23 September 2020
10.00am - 12.30pm

Supercomputers play a crucial role in sectors like fundamental research, biomedicine, precision medicine, healthcare, built environment, climate change & monitoring, offshore & marine, construction & design, automotive technologies, fintech, computational law and robotics.

Examples of HPC application areas and case studies will help give you a better grasp of how you can apply HPC in your work.

HPC resources are beneficial in a variety of ways and in a number of different sectors. It enables research of the highest computational complexity and data-intensiveness to be completed in shorter time spans. It not only enables areas like advanced modelling & simulation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Big Data analytics for fields like genomics, biomolecular modelling, advanced manufacturing and design, digital twin technologies, weather forecasting, climate research and quantum computing but also relevant in non-technical domains like Social Sciences, Economics, Law, and Finance.

NSCC Singapore was established in 2015 and manages Singapore’s first national petascale facility with available high performance computing (HPC) resources. As a National Research Infrastructure funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), we support the HPC research needs of the public and private sectors, including research institutes, institutes of higher learning (IHLs), government agencies and companies.

Mr. Marwell Dalangin is a data scientist and digital technology evangelist with over 18 years of experience in the software solutions R&D, data/A.I. &; digital technologies. He currently holds the position of Vice President for A.I. Innovation Lab and Data Science Solutions of UBP with a primary goal to deliver the future of Aboitiz Group through R&D, A.I. innovations, data science/AI technology solutions, and strategies. Before Aboitiz, he headed various R&D and digital, data, and technology solutions groups for major digital & data MNC companies such as Samsung R&D, Accenture Digital, Sun Life Financial Digital R&D, AIG Digital, and Maxim Integrated where he earned several awards with 1 U.S. & 1 Korean/World Patents published for Interactive Software Solutions in Digital Learning Systems. He also served as a college instructor teaching Math, Science, Engineering, and Computer subjects. Marwell belonged to the pioneer batch of AIM’s Master of Science in Data Science. He is a Licensed Electronics & Communications Engineer with B.S. Electronics & Communications Engineering from Batangas State University.

Prof .Jin-Chuan Duan is the Jardine Cycle & Carriage Professor of Finance and the Executive Director designate of the Asian Institute of Digital Finance at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is an academician of Academia Sinica and a fellow of the Society for Financial Econometrics. Duan received a PhD in finance from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. prior to joining NUS, he held the Manulife Chair in Financial Services at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Among his achievements, Duan pioneered the Credit Research Initiative (CRI) in 2009 when he was the director of the Risk Management Institute. CRI is a “public good” endeavor operating a real-time delivery platform offering freely accessible, daily updated default probabilities on over 70,000 exchange-listed firms in 133 economies globally. Duan has been leading the CRI team of 40 plus staffers since its inception. In 2017, he co-founded CriAT, a FinTech company specializing in deep credit analytical solutions for financial institutions.

Dr .Stefan Winkler is Senior Deputy Director at AI Singapore and Associate Professor (Practice) at the National University of Singapore. Prior to that he was Distinguished Scientist and Director of the Video & Analytics Program at the University of Illinois’ Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. He also co-founded two start-ups and worked for a Silicon Valley company. Dr. Winkler has a Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and a Dipl.-Ing. (M.Eng./B.Eng.) degree from the University of Technology Vienna, Austria. He is an IEEE Fellow and has published over 150 papers. He has also contributed to international standards in VQEG, ITU, ATIS, VSF, and SCTE.

Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharyais a Research Scientist with the Social and Cognitive Computing Dept. at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR Singapore, where he works on network science and behavioral analytics. Prasanta holds a Ph.D in Information Systems from the Department of Information Systems and Analytics, National University of Singapore, where he studied computational social science with a special focus on predictive and inferential methods in large social networks. His current research agenda aims at understanding the role of big data in emerging social and business applications from finance, education and healthcare. Prasanta actively collaborates with major industry partners from around the world, and has presented his research in leading computer science, information systems and marketing venues.

Mr. Karthik Sundarraj is an expert in Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics specialised in the areas of High-speed flows and aerodynamics with special interest in Electro-thermal and Bio-medical research. Karthik has the perfect combination of an experienced researcher, a successful academician and an emerging technology strategist. Karthik now works as the Technical Manager, Indo-Pacific at Hexagon | MSC. In his role, Karthik is responsible for the Technical and Business Development activities of CFD Solutions and also handles Academic, skill development and transformational business initiatives. Karthik holds a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Brunel University and Bachelors in Industrial Engineering. He has recently submitted his Doctoral research thesis in high speed flow physics using experimental and computational methods.

Mr. Nicolas Walker is a Senior Solution Architect at NVIDIA. He looks after South East Asia customers around data centre and workstation solutions in the areas of High Performance Computing, Deep Learning, Virtualised Desktops and Professional Graphics. Before joining NVIDIA in February 2016, Nicolas held roles in IBM and Lenovo as solution architect focusing on enterprise infrastructure and HPC for the last15 years. Before moving to Singapore, he was based in Italy, Scotland and Malaysia. He holds a BSc(Hons) in Software Engineering.