Paola Buitrago Appointed Director of PSC’s Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Group

April 6, 2018

Paola Buitrago has been appointed as the founding director of the Artificial Intelligence & Big Data (AI&BD) Group at PSC. The group expands the scope of the center’s activities to enable research through the convergence of AI and high-performance computing (HPC). Buitrago’s vision amplifies PSC’s emphasis on data-driven discovery and strengthens PSC’s connections across CMU and the private sector.

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PSC Launches AI & Big Data Group

April 6, 2018

PSC has a strong history enabling artificial intelligence (AI) research at scale. AI advancements at PSC include Never Ending Language Learning (NELL), led by CMU’s Tom Mitchell and William Cohen, on PSC’s Blacklight system and the 2017 history-making victory of Libratus, led by CMU’s Tuomas Sandholm, over the world’s top human poker pros on PSC’s Bridges system. Recognizing the vast strategic importance of AI to science and society, PSC has created a new Artificial Intelligence & Big Data (AI&BD) Group, directed by Paola Buitrago.

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Phil Blood Appointed Sr. Director of PSC’s Computational Biology Group

April 6, 2018

Phil Blood, widely recognized for his contributions to national genomics and molecular dynamics communities, has been appointed senior director of PSC’s Computational Biology Group. In his new position, Blood is responsible for PSC’s strategy across the life sciences, overseeing the Biomedical Applications and Public Health Applications Groups and also working more broadly to expand PSC’s contributions to this vital research segment.

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PSC Launches Computational Biology Group

April 6, 2018

To unify its research efforts and strategic planning in computational biology and public health, PSC has launched a new Computational Biology Group. The senior director of the new group, Phil Blood, will oversee PSC’s Biomedical Applications and Public Health Applications Groups.

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Jason Sommerfield Appointed Director of PSC’s Facilities Technology Group

April 6, 2018

Jason Sommerfield has been appointed director of PSC’s Facilities Technology Group, succeeding J. Ray Scott. In his new position, Sommerfield will be responsible for leading the deployment and operation of high-impact resources for computation and data analytics serving national communities.

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