Curtin Car Park D9, C2 or C3 (see map)
Parking is free after 4:30pm
RSVP: Register by using the contact form, noting you would like to attend
Please register by Tuesday 27th October.

Building 500 - Curtin

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