Summary of the Talk 

The talk starts with high-performance computer (HPC) systems, followed by a collaborative approach to process information and/or data for effective decision making. For future technology, computer systems are essential to acquire information/data from many different sources and data analytics is vital for making smart decisions. To satisfy next generation computational needs, the convergence of HPC systems and data analytics will be beneficial, if not mandatory. The talk presents two projects developed by the speaker and his team―the first project shows how parallelism enhances HPC performance and the second project demonstrates how HPC systems are used in geospatial cyberinfrastructures for regional economic success. The talk ends with the work-in-progress Memorandum of Understanding between Wichita State University and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. 

Speaker Biography 

Abu Asaduzzaman (born 1969, Bangladesh) is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. His research interests include computer architecture, embedded systems, parallel computing, and data analytics. He has authored more than 20 refereed journal articles and more than 95 peer-reviewed conference papers out of his research work. His lab has earned top research designation, a Graphics Processing Unit Research Center by Nvidia. He has received research grants from Kansas National Science Foundation, Nvidia, NetApp, and other organizations. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and member of the American Society for Engineering Education and student honor societies including Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and Golden Key. As an invited speaker, he has presented his research work at professional forums in Bangladesh, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and USA. Currently he serves as the Undergraduate Program Director in his department.