Conference Program

Friday, April 6th – Civil Engineering Building

Wood Commons (CIVL) 12.15 – 12.40 Posters set up
CIVL 1252 12.40 – 12.45 Opening
12.45 – 13.15 Keynote speech (Dr. Ananth Grama – Professor of Computer Science)
Wood Commons 13.15 – 14.15 Posters session
14.15 – 14.30 Coffee break
CIVL 1113 14.30 – 17.00 Paper presentations
CIVL 1266 14.30 – 17.00 Paper presentations
CIVL 2108 14.30 – 17.00 Paper presentations
CIVL 1252 17.00 – 17.30 Keynote speech (Dr. Gerhard Klimeck – Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology)
17.30 – 17.45 Awards ceremony
Adelino’s Old World Kitchen 19.00 – Dinner


Dr. Ananth Grama:

Ananth is a Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. His areas of research include Parallel and Distributed Computing, Computational Science and Engineering, and Large-Scale Data Handling and Analysis. Ananth also serves as an Associate Director for the NSF Center for Science of Information ( and the Department of Energy Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity, and Survivability of Microsystems (

Ananth received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1996, his MS from Wayne State University in 1990, and his B. Engg. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in 1989. He has been at Purdue since 1996. He is a 1998 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, a University Faculty Scholar Award (2002-07), 2002 Outstanding Teacher Award, and 2010 Most Influential Professor Award.

Ananth has served on a number of Editorial Boards (IEEE Transactions of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Parallel Computing, PLoS ONE), national and international review boards, and conference program committees.

Dr. Gerhard Klimeck:

Gerhard Klimeck is the Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Purdue University and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He guides the technical developments and strategies of which served over 195,000 users worldwide with on-line simulation, tutorials, and seminars in the year 2011. He was the Technical Group Supervisor of the High Performance Computing Group and a Principal Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously he was a member of technical staff at the Central Research Lab of Texas Instruments where he served as manager and principal architect of the Nanoelectronic Modeling (NEMO 1-D) program. NEMO 1-D was the first quantitative simulation tool for resonant tunneling diodes and 1D heterostructures. At JPL and Purdue Gerhard developed the Nanoelectronic Modeling tool (NEMO 3-D ) for multimillion atom simulations. NEMO 3-D has been used to quantitatively model optical properties of self-assembled quantum dots, disordered Si/SiGe systems, and single impurities in Silicon. Both tools are based on the representation of the nanoelectronic device with atomistic empirical tight-binding. Quantitative device modeling was demonstrated without any material parameter adjustments, just by entry of geometrical structure parameters. At Purdue his group is developing a new simulation engines that combine the NEMO 1-D and NEMO 3-D capabilities into new codes entitled OMEN and NEMO5. Prof. Klimeck’s research interest is in the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, parallel cluster computing, and genetic algorithms. Dr. Klimeck received his Ph.D. in 1994 on Quantum Transport from Purdue University and his German electrical engineering degree in 1990 from Ruhr-University Bochum. Dr. Klimeck’s work is documented in over 175 peer-reviewed journal and 165 proceedings publications and over 170 invited and 350 contributed conference presentations. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics,a fellow of the American Physical Society, a senior member of IEEE and member of HKN and TBP. NEMO 1-D was recently demonstrated to scale to 23,000 parallel processors, NEMO 3-D was demonstrated to scale to 8,192 processors, and OMEN was demonstrated to scale to 222.720 processors. More information about NEMO 1-D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN can be found at their respective home pages.

Prof. Klimeck uses Linked-In to network professionally and Facebook to network with friends.


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