Ian Foster, Globus Co-Founder
July 22, 2019 (All day) to July 23, 2019 (All day)

DOE AI for Science Town Hall Meetings 2019

At the DOE "AI for Science" town hall meeting hosted at Argonne National Lab (see agenda here), Globus co-founder and Argonne Data Science and Learning division director Ian Foster will be speaking:

  • Title: AI at Scale 2: Materials
  • Date/Time: Monday, July 22 @ 11:05–11:25 a.m.
  • Location: TCS Conference Center, Building 240, Room 1416

Dr. Foster will also co-chair a breakout session on "Data Infrastructure and Life Cycle" on Tuesday, July 23 @ 9:30–11:50 a.m. in room 1406.


The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling, theory, and high-throughput experiments. 

The town hall meetings will engage the DOE science community in a series of broad and open discussions about opportunities that can be realized by advancing and accelerating the development of AI capabilities specifically for science and science use cases.  Approximately 200-300 researchers and engineers from universities, national laboratories, and industry around the United States are expected to participate at each town hall. Each town hall will be broken into a series of high-level talks, breakout sessions, and report-out periods. Each breakout session will have two scientific co-leads, a scientific scribe, and a technical writer. The end goal of the town halls is to quickly produce one integrated report from the four meetings that can be used to inform strategic planning.

For details, visit the event page here.