Severo Ochoa Research Seminar Program in 2013 -15

Date: 27/Sep/2013 Time: 08:00

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SORS Lectures at BSC 2014-15

Date - Time- Place

Lecture Title


17/07/15 - 10:00

Sala de Juntes, Rectorat

Summer Lecture Series:

Towards Energy-Efficient Computing: Adaptive Management Strategies from Software to Systems

Ayse K. Coskun

Boston University, USA

10/07/15 - 10:00

Sala Gran,  Torre Girona

Summer Lecture Series:
Energy Efficient Computing Systems

Juan Cebrián

Norwegian university of science and technology, NTNU

22/06/15 - 12:00

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Closing Session:

The end of Von Neumann, the end of Moore's Law, and the end of Dennard Scaling. The new mantras are dark silicon, quantum computing, and approximate computing. What does it all mean for the microprocessor of 2025?

Yale Patt

Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Centennial Chair, University of Texas at Austin, USA

16/06/15 - 11:00

Sala Gran,  Torre Girona

Principal Component Analysis for Establishing Characteristic Behaviour

Raul Ramirez


11/06/15 - 11:00

Sala de Juntes , FIB

Scheduling scientific workflows for energy and performance

Rizos Sakellariou

Manchester University, UK

10/06/15 - 10:00

Sala de Actes, FIB

Capsaicina y la danza de las neuronas

Dr Pablo Rudomin


21/05/15 - 15:00

Sala de Actes, FIB

Unlock performance secrets of next-gen Intel hardware: software tools-driven code modernization

Zakhar Matveev

Intel Corporation.  

11/05/15 - 11:00

Rectorat’s Sala de Juntes

Contribution of climate and landuse changes to dust decadal variability

Dr. Paul Ginoux

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

30/04/15- 12:00

C6-E101, UPC

Optimization Issues in Data-Intensive Flows

Anastasios Gounaris

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 

24/04/15 - 11:30

Gran Sala,  Torre Girona

Turbulence understanding and prediction in confined magnetic plasmas

Jeronimo Garcia

CEA, FRance

13/04/15 - 11:00

Gran Sala,  Torre Girona

Hybrid modelling of the magnetoacoustic cyclotron instability in relation to ion cyclotron emission in D-T JET plasmas

Leopoldo Carbajal Gomez

University of Warwick, UK

26/03/15- 11:00

Rectorat’s Sala de Juntes

Using Brittle Fragmentation Theory to Estimate Aerosol Mineral Composition in Climate Models

Carlos Perez Garcia-Pando

NASA Goddard Institute & Columbia, USA

24/03/15 - 11:00

Gran Sala,  Torre Girona

Parallel quasi-Monte Carlo simulation of ultrafast carrier transport

Aneta Karaivanova

IICT-BAS, Bulgaria

20/03/15 - 11:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Scheduling with uncertainty in Grids and Clouds

Andrei Chernykh

CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico

26/02/15 - 11:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Memory System Innovations to Enable More Efficient Data Centers

Sally McKee

Chalmers University of Technology

20/02/15 - 11:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Climate prediction for climate services

Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes

BSC - Earth Science

19/12/14 - 11:00 - 13:00

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Christmas Lecture Registration:
Equilibrium and stability of fusion plasmas via three-dimensional Magneto-Hydrodynamics

coffe break

Enhanced molecular dynamics to understand the structural and energetics determinants of MEK1 pathological mutations

Dr. Joaquim Loizu

Chiara Pallara

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

BSC - Life Sciences Dept.

10/12/14 - 16:00

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Managing Big Trajectory Data: Online processing of positional streams

Timos Sellis

RMIT University

28/11/14 - 11:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

On-­‐line coupling of volcanic ash and aerosols transport with multiscale meteorological models

Alejandro Marti Dinati


20/11/14 - 18:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Building a Unified Data Pipeline in Apache Spark

Aaron Davidson and Paco Nathan


31/10/14 - 11:30

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Recent updates on the genetics of type 2 diabetes

Josep Maria Mercader

BSC - Life Sciences Dept.

01/10/14 - 11:30

Rectorat, Sala de Juntes, 

Database Analytics with High Level Synthesis on FPGAs

Gorker Alp Malazgirt 

 Bogazici University, Computer Engineering Department


Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Opening session: Modelling of ion cyclotron resonance frequency heating in JET in preparation of ITER

Dr. Mervi Mantsinen


25/09/14 -11:00

Sala de Juntes, Rectorat

Summer Lecture: Co-design for Next-Generation Extreme Scale Data Processing

Dr. Scott Klasky (Invited speaker)

Computer Science and Mathematics Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory and  Georgia Tech University

24/07/14 - 11:00

Sala d'Actes FIB, B6

Summer lecture: Topology-aware placement and load-balancing

Emmanel Jeannot, Senior research scientist, 

(Invited speaker)

LaBRi laboratory at INRIA-Bordeaux

SORS Lectures at BSC 2013-14

Date - Time- Place

Lecture Title


27/09 - 10:00 AULARI A4 room A4002− Amfiteatre, Campus Nord

Understanding Cerebral Aneurysms through HPC-based Computational Modeling

Mariano Vazquez, CASE Department at BSC

25/10 - 10:00 Sala d¨Actes FIB Campus Nord

Receptor Sampling with Dpedmd for Virtual Screening

Analysis of Mechanical Parameters Using End-Diastolic Measurements

The multiscale NMMB/BSC Chemical Transport Model: developments of inlined aerosol and gas chemistry processes

Ramon Goñi, Life Sciences Dept. at BSC

Ruth Arís, CASE Dept. at BSC

Oriol  Jorba, Earth Science Dept. at BSC

15/11 - 10:00 am Sala d´Actes FIB (B6)

Campus Nord

Known and unknown unknowns in aerosol modelling

Nick Schutgens, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics , University of Oxford ,UK

16/12 - 10:00am,

“Aula de Telensenyament” on 1st  Floor of ETSETB (building B3)

Campus Nord

Extreme Scaling on SuperMUC

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller, LMUniversity, Germany, Member of the Board of Directors of LRZ

14/01 - 12:00

E101 room of the C6 building.

Performance Analysis Techniques for the Exascale Co-Design Process

Dr. Martin Schulz (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

24/01/2014 - 10:00am

“Aula de Telensenyament” on 1st  Floor of ETSETB (building B3)

Campus Nord

Multi-objective Optimisation and Big Data

Prof Young Shi, CASFEDS Centre, Chinese Academy of Scienses and University of Omaha

28/02 - 10:00 am Sala d¨Actes FIB

Campus Nord

HPC simulation using xSim – The Extreme-scale Simulator

Janko Strassburg, Computer Science Dept, BSC


The Perfect Storm

Paolo Faraboschi (Invited speaker)

09/05 - 10:00am

Sala de Juntes (Rectorat) Campus Nord

An In-silico framework for Cardiac Drug Testing: From Genes, to function, to human heart physiopathology


Exploring mechanistic details in enzyme catalysis through mutiscale hybrid QM/MM simulations.

Jazmin Aguado Sierra (CASE)


Suwipa Saen-oon (Life)

27 - 28 May, by invitation

Doctoral Symposium

Organised by E&T Team with presentations from E&T team, BSC researchers, PhD supervisors and BSC/ FIB PhD students

02 – 06/06 see AMBER

home page

SO Summer School: AMBER Workshop

Organised by Life Sciences Department, Ramon Goñi

04/06 10 am Sala d´Actes FIB (B6)

Lights, Computer, Action: GPU Accelerated Molecular Dynamics, from Enzyme Activation to Membrane Dynamics

Ross Walker (Invited Speaker)

05/06 10am Sala d´Actes FIB (B6)

Assessment of Form and Function in the Large Airways

Raul Cetto (Invited Speaker)

06/06 12pm Sala Multimedia (B3)

Big Data Processing in Large-Scale Network Analysis and Billion-Scale Social Simulation

Toyotaro Suzumura (Invited speaker)

June - 09 - 20 , through registration

SO Summer School: Second European Earth System and Climate Modelling School

J. M. Baldasano(Earth Sci)

20/06 10 am Sala d´Actes FIB (B6)



How to ingest measurements into a computer simulation: data assimilation enhancement of an atmospheric model

Enza Di Tomaso (Earth Sci)

01/07  3 pm Sala d´Actes FIB (B6)


Parallelism: a serious goal or a silly mantra (and what else is needed for the microprocessor of 2024)

 Yale Patt (Invited speaker)

03/07 - 11:00 Rectorat’s Sala de Juntes Summer lecture: BioBlender: 3D Computer Graphics for Structural Biology Monica Zoppè (Invited speaker)
24/07 - 11:00 Sala d'Actes FIB, B6 Summer lecture: Topology-aware placement and load-balancing

Emmanel Jeannot, Senior research scientist, 

(Invited speaker)

25/09 -11:00 Sala de Juntes, Rectorat Summer Lecture: Co-design for Next-Generation Extreme Scale Data Processing Dr. Scott Klasky (Invited speaker)