UT System Initiative Uses Supercomputing Resources to Help Biomedical Research

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology and Society will host "Enabling Biomedical Discoveries with Digital Data, Supercomputing and Visualization."

When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4. This event is free and open to the public.

Where: ATandT Conference Center Amphitheater (Rm. 204), 1900 University Ave.

Website: http://www.austinforum.org

Backgrond: This presentation will discuss the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) initiative's unique capabilities for computational research and will showcase how numerous biomedical scientists are making discoveries that will improve medicine and health care. The UTRC is enabling research discoveries at the 15 UT System institutions, including six leading health science institutions. More: http://www.utsystem.edu/research-cyberinfrastructure/

The speakers are Patricia D. Hurn, vice chancellor for research and innovation at The University of Texas System; Jay Boisseau, director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC); Matthew Vaughn, manager of the Life Sciences Computing group at TACC; and James A. Bankson, associate professor in the Department of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.