December 5, 2014 (Friday)       Informatics Forum, Edinburgh
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Programme

9.30 Tea & Coffee
9.50 Welcome (Dugald Duncan, Heriot-Watt, director of NAIS)
10.00 Peter Richtarik (University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics)
Parallel and distributed coordinate descent methods for big data optimization
10.25 Sebastien Loisel (Heriot-Watt University)
From Newton to supercomputers
10.50 James Maddison (University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics)
Adaptive remeshing and automated code generation
11.15 Break
11.30 Victorita Dolean Maini (University of Strathclyde)
Domain decomposition methods : an inevitable tool in the parallel simulation of PDEs
11.55 Vijay Nagarajan (University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics)
Towards programmable manycores
12.20 Lunch (Informatics Forum, ground floor)
13.50 Assyr Abdulle (EPFL)
Reduced order modeling techniques for multiscale methods
14.30 Oliver Henrich (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre)
Lattice Boltzmann methods for mesoscopic hydrodynamics
15.10 Break
15.25 Doug Carson (Keysight)
Systolic processing and software defined compute architectures
16.05 Des Higham (University of Strathclyde)
Computational complexity of large-scale Gillespie style simulations
16.45 Closing remarks (Ben Leimkuhler, University of Edinburgh, former director of NAIS)
16.50 Canape reception (Informatics Forum)