2006 DOE CSGF Annual Program Review Agenda

Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22
Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC

Monday, June 19

5:00 - 6:00 pm

New Fellows Registration & Photo Session Ashlawn

5:30 - 6:30 pm

RegistrationBase of Stairs, Lower Lobby

6:30 pm

New Attendees DinnerAtrium Ballroom

Tuesday, June 20

7:45 - 8:30 am

RegistrationLower Lobby

8:00 - 8:45 am

Breakfast BuffetAtrium Ballroom

9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome Grand Ballroom
James Corones, President, Krell Institute

9:15 - 10:15 am

Keynote Grand Ballroom
John Bell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“The Impact of Computing on Combustion Science”

10:15 - 10:30 am


Session IGrand Ballroom
Moderator: Walter Polansky, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

10:30 - 10:50 am

Bree Aldridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Interpretable Modeling of Complex Cell Signaling Networks”

10:50 - 11:10 am

Joshua Waterfall, Cornell University
“Origins of Sloppiness in Biological Models”

11:10 - 11:20 am


11:20 - 11:40 am

Alex Lindblad, University of Washington
“Fast Update Procedures for Finite Element Based Suturing, Tissue Cutting and Skin Undermining in a Haptic Environment”

11:40 am- Noon

Teresa Bailey, Texas A&M University
“A PieceWise Linear Finite Element Discretization of the Diffusion Equation”

Noon - 1:30 pm

LuncheonAtrium Ballroom
Introduction and acknowledgement of DOE CSGF Essay Contest award winners and reviewers

1:30 - 1:45 pm

2006 Frederick Howes Scholar Award Announcement and Presentation - Grand Ballroom
David Brown, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1:45 - 2:30 pm

2006 Frederick Howes Scholar Talk
Kevin Chu, Princeton University
“Towards an Understanding of Nonlinear Electrochemical Transport”

2:30 - 3:15 pm

2007 Frederick Howes Scholar Talk
Matthew Wolinsky, University of Minnesota
“Modeling Earth Surface Dynamics from Source to Sink”

3:15 - 3:30 pm


Session IIGrand Ballroom
Moderator: Thuc Hoang, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

3:30 - 3:50 pm

Christopher Rinderspacher, University of Georgia
“Generalized Geminal Functional Theory ”

3:50 - 4:10 pm

Nawaf Bou-Rabee, – California Institute of Technology
“Fast, Variational Newmark Integrators on Manifolds”

4:10 - 4:30 pm

Gregory Davidson, University of Michigan
“Finite Element Particle Transport Using Wachspress Rational Basis Functions”

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Gala ReceptionAtrium Ballroom

Wednesday, June 21

8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental BreakfastGrand Ballroom Foyer

Session IIIGrand Ballroom
Moderator: George Seweryniak, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy


9:00 - 9:20 am

Jaydeep Bardhan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Efficient Numerical Algorithms for Surface Formulations of Mathematical Models for Biomolecule Analysis and Design”

9:20 - 9:40 am

Mary Dunlop, California Institute of Technology
“System Identification for Genetic Regulatory Networks”

9:40 - 10:00 am

Gregory Novak, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Kinematics and Structure of Simulated Galaxy Merger Remnants”

10:00 - 10:20 am


10:20 - 10:40 am

Mary Biddy, University of Wisconsin - Madison
“Molecular Modeling and Engineering of Vegetable Oil-based Lubricants”

10:40 - 11:00 am

Michael Barad, University of California, Davis
“An Embedded Boundary Adaptive Mesh Refinement Method for Environmental Flows”

11:00 - 11:20 am

Kristine Cochran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Modeling Fatigue”

11:00 - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Alumni/CSGF Fellows Session
Moderated by CSGF Alum Mayya Tokman, University of California, Merced

12:30 pm

Free Time (Lunch on your own)

4:00 pm

Fellows set up for Poster SessionGrand Ballroom

5:00 - 6:00 pm

DOE CSGF Practicum Poster Session/ReceptionGrand Ballroom

6:00 - 8:00 pm

DOE CSGF Fellows’ Poster Session/ReceptionGrand Ballroom

Thursday, June 22

8:15 am

Fellows meet in hotel lobby

8:30 am

Walk to Rayburn House Office Building

9:00 - 10:00 am

Congressional BreakfastB339 Rayburn House Office Building

Session IVGrand Ballroom
Moderator: Njema Frazier, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy


10:40 - 11:00 am

Michael Driscoll, Boston University
“Construction of a genome-wide regulatory network for the metal-reducing microbe Shewanella oneidensis MR-1”

11:00 - 11:20 am

Amoolya Singh, University of California, Berkeley
“Evolution, Modularity, and Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks”

11:20 - 11:40 am

Kristen Grauman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Efficient Matching for Recognition and Retrieval”

11:40 am - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Joel Parriott Office of Management and Budget
“How and Why You Get Paid to Go to Grad School and Other Budget Lessons”

Session VGrand Ballroom
Moderator: Walter Polansky, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy


1:00 - 1:20 pm

Owen Hehmeyer, Princeton University
“Molecular Modeling of Tethered Polyelectrolytes”

1:20 - 1:40 pm

Benjamin Lewis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Prediction of MicroRNA Regulatory Targets in Mammalian Genomes”

1:40 - 2:00 pm

Yan Karklin, Carnegie Mellon University
“Statistical Models of the Early Visual System”

2:00 - 2:20 pm


2:20 - 2:40 pm

Michael Wu, University of California, Berkeley
“Computational methods for characterizing single neuron function under natural conditions”

2:40 - 3:00 pm

Obioma Uche, Princeton University
“Collective Coordinate Control of Density Distributions”

3:00 - 3:10 pm


3:15 - 4:15 pm

Writing about Science
Jacob Berkowitz, Quantum Writing
“Starting from the End: The Power of Turning Science into Story”

5:00 pm

Fellows’ SocialCapitol City