ComputeFest 2016

Organized by the Institute for Applied Computational Science, ComputeFest is an annual two week program of knowledge- and skill-building activities in computational science and engineering.

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Dates: January 11-15, 2016
This year's workshops will feature instruction in software tools for modeling, analysis, scientific computing and visualization, as well as how to use cluster, grid and cloud resources.  Workshops will not be video taped or lived streamed.  All workshops are free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

STUDENT COMPUTATIONAL CHALLENGE
Dates: January 19-20, 2016
Teams of Harvard students compete to solve a real-world problem by applying modeling and other computational tools.

SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF COMPUTATION IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Date: January 22, 2016
Title: Brain + Machines: Exploring the frontiers of neuroscience and computer science
This year's IACS symposium will focus on the converging fields of neuroscience and computer science/machine learning.  Brain + Machines will bring together machine learning experts, neuroscientists, academic researchers, and scholars across several fields to discuss what we can learn from the study of structure and function in the brain, as well as efforts to reverse-engineer the brain.  Note: This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.