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Workshop on Computational Approaches for Cancer

Held in conjunction with IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2015, Austin, Texas

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A workshop focusing on computational approaches for cancer has become increasingly important as the drive towards precision medicine has accelerated, the challenges in cancer research and clinical application requiring computational solution are growing, and the pursuit of effective predictive models for complex biological systems begin to inform future exascale computing requirements. This inaugural workshop focuses on bringing together the interdisciplinary expertise ranging from clinicians, mathematicians, data scientists, computational scientists, hardware experts, engineers, developers, leaders and others with an interest in advancing the use of computation at all levels to better understand, diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to learn about how computation is employed across multiple areas including imaging, genomics, analytics, modeling, pathology and drug discovery. The forward focus of the workshop looks at challenges and opportunities for computational methods, including approaches to efficiently manage increasingly large datasets, collecting real-time data, developing models, validation for clinical application, and the potential for exascale applications involving cancer.

Linked workshop: Computational and Data Challenges for Genomic Analysis


  • 2:00 - 2:15 PM: Workshop Introduction
  • 2:15 - 3:10 PM: Computational Approaches for Cancer - Session 1
    • Kathleen Nicol, MD, Vice Chair Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • Lynda Chin, MD, Department Chair, Department of Genomic Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, Scientific Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Heiko Enderling, PhD, Integrated Mathematical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • 3:10 - 3:30 PM: Break
  • 3:30 - 3:45 PM: Computational Approaches for Cancer - Session 2
    • William G. Richards, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Research Associate, Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • Jack Collins, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Biomedical Computing Center, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
    • Warren Kibbe, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute
    • Dmitri Kusnezov, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor to the Secretary, National Nuclear Security Agency, Department of Energy
  • 4:45 - 5:15 PM: Moderated interactive question and answer session with workshop presenters.
  • 5:15 - 5:30 PM: Workshop Recap and Next Steps

Program Committee:

  • Patricia Kovatch, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Thomas Barr, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Eric Stahlberg, Ph.D., Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
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