Brendan McGinty, Director of Industry and Dr. Seid Korić, Technical Director at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a presentation during the CAII Seminar Series on Monday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. The talk is titled “NCSA Industry Overview with Computational Breakthroughs and Synergies with Artificial Intelligence."
View Seminar here: https://go.ncsa.illinois.edu/CAIISpringSemesterSeriesSP21
The rise of the fourth paradigm of science, which is data-driven discovery, has been lately enabled by our ability to collect and analyze “big data” on HPC. In our talk, after brief introduction to NCSA Industry - the largest industrial HPC outreach in the world, we shall discuss examples of some recent advances in this field in terms of development and application of big data analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the various domains of industrial interest such as geospatial information systems (GIS), AI driven multiscale models in materials science and the convergence of CFD and AI in turbulence modeling.
Dr. Seid Korić has 22 years of experience at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), conducting cutting-edge applied research and providing consulting for the national academic and industrial computational communities on the center's HPC platforms. Dr. Korić is currently the technical assistant director of NCSA and provides leadership for the center's engagement with academic, government and private sector customers and partners. Dr. Korić is also leading research projects on the NCSA’s peta-scale high performance computing system of Blue Waters that aim to demonstrate the scalability of engineering industrial applications on the peta and even potentially exa-scale computing level. He also serves as Research Professor in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. His research interests are in multiphysics modeling of complex engineering processes and the convergence of HPC and AI. He has published or contributed to over 60 research papers and articles on a diverse range of topics. Dr. Korić received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sarajevo with high honors. He earned M.S. in aerospace engineering (1999) and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (2006) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Brendan McGinty, Business Development and Management Leader at the University of Illinois
Brendan McGinty is the Director of Industry for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he leads the world’s oldest and largest industrial high-performance computing (HPC) program. His teams provide solutions to grand corporate and applied challenges in the areas of modeling and simulation, bioinformatics, data analytics, visualization, and cybersecurity for many large companies. Mr. McGinty serves in similar leadership roles in the Center for Artificial Intelligence Innovation, Center for Digital Agriculture, and AIFARMS National AI Institute. He is a graduate of UIUC.
This presentation will be recorded and will be available on the CAII website shortly after the presentation.