2020 Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition wrap up for 2020 Research Computing Exhibition

MSI held the eleventh annual Research Computing Exhibition on April 28, 2020. Due to the statewide shelter-in-place order and cancellation of all large events at the University of Minnesota due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Research Exhibition was held as a virtual event. Representatives from industry and MSI staff gave presentations about current and emerging technologies, and we held a judged poster session. View the Upcoming Research Computing Exhibition.

Image: The graphics are figures from the two Grand Prize winning posters. Details below.

Figures from the 2020 Research Computing Exhibition

Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Level

  • PIER Group in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Panasas

Gold Level

  • Dell

Silver Level

  • Intel

Industry Presentations

  • Tony Alvarez, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Bob Murphy, Panasas
  • Tushar Gohad, Intel

Visualization Laboratory

Since 2018, users have provided videos to be shown in the Visualization Lab during the Research Exhibition. Videos submitted this year can be seen below:

  • A Numerical Experiment on Wave Breaking With Oil Slick
    • Authors: Han Liu, Qiang Gao, Lian Shen
    • PI: Lian Shen (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Galaxy-P: A Galaxy-Based Multi-Omic Informatics Hub for Cancer Researchers
    • PIs: Tim Griffin (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics) and Pratik Jagtap (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)

Videos can also be found on MSI’s YouTube channel.

Poster Session

Posters by MSI users competed in one of two categories, Life Sciences and Engineering and Physical Sciences and Engineering. They were judged using the following criteria:

  • How much did using MSI contribute to the outcome of the research presented?
  • How well is the use of MSI and the research communicated on the poster?
  • How important is this science?

Life Sciences and Engineering

List of submitted posters

Grand Prize Winner (travel award of $2,000)

  • Clinical Trial Outcomes for Cancer Drug Combinations can be Predicted Using Cancer Cell Line Monotherapy Screens and a Model of Independent Drug Action
    • Authors: Alexander Ling, R. Stephanie Huang
    • MSI PI: R. Stephanie Huang; Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

Finalists (travel awards of $1,000)

  • Agro-Biodiversity: The Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of U.S. Wheat Varieties
    • Authors: Yuan Chai, Kevin Silverstein, Phil Pardey
    • MSI PI: Phil Pardey; Applied Economics
  • Identification and Therapeutic Targeting of Tissue-Resident Memory T Cells
    • Authors: Milcah C. Scott, Sathi Wijeyesinghe, Lalit K. Beura, David Masopust
    • MSI PI: David Masopust; Microbiology and Immunology

Physical Sciences and Engineering posters

List of submitted posters

Grand Prize Winner (travel award of $2,000)

  • Modelling Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Pointer Absorbers Using AMR Techniques With Both Subcycling and Non-Subcycling
    • Authors: Yadong Zeng, Lian Shen
    • MSI PI: Lian Shen; Mechanical Engineering

Finalists (travel awards of $1,000)

  • Magnon-Dynamics Studies in Ferromagnets Including Effects of Secondary Signal
    • Authors: Aneesh Venugopal, Tao Qu, R.H. Victora
    • MSI PI: Randall H. Victora; Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Thin-Liquid-Film Flow on Three-Dimensional Topographically Patterned Rotating Cylinders
    • Authors: Chance Parrish, Lucas Pham, Satish Kumar
    • MSI PI: Satish Kumar; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Thank you to the Poster Session judges!

  • Nick Dunn, MSI
  • Stephanie Huang, Experimental and Clinical Pharm
  • Marissa Macchietto, MSI
  • Suo Yang, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yongzhong Qian, Physics and Astronomy

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