Dr. Ivet Bahar was invited to participate in a workshop and give a talk at the White House for the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI).
On July 29, 2015, the President issued an Executive Order creating the NSCI, a whole-of-Nation effort to maximize the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC).
The workshop brought together 75 leaders from industry, academia, and government to discuss opportunities of HPC and solutions to the challenges faced. Dr Bahar participated in the meeting as one of the three invited speakers from academia. She presented her perspective on what is the state-of-the-art in computational biology using her NIH-funded Biomedical Technology and Research Center’s focus as a lens, and discussed current challenges that could be addressed by exascale computing through NSCI. The title of her talk was, “Exascale Computing for Multiscale Modeling and Big Data in Biology”.