Qualcomm Institute Researcher to Moderate Panel at XSEDE 2013

San Diego, May 10, 2013  -- Professor Kevin Patrick, who directs the Qualcomm Institute's Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (CWPHS), will moderate a panel on transforming biosciences via computing and data analytics. It will be part of Biosciences Day at the annual conference of the National Science Foundation's eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program, which will take place in San Diego this July 22-25. 

Kevin Patrick directs the Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.
Dr. Patrick is also a professor of Family and Preventive Medicine in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The Qualcomm Institute is the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

The discussion, called ‘Transforming Biosciences through Advancements in Computing and Data Analytics’, is part of Biosciences Day, to be held on Wednesday, July 24, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina in downtown San Diego. The panel of distinguished experts will discuss the role of computation and data analytics in supporting discovery throught the biological sciences. 

Biotech companies throughout the greater San Diego area, as well as those from other locations, are being offered a special one-day registration opportunity to attend the discussion and related presentations, which will feature a diverse range of top local biotech executives. Attendance will also afford industry attendees an opportunity to interact with researchers and students from around the U.S.

Please see XSEDE13’s online registration details to attend the single-day event. Sponsorship packages are also available, which provide companies with an opportunity to support this wide-reaching conference, as well as highlight their company name and capabilities.

“Computation and data analytics are beginning to play key roles in accelerating the pace of discovery across numerous science disciplines,” said Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, XSEDE13 general chair and co-director of XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support Services. “This discussion panel and related presentations will provide an excellent opportunity for both industry and academic researchers to learn more about their specific impact on the life sciences.”

Wilkins-Diehr also is an associate director with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, San Diego.

In addition to the panel discussion, there will be plenary talks, paper presentations, lightning talks, project posters, a job fair, and a gallery of scientific visualizations. 

Panelists scheduled for the discussion include:

The annual XSEDE conference brings together hundreds of technologists, researchers, educators, and students from across the country. For full bios of all of the panelists and to learn more about Biosciences Day, please see

Related Links

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
UC San Diego
Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems


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