MSI 2014 Research Exhibition

posted on April 28, 2014

MSI held its Fifth Annual Research Exhibition on April 24, 2014. This event showcases research being performed using MSI resources and includes a poster competition.

poster presenters at Research Exhibition

We had 44 posters submitted to the Exhibition this year, in a wide variety of disciplines. Posters were judged in two categories, Biological and Medical Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering. The winners in the competition received travel awards made possible by generous donations from our sponsors: Matrix Integration, a partner of HP; SGI in partnership with Comnetco; and Cray.

Pictures of the prize winners can be found on the event webpage.



Grand Prizes ($1,500 travel award)

Grand Prize Winner, Biological and Medical Sciences:

Inferring gene regulatory networks in cardiac differentiation by integrating temporal RNA-seq and ChIP-seq data
Lead author: Wuming Gong
MSI Principal Investigator: Daniel Garry (Medicine)
Award Sponsor: Cray

Grand Prize Winner, Physical Sciences and Engineering:

Multi-scale mechanical modeling of the Pacinian corpuscle
Lead author: Julia Quindlen
MSI Principal Investigator: Victor Barocas (Biomedical Engineering)
Award Sponsor: Matrix Integration, a partner of HP


Finalist Prizes ($1,000 travel award)

Finalists, Biological and Medical Sciences:

Impulsivity, adolescence, and reward-related brain activation: A monozygotic twin fMRI study
Lead author: Merav Silverman
MSI Principal Investigator: Kathleen Thomas (Institute of Child Development)
Award Sponsor: Matrix Integration, a partner of HP

Fast, fully Bayesian spatiotemporal inference for fMRI data
Lead author: Donald Musgrove
MSI Principal Investigator: John Hughes (Biostatistics)
Award Sponsor: SGI in partnership with Comnetco

Finalists, Physical Sciences and Engineering:

Using high performance computing to examine the effects of thermal gradients in carbonate CCUS reservoirs
Lead author: Benjamin Tutolo
MSI Principal Investigator: Martin Saar (Earth Sciences)
Award Sponsor: Matrix Integration, a partner of HP

1D nanodusty plasma sectional model with pulsing for the study and control of particle generation and growth
Lead author: Carlos Larriba-Andaluz
Presenting author (pictured): Romain Le Picard
MSI Principal Investigator: Steven Girshick (Mechanical Engineering)
Award Sponsor: SGI in partnership with Comnetco


Thank you to our judges!

Kevin DorfmanChemical Engineering and Materials Science

Tim GriffisSoil, Water, and Climate

George KarypisComputer Science and Engineering

Dan KnightsComputer Science and Engineering

Kelvin LimPsychiatry

Chad MyersComputer Science and Engineering


Refreshments were sponsored by Cray and by Matrix Integration, a partner of HP.