Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017,  Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical & Health Sciences, Athens, GA 30602, University of Georgia.

The Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium (GSCS) is a forum for professors, postdocs, graduate students and other researchers in Georgia to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. The symposium has been held every year since 2009 and is open to the entire research community.

The format of the day-long symposium is a set of invited presentations, poster sessions and a poster blitz, and plenty of time to network with other attendees.


9:30 AM Registration, Poster Setup, Coffee
9:50 Opening Remarks
10:00 Ping Ma, University of Georgia Abstract
10:45 Haomin Zhou, GA Tech. Abstract
11:30 Poster Blitz
12:00 PM Lunch and Posters
1:30 Mary Galinski, Emory University
2:15 Shelby Wilson, Morehouse College
3:00 Break and Poster Blitz
3:30 Jonathan Arnold, University of Georgia. Abstract
4:15 Yi Jiang, Georgia State University. Abstract
5:00 Reception

Poster session

Poster sessions will be held during lunch and during the afternoon break. Anyone can present a poster, but we especially encourage graduate students and postdocs to use this opportunity to advertise their work. Please provide a poster title when you register. Posters should be set up at 9:30 am, and we will also have a Poster Blitz at 11:30 am. In the Poster Blitz, each poster presenter will have 1 minute to present 1 slide to describe his/her poster. (We will contact you to get your slide beforehand.) 


A GSCS tradition is to have a group dinner at 6 pm after the symposium at a local restaurant. However, this year we plan to instead have a reception following the last talk, until 8:00 pm. The reception is free to all registered participants

Location and Venue

The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical & Health Sciences, Athens, GA 30602, University of Georgia. Registration, posters, and coffee breaks will be in the lobby of the building.  Maps and directions can be found here, and visitor parking information here. The Carlton Street parking deck behind the Coverdell building. 

Athens, GA, is a vibrant city with a colorful character. You will find rarities and jewels such as the tree that owns itself (and its patch of land), rare weapons  from the Civil War, the State of Georgia Botanical Garden, etc. Athens was recently ranked the 6th best place to live in America. The metropolitan area has a population of approx. 200K people. The visitor's guide can be found here


Registration is free but it is required. Any question regarding registration should be addressed to

Organizing Committee 

The organizers for the GSCS 2017 are Ming-Jun Lai and Juan B. Gutierrez at the University of Georgia. 

List of Previous Symposia

2016 GSCS at Emory University

2015 GSCS at Georgia Institute of Technology

2014 GSCS at Kennesaw State University

2013 GSCS at Georgia State University

2012 GSCS at University of Georgia

2011 GSCS at Emory University

2010 GSCS at Georgia Institute of Technology

2009 GSCS at Emory University


The GSCS 2017 is supported by the Venture Fund of the President's Office, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia.