CUIP, CDOT Partnering with Seoul Robotics and Ouster to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Chattanooga, TN.  — The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), with the Chattanooga Department of Transportation, are partnering with Seoul Robotics and Ouster to make Chattanooga safer for pedestrians utilizing light detection and ranging (Lidar). Ouster’s lidar sensors and Seoul Robotics’ perception software, SENSR™, which uses deep learning technologies, would help CUIP and CDOT understand pedestrian patterns and risk factors to be mitigated. The lidar

First CUP-ECS Colloquium, Kokkos: C++ Performance Portability on HPC Platforms

Please join us for the first CUP-ECS Colloquium, Kokkos: C++ Performance Portability on HPC Platforms, presented by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Tanner Broaddus. This event will take place Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST/1 p.m. MST/ 3 p.m. EST on Zoom. Colloquium Friday, January 22, 2021 1 p.m. MST  Kokkos: C++ Performance Portability on HPC Platforms Tanner Broaddus, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Abstract: When writing

Ms. Erica Grant dissertation seminar announcement

Seminar Announcement: Monday, 26 October 2020, 11:00 AM EDT (online) A dissertation on Benchmarks and Controls for Optimization with Quantum Annealing Presented by Ms. Erica Grant Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education University of Tennessee, Knoxville Monday, 26 October 2020, 11:00 AM EDT (online) Abstract: Quantum annealing (QA) is a metaheuristic specialized for solving optimization problems which uses principles of Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC), namely the adiabatic

SimCenter Gains New National Center Recognition

The SimCenter has been awarded the designation of “PSAAP III Focused Investigative Center” under the banner of the Center for Understandable Performant Exascale Communication Systems (CUP-ECS). The center, led by the University of New Mexico (UNM) in partnership with UTC and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), is funded by the third iteration of the Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP-III) under the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). 

Skjellum named the Vice Chair for ACM SIGHPC

Congratulations to Dr. Tony Skjellum on being named the 2020-21 Vice Chair of the Accelerated Scalable Computing and Analytics Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing (ACM SIGHPC) Chapter. The scope of SIGHPC specialty is high performance computing (HPC) in the broadest sense of the term spanning the full range of high-performance technologies, systems, and applications. It embraces not only people who study, develop, teach, or support HPC, but

Research Support for COVID-19 Projects

SimCenter–the Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering–is ready to support COVID-19 projects by bringing together UTC professors and students with its extensive computational infrastructure and research thrusts. SimCenter works with external entities on joint proposals to NSF, DoD, and others (including mechanisms such as SBIR, STTR, EAGER, RAPID) in the areas of advanced modeling and simulation, machine learning, big data, cyber systems and IoT, health and

SimCenter to host first of two workshops on Digital Twins in Production Engineering HPC Education

Experts in HPC, production engineering, modeling/simulation, uncertainty quantification, STEM education, control systems, cybersecurity, machine/deep learning, software engineering, and CPS/IoT are invited to a pair of NSF-funded, 2-day Workforce Development Workshops to strategize educational approaches to digital twin modeling and simulation. For more information visit the website at:

Center of Excellence FY2020 Faculty Initiation and Career Opportunity

The primary audience of applicants is professors beginning their tenure-earning position between July 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. The secondary audience is tenured professors who seek to “restart their research programs.” Any tenure-earning professors who started at UTC after January 1, 2019, and did not apply to the CEACSE Faculty Initiation grant in FY2019 are eligible to apply in FY2020. The maximum individual award amount is $15,000, with no

First Southeastern Computational School at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science and the SimCenter – Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering are organizing the First Southeastern Computational School at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (flyer). The workshop will be held on May 21-23, 2019 and is focused on Environmental DNA Methods. The developers of QIIME 2 will be offering training in this open-source software. The workshop is free

SimCenter designated as a host site for the 2019 Petascale Computing Institute

Keynote by GORDON BELL, HPC Pioneer “Man vs. Machine: The Challenge of Engineering Programs for HPC”The first era of scientific computing was defined by Seymour Cray computers hosting single memory FORTRAN programs. In 1993, the first multicomputer with a thousand independent and interconnected computers outperformed mono-memory supercomputers at 60 gigaflops. In 2019, supercomputers have millions of processing elements and operate at hundreds of petaflops. This performance gain of over