SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC09)

The CSC09 workshop will start on Thursday 10/29 at 1:30 pm and end early afternoon on Saturday 10/31.

October 29-31, 2009
Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay - Seaside

Combinatorial algorithms play a crucial enabling role in computational science and engineering (CSE), and as problems and data sets increase in size and complexity, this role continues to grow. To provide a forum for researchers interested in the interaction of combinatorial mathematics and algorithms with CSE, the SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC09) will be organized in Monterey, CA, on October 29-31, 2009. The CSC09 workshop will follow and in part overlap with the 2009 SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra.

CSC09 follows three earlier CSC workshops held in 2004, 2005, and 2007. The First SIAM Workshop on Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC04) was held at San Francisco in 2004, the Second International Workshop on CSC (CSC05) was held at Toulouse, France in 2005, and the 2007 SIAM Workshop on CSC (CSC07) was held in Costa Mesa, CA. Each of these workshops was attended by close to a hundred participants, and featured about twenty-five plenary and selected talks on the themes of parallel computing, high-performance algorithms, sparse matrix computations, combinatorial problems in optimization, automatic differentiation, mesh generation, computational biology, and combinatorial matrix theory. The CSC09 Workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in these themes as well as other aspects of combinatorial mathematics and algorithms in scientific computing, broadly interpreted. Like earlier CSC workshops, the workshop will feature several invited speakers.


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Program Schedule

The program schedule is available. Click here to view program.

Program Committee

Erik G. Boman, (Co-Chair) Sandia National Laboratories
Sivan Toledo, (Co-Chair) Tel Aviv University, Israel and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patrick Amestoy, Université de Toulouse, INP (ENSEEIHT) - IRIT
Umit Catalyurek, Ohio State University
Tim Davis, University of Florida
Steven Gortler, Harvard University
Sherry Li, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gary Miller, Carnegie Mellon University
Uwe Naumann, University of Aachen, Germany
Ali Pinar, Sandia National Laboratories
Padma Raghavan, Pennsylvania Stata University
Trond Steihaug, University of Bergen, Norway

Invited Speakers:
Dan Spielman, Yale University (joint with LA09)
Andreas Griewank, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Kevin McCurley, Google

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