CISC Announces Fall 2018 Matchmaking Seminar Lineup

The Center for Interdisciplinary Scientific Computation (CISC) at Illinois Tech is announcing a series of faculty matchmaking seminars for fall 2018. The purpose of these informal seminars is to familiarize attendees with a faculty member’s research in scientific computation with an eye on facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. They are not meant to be in-depth research talks. Rather, speakers are encouraged to highlight relevant research areas and suggest possible ways in which they could potentially interact with other disciplines. They will prepare for a 20-minute presentation, and questions will be allowed at any time.

Seminars will be held during the lunch hour, with two speakers per session, and are open to all Illinois Tech affiliates. Lunch (omnivorous or vegetarian) will be provided to those who RSVP. Seminars are planned on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 18 at 12:45 p.m. in John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 102 – “Analyzing Online Social Networks for Interdisciplinary Science” by Aron Culotta (computer science) and “Applied Quantum Chemistry” by Andrey Rogachev (chemistry). RSVP.

Tuesday, October 23 at 12:45 p.m. in John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 103 – “Statistical Design and Modeling for Physical and Computer Experiments” by Lulu Kang (applied math) followed by a talk from Ron Landis (psychology). RSVP.

Wednesday, November 7 at 12:45 p.m. in John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 102 – “Modeling Dynamics in Soft Matter” by Jay Schieber (chemical and biological engineering) and “IIT DBGroup Research Profile” by Boris Glavic. RSVP.

Titles and abstracts  will be made available closer to the seminar dates.

If you have any questions, please contact David Minh, assistant professor of chemistry and associate director of the CISC, at

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