General Lab Information


The New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS), established by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and led by its Computational Science Initiative, connects researchers, developers, and end-users from academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas, foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, and build a community around common data research interests.

As part of its continuing effort to accelerate data-driven discovery and innovation in science and industry, NYSDS 2021 will focus on the mathematical/algorithmic, machine learning/AI, and high-performance computational challenges of high-consequence decision-making in large-scale, complex, and highly uncertain systems.

Technical presentations will cover the mathematical/algorithmic, machine learning/AI, and high-performance computing challenges that need to be overcome to make progress. In NYSDS 2021 we will continue the discussions on the domain areas covered in 2020, but the explicit focus will be on decision making under uncertainty.

Domain Areas Include:
  • Climate and Environmental Science
  • Critical Infrastructures/Agriculture/Manufacturing (Power Grid, Transportation, Health Care, Supply Chain, etc.)
  • Health and Medicine (Cancer, COVID-19, etc.) 
  • National Security
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cross-Cutting Issues
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Machine Learning/AI
    • Mathematical Foundations

The entire conference will be virtual. More information will be forthcoming. Please check back later for more details.

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Program Committee

  • Francis J. Alexander (BNL)
  • Russell Bent (LANL)
  • Qiang Du (Columbia)
  • Omar Ghattas (U Texas)
  • Gregory Goins (NCAT)
  • Martial Herbert (CMU)
  • Xiangmin (Jim) Jiao (SBU)
  • Meifeng Lin (BNL)
  • Vanessa Lopez-Marrero (BNL)
  • Charity Plata (BNL)
  • Nathan Urban (BNL)
  • Hubertus van Dam (BNL)
  • Shinjae Yoo (BNL)
  • Byung-Jun Yoon (BNL)

Administrative Support

  • Gina Liles (BNL) - Conference Coordinator
  • Nicole Medaglia (BNL)
  • Lauri Peragine (BNL)
  • Eileen Pinkston (BNL)

Conference Format

This event will be held virtually using online conferencing tools. To accommodate participants from different time zones, each day will begin at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

Each day will focus on one topic and feature a panel discussion with the speakers and other invited panelists.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Arnab Bhowmik (NC A&T)
  • Seth Blumsack (Penn State)
  • Nan Chen (Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Xuan (Sharon) Di (Columbia)
  • Lori Diachin (LLNL)
  • Jonathan Edelen (RadiaSoft)
  • Fei Fang (CMU)
  • Leila Hashemi-Beni (NC A&T)
  • Thuc Hoang (NNSA)
  • Jhi-Young Joo (LLNL)
  • Kenneth Judd (Stanford)
  • Michael Kapteyn (MIT)
  • Doug Kothe (ORNL)
  • Ramayya Krishnan (CMU)
  • Robert Lempert (RAND)
  • Phillip Maffettone (BNL)
  • Sandeep Miryala (BNL)
  • Marcus Noack (LBL)
  • Noemi Petra (University of California Merced)
  • Patrick Reed (Cornell)
  • Roni Rosenfeld (CMU)
  • Georg Schnabel (IAEA)
  • Angela Sheffield (NNSA)
  • Anze Slosar (BNL)
  • Michael Tippett (Columbia)
  • Nicholas Zabaras (Notre Dame)
  • Minghua Zhang (Stony Brook)
  • Sioan Zohar (BNL)

Important Dates

September 3, 2021 Abstract submission for posters opens
September 3, 2021 Registration opens
September 30, 2021 Deadline to submit a poster abstract
October 8, 2021 Notification of accepted abstracts (by e-mail)
October 18, 2021 Deadline for file upload to vFairs site (instructions to be provided upon acceptance)
October 21, 2021 Registration closes

Summit Information

Join the Summit Remotely

The connection link and event information will be available on October 25, 2021 11:59 am.

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