The first conference, "Training Faculty to Support Scholarly Work and Undergraduate Research" to be held Thursday, April 19th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. , provides an overview of computational and mathematical modeling across disciplines, including practical examples of how these techniques are applicable to mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. An update and explanation of today's sophisticated computing tools will be included, as well as suggestions for leveraging technology across disciplines.
Dr. Herbert Hauptman, Nobel Laureate, will open the program with a presentation entitled, "Unpredicted Applications of Mathematics," a conversation about how basic research discoveries impact human health. Dr. Hauptman is the president of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, NY. National experts will present throughout the day-long program, including Dr. Jose Castillo, director, Computational Science Research Center at San Diego State University, as keynote speaker addressing, "Training the Scientific Work Force of the 21St Century," a case study on how to foster interdisciplinary research.
"Applied and computational mathematics is essential to the advancement of scientific research," said Dr. Joaquin Carbonara, associate professor of Mathematics, Buffalo State College. "This conference and the ones that follow are designed to benefit not only faculty and students involved in scholarly research but also businesses involved in the natural and applied sciences, engineering, and computer science."
Based on his own experience and international exposure to the opportunities and benefits of applied and computational mathematics, Dr. Carbonara conceived the idea for the conference series and, working with a team of experts at Buffalo State College, brought it to fruition. The second conference, June 3 - 9, a satellite workshop for the well-known SC07 conference will provide hands-on training. In 2008, experts from around the globe will convene in Buffalo for the International Workshop in Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA) to address imaging techniques and applications.
The Conference on Computing in the Disciplines (COCID) is made possible by a grant from Faculty Access to Computing Technology (SUNY FACT). The University at Buffalo has provided the conference site at its Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY. For more information, including registration, please visit wttp://www.buffalostate.edu/cocid