Mathematics + Computation + Science = Solutions (MCSS Symposium)

Friday, 5 September 2014 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
IUPUI Campus Center, Room 405

The Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Computational Science (iMMCS) will be hosting a research symposium on Computational Biology, Computational Medicine, Computational Neuroscience and other Computational Scientific fields. Two nationally reputed external keynote speakers, IUPUI researchers, and an industry-academic panel are expected to attend. This symposium will highlight some of the research happening here at IUPUI and elsewhere throughout the field of Computational Science and Mathematical Modeling.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ananth Grama, Professor of Computer Science, Associate Director NSF/STC Center for Science of Information, Purdue University, West Lafayette

Dr. Grama's research interests span the areas of parallel and distributed computing algorithms and applications. His research on applications has focused on particle dynamics methods, their applications to dense linear system solvers, and fast algorithms for data compression and analysis. The mission of the Center for Science of Information is to advance science and technology through new quantitative understanding of the representation, communication and processing of information in biological, physical, social and engineered systems. In 2013, Grama was inducted as a Fellow into the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Per B. Sederberg, Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University

Sederberg's primary research interests are the success and failures of human memory. These interests motivate his research group's work in the OSU Computational Memory Lab, which has the overarching goal of developing a comprehensive theory of memory formation and retrieval that links our rich cognitive behavior to its underlying neural mechanisms. His lab combines a number of approaches to uncover the neural correlates and develop computational models of these processes: they collect and perform multivariate analysis of neural data, including fMRI and EEG, they run large-scale behavioral experiments and they develop computational models to link neural activity and behavior and to guide their experiment. 

Other Speakers Include: 

  • Dr. Sebastien Helie, Assistant Professor, Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette
  • Dr. Mohammad Al Hasan, Assistant Professor Computer Science, IUPUI, NSF Career Award Winner
  • Dr. Murat Dundar, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, IUPUI, NSF Career Award Winner
  • Dr. Gavriil Tsechpenakis, Assitant Professor, Computer Science, IUPUI, NSF Career Award Winner
  • Dr. Shiaofen Fang, Professor and Chair, Computer Science, IUPUI, DoD Supported Researcher
  • Dr. Leonid Rubchinsky, Associate Professor, Mathematics, IUPUI, NIH supported researcher 
  • Dr. Alexei Kuznetsov, Associate Professor, Mathematics, IUPUI, NIH Supported Researcher
  • Dr. Julia Arciero, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, IUPUI, NSF Supported Researcher 
  • Dr. Chris Lapish, Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, IUPUI, NIH Supported Researcher 


Tentative Schedule*: 

8:30am - Registration Opens, Coffee Provided

9:00am - Welcome from Dr. Simon Rhodes, Dean of the IUPUI School of Science

9:15am - Morning Keynote

10:30am - Research Presentations

12:00pm - Lunch 

1:30pm - Afternoon Keynote

2:45pm - Research Presentations

4:30pm - Industry/Academic Panel

5:15pm - Closing Remarks

*A more detailed schedule will be provided to attendees on Wednesday, September 3.  

Register Today! 

Please note that Registration is free, but space is limited. Register early to guarantee your seat. 


For questions and additional information, please contact Professor Snehasis Mukhopadhyay at or Professor Chris Lapish at