2021 Program

CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION
11:00 – 12:00 Conference Welcome | Conference Chair, Tomasz Bednarsz
Keynote Presentation
Steve Van Bodegraven, Trevor Dhu, Microsoft
12:00 – 12:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION #1
eResearch Infrastructure and Services Specialist Activities, Initiative and Opportunities Extracting Information from Data Cross Cutting Capability
12:30 – 13:30

The Service for Web-based Analysis: Accelerating research for all

Dr Carina Kemp, Michael D’Silva

simulateSearch – A package for simulating high time-resolution data in radio astronomy

Dr Rui Luo

Tree Ledger: Monitoring the Urban Forest with Machine Learning

Felix Lipkin

Modelling & Simulation Session (12:30 – 14:00)

Simulation and Modelling CCC Short Intro, Controlling Gravity using Strong Magnetic Field, Tomasz Bednarz

MHD modelling of arc welding, Tony Murphy

MOOSE: Enabling Multiphysics Simulation, Derek Gaston

Modelling shear zones at various scales, Thomas Poulet

Simulating the impact of natural and anthropogenic catchment-derived nutrients and sediments on marine water quality on the Great Barrier Reef, Mark Baird

Using dynamical downscaling to understand future risks to the Great Barrier Reef, Chaojiao Sun

The ACCESS climate model and CMIP6, Peter Dobrohotoff

Improved commodity price prediction by exploiting climate model forecasts of the El Nino Southern Oscillations, Vassili Kitsios

Monitoring CO2 injection using earth tides, Andy Wilkins

A coupled particle-based computational model to simulate powder bed fusion processes in additive manufacturing, Sharen Cummins

Apply 3D visualization technology on software development to enhance, simplify and clarify the additive manufacturing process, Clement Chu

Data-constrained modelling of material microstructure, Sam Yang

Distributed Metro eResearch infrastructure with secure and native long-haul RDMA over standard Telco fibres

Ashrut Ambastha

 

A national service for the life sciences – Galaxy Australia

Dr Gareth Price

Scalable machine learning for global weather prediction at high spatial and temporal resolutions

Prof. John Taylor

Who needs GPUs? An overview of GPU applications running on New Zealand’s eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

Alexander Pletzer

 

CyberSim – Immersive Cyber Security Training

Dr Mohan Baruwal Chhetri

Semi-supervised machine learning approach to select materials for solar thermal application

Dr Julia Melisande Fischer

Presenter Q&A Panel Presenter Q&A Panel Presenter Q&A Panel
13:30 – 14:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION #1
14:00 – 15:00

The Future of AuScope Virtual Research Environments

Dr Jens Klump

Women in HPC Australasia: Improving Diversity and Capability Development in HPC and eResearch spaces

Mr Adam Huttner-Koros

A National Approach to Research Software

Dr Tom Honeyman, Matthias Liffers, Paula Martinez

15:00 – 15:15 REFRESHMENT BREAK
15:15 – 17:15 Gather.Town Function
DAY TWO  
11:00 – 12:00 Welcome to day two | Conference Chair, Tomasz Bednarsz
Keynote Presentation
Modelling urban environments with voxels: opportunities and challenges
Professor Sisi Zlatanova, University of NSW
12:00 – 12:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION #2  
Outcomes and impact from Computational Science and Data-Intensive Science Extracting Information from Data Lightning Talks Human Genomics
12:30 – 13:30

CSIRO Scientific Computing Services – Advanced Support for CSIRO’s Research Community

Daniel Collins

But can it do X? A software journey to be all things to all people, starring: Python, Jupyter, and Panel

Daniel Wild

Hunting the Unknowns in Murriyang, an Anomaly Detection Approach

Dr Suk Yee Yong

What happened to Csironet, and why?

Dr Robert Bell

The Earth Science Information Partners Twins – ESIP and E2SIP: working in parallel from opposite sides of the planet to build leading edge data infrastructures

Dr Lesley Wyborn

Presenter Q&A Panel

12:30 – 13:00

Scaling Machine Learning to uncover the Genome’s role in Complex Diseases

Denis Bauer

 

An evaluation of the effectiveness of adoption and implementation of FAIR (Finable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data management principles in research – a case study of the University of Southern Queensland

Dr Francis Gacenga

Applying grids of advanced theoretical stellar spectra to observations

Ella Wang

Lightning Talks – FAIR Principles for Coasts and Oceans research image data

The dissemination of fear: tracking anti-vaccine sentiment with network analysis and visualisation

Kim Doyle, Dr Daniel Russo-Batterham

13:00 – 13:30

FAIR Principle: F for Findable
Franzis Althaus

FAIR Principle: A for Accessible
Candice Untiedt

FAIR Principle: I for Interoperable
Kylie Maguire

FAIR Principle: R for Reusable
Toni Cannard

Presenter Q&A Panel

Presenter Q&A Panel

 

Presenter Q&A Panel
13:30 – 14:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION #2  
14:00 – 15:00

Identifying cross-cutting capabilities to extract information from big geospatial datasets

Dr Sanjeev Srivastava, Dr Kheeran Dharmawardena, Dr Michael Rigby, Dr Jens Klump, Melanie Barlow

Visualisation Matters: Interdisciplinary frontiers in visualisation

Dr Cameron Edmond, Dr Rowan Hughes

Co-Working Session (CoWS) for C3DIS: National training collaborations for impact

Ann Backhaus, Sara King, Liz Stokes, Kathryn Unsworth, Kathryn Napier, Mark Crowe, Anastasios Papaioannou

 
15:00 – 15:15 REFRESHMENT BREAK
DAY THREE
11:00 – 12:00 Welcome to the final day! | Conference Chair, Tomasz Bednarsz
Immersive Visualization: the role of VR in HPC data analysis
William Sherman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
12:00 – 12:30 REFRESHMENT BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION #3
Collaboration and Engagement Applying Engineering Techniques to Research Software and Research Data Cross Cutting Capability
12:30 – 13:30

National Machine Learning Community of Practice

Komathy Padmanabhan, Kiowa Scott Hurley, Dr Nick Hamilton

Powering CSIRO EO data analytics in the Cloud made EASI

Dr Robert Woodcock

Genomics

Using cloud-based machine-learning GWAS platform VariantSpark to build cardiovascular disease risk models, Letitia Sng

Lightning Talk, Natalie Twine

Developing a computational safegard to detect gene drivers in wild, Aidan Tai

Invited Talk, Laurence Wilson

Molecular modelling and Visualization, Michael Kuiper

Detection of recombination amongst SARS-CoV-2 strains, Cameron Hosking

Cloud-based bioinformatics, Denis Bauer

International Efforts to Develop Community Guidelines for FAIR Quality Information of Earth and Environmental Science Datasets

Dr Lesley Wyborn

How to Deploy Your Trained Model for High Performance Inference

Dr Gabriel Noaje

Enabling transformational research infrastructure – the ARDC Platforms program

Kerry Levett

ASKAPsoft/Yandasoft Deployment using Docker/Singularity

Dr Paulus Lahur

Presenter Q&A Panel Presenter Q&A Panel
13:30 – 14:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION #3
14:00 – 15:00

FAIR Vocabularies For Global Semantic Interoperability: is Australia Standing In It?

Dr Simon Cox, Dr Steven McEachern, Rowan Brownlee, Dr Adrian Burton, Dr Lesley Wyborn

Metrics for Measuring the Contributions of Research Software Engineers

Dr Manodeep Sinha, Justin Baker

Cross Cutting Capability BoF

Introduction
Tim Doran

Quantum Technologies
Manolo Per, Leader, Quantum Technologies Cross Cutting Capability

Advanced Materials Cross Cutting Capability
Veronica Glattauer, Principal Research Scientist, Manufacturing

Robotics, Internet of Things and Sensing
Michael Breedon, Senior Research Scientist, Manufacturing

CSIRO Engineering Community of Practice
Roshan Dodanwela, National Engineering Design Coordinator and Engineering Community of Practice Lead, CBIS

Modelling and Simulation
Tomasz Bednarz, Team Leader Visual Analytics, Data61

Genomics
Sharon Hook, Oceans and Atmosphere, Principal Research Scientist, Lead of the Community of Practice in Genomics Cross Cutting Capability

Social Science and User Experience Cross Cutting Capability
Andreas Duenser, Research Scientist, Data61

15:00 – 15:15 REFRESHMENT BREAK
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