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CIRC Symposium Series

March 20, 2015
CSB 209

The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) will host its next symposium on Friday, March 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Computer Studies Building (CSB) 209 on the River Campus.

Using Computing Clusters to Estimate Dynamic Models of Firm Behavior

Toni Whited, Ph.D.

Simon Business School

Research on estimating dynamic models of the firm has become a fixture of empirical finance. However, development has been hampered by the computational burden involved in solving a complex dynamic program tens of thousands of times. However, the aid of super-computing equipment has made this research agenda practical. This talk outlines some of the questions that this line of research has addressed, as well as some of the computational issues that arise when one estimates dynamic economic models.

On-Going Research Talk: Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis

Nicole Zizzi

Department of Imaging Sciences

Neuroimaging methods and their computational analysis will be discussed, specifically Diffusion Tensor Imaging. DTI maps fiber tracks in the brain by imaging the diffusion of water along white matter structures. Computations involved in image post processing of a single scan may prove to take days at a time. Parallelization can drastically decreases computation time, however limitations in analysis still exist.

Pizza and soda will be served during the event.

Category: Talks