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The Data Access Service Architecture for LaTiS

Date and Time: 
2013 Monday, April 1
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Doug Lindholm

Authors: Doug Lindholm

Speaker Description: 

Doug has been wrangling science data since the early 1990s. He is currently managing the science data system for the SORCE spacecraft and providing data access technologies at CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

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Distributed-Memory Dense Linear Algebra Program Generation

Date and Time: 
2013 Tuesday, April 2
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Bryan Marker

Authors: Bryan Marker, Don Batory, and Robert van de Geijn

Speaker Description: 

Bryan Marker is a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an NSF and Sandia fellow researching automatic program generation, especially in the domain of high-performance dense linear algebra.

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SEEDME: Your results from disk to device

Date and Time: 
2013 Monday, April 1
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Amit Chourasia

Authors: Amit Chourasia, Mona Wong, Michael Norman

Speaker Description: 

Amit Chourasia leads the Visualization Services group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. His work is focused on leading the research, development and application of software tools and techniques for scientific visualization; for data typically generated by massively large computer simulations in various fields of science and engineering. Key aspect of his work is to find ways to represent data in a visual form that is clear, succint and accurate (a challenging yet very exciting endeavour).

Amit's application and research interests are in area of animation, computer graphics, visualization and visual perception. He received a Master's degree in Computers Graphics Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette and a Baccalaureate degree in Architecture (Honors) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Notable accolades for his work include Honorable Mention at International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010, Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Visualization award at the SciDAC 2011 & 2009 and Best Visualization Display award at TeraGrid 2011 & 2008 conferences. His visualization work has been featured at Siggraph Animation Festival, Siggraph Real Time Demos, documentaries by National Geographic and History Channel and many other news and media outlets.

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ChArctic: From Hackathon to Production

Date and Time: 
2013 Monday, April 1
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Kevin Beam

Authors: Kevin Beam, Matt Savoie, Hannah Wilcox

Speaker Description: 

Kevin is a software developer at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). His background includes software development in C++, Java, and Ruby, and is currently focused on science development at NSIDC, using Python whenever he can.

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3D Display and Gesture Technology For Scientific Programming

Date and Time: 
2013 Monday, April 1
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Eric Hackathorn, Jeff Smith

Authors: Eric Hackathorn, Jeff Smith

We will discuss development for touch screens, holographic (Z-space) displays, and the new Leap Motion using the 3D gaming engine, Unity 3D, in the context of developing our spinning globe application for NOAA called TerraViz. After a relatively brief talk, we'll conclude with a "show and tell" session so conference participants can come up and play with these devices themselves.

Speaker Description: 

Eric Hackathorn is the project manager for Data Visualization, Simulation, and Games at NOAA. The project leverages game mechanics and technology for a variety of projects and has unique expertise straddling science, education, and entertainment. Recently, under the leadership of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Eric participated in the creation of a Federal Games Guild. The goals for this community include knowledge sharing, collaborating on shared challenges, and identifying cross-agency needs pertaining to the effective use of games in government. Eric has served on advisory boards for NASA and NSF grants and worked on projects with several government agencies including NOAA, NASA, DOE, and the DOD. He is also a recipient of Federal Computer Week’s “Fed 100.”

Jeff Smith is a software engineer for CIRA and NOAA and works on a variety of projects related to big data, web applications, and data visualization. He's taught a variety of classes in software design and will be co-teaching a video game design class at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the fall of 2013. He's a two time recipient of the CIRA Research Initiative Award and was the 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year.

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Moving Weather Model Ensembles To A Geospatial Database

Date and Time: 
2013 Tuesday, April 2
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Jeff Smith

Authors: Jeff Smith

Moving weather model gridded data to a geospatial database enables forecasters and researchers to access and analyze the data in novel ways. My import program moves the NCEP 40km SREF (short range ensemble forecast) to PostGIS for the Aviation Weather Center, and I've also developed a web service interface (for external applications to leverage) as well as an HTML 5 web application. In this talk, I'll discuss the performance implications of accessing gridded data in PostGIS as well as the great potential for data mining.

Speaker Description: 

Jeff Smith is a software engineer for CIRA and NOAA and works on a variety of projects related to big data, web applications, and data visualization. He's taught a variety of classes in software design and will be co-teaching a video game design class at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the fall of 2013. He's a two time recipient of the CIRA Research Initiative Award and was the 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year.

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ARM & NCAR Collaboration on LROSE and Py-ART

Date and Time: 
2013 Tuesday, April 2
Location: 
CG1 Auditoriums
Speaker: 
Scott Collis and Joe VanAndel

Authors: Scott Collis, Joe VanAndel, Jonathan Helmus, Mike Dixon

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Scott Collis is radar metereologist at Argonne National Lab.

Joe VanAndel is a software engineer in the Remote Sensing Facility in EOL

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Modular Software Building with Python SCons

Date and Time: 
2012 Tuesday, February 21st
Location: 
ML-132 Main Seminar
Speaker: 
Gary Granger

Abstract:

The SCons tool is a software construction framework based on Python and an alternative to tools like 'make' and 'autoconf' . The software source components and their dependencies are defined using a library of Python modules, and, if needed, the full power of Python is available for scripting and customizing the build procedures and products.

Software engineers in the Earth Observing Laboratory have been using SCons for a few years to build several libraries and applications. SCons

Speaker Description: 

Gary Granger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech, then began working for the Atmospheric Technology Division at NCAR in 1992.  Over the years he has worked in several software development areas related to field deployment and instrument development, including field operations, visualization, and wind profiling radars. Currently he works in the Software Systems Group of the Earth Observing Laboratory, developing software in C++ and Python for the Integrated Sounding System, and developing LabVIEW software for spectrometers.  He also advocates good software engineering practices in EOL and supports related infrastructure, such as subversion, build frameworks, and continuous integration servers.

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Space Weather and Smart-Phones: Re-defining Space Weather Products

Date and Time: 
2012 Thursday. February 23rd
Location: 
ML-132 Main Seminar
Speaker: 
S Dave Bouwer

Authors: 

S Dave Bouwer, W. Kent Tobiska

Speaker Description: 

Mr Dave Bouwer has been the Chief Engineer for the Space Weather Division of Space Environment Technologies (SET) for the past 12 years, since the company's inception, performing the development and maintenance of real-time space weather operations at SET. Prior to this, he was employed at the Univ of Colo./CIRES and the NOAA Space Environment Center for 20 years. He is responsible for the development and deployment of the initial SET SpaceWx iPhone App, a Thermospheric/Ionospheric Google Earth application, and other successful operational space weather products.

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Processing NASA Earth Science Data on Nebula Cloud

Date and Time: 
2012 Thursday. February 23rd
Location: 
ML-132 Main Seminar
Speaker: 
Aijun Chen

Keywords:

Earth Science Data Processing, Cloud Computing, Nebula, AIRS

Speaker Description: 

Dr. Aijun Chen got his Ph.D. in Peking University, China, in 2000, Major in Remote Sensing & GIS. He came to George Mason University as a post-doc research associate in 2002.
Currently, Dr. Chen is a research associate professor in the Center of Spatial Information Science and Systems, George Mason University. He is contracted to work at NASA Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Service Center. Dr. Chen has published more than 60 academic papers in journals and international conferences.
He led several NASA projects, including:
1. Utilizing Nebula Cloud Computing to promote NASA Earth Science data processing”, main investigator
2. Using Google Earth to enhance and promote the use, usefulness and usability of NASA GES DISC atmospheric data for scientific research and public use
3. The Integration of Grid Technology with OGC Web Services (OWS) in NWGISS for NASA HDF-EOS Geospatial Data

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