NASA Ames Summer Short Course for Earth System Modeling and Supercomputing  
July Time   Topic VIDEO Presenter Affiliation
16 Morning                          9-12 PDT 9:00 AM Welcome Rec. Video Steve Zornetzer Associate Director, NASA Ames Research Center
    Rec. Video Tsengdar Lee High End Computing Program Manager, NASA HQ
    Rec. Video Rupak Biswas NAS Division Chief, NASA ARC
    Rec. Video Stephen Hipskind Earth Science Division Chief, NASA ARC
  Introduction to the short course/NEX Rec. Video Rama Nemani NEX Principal Investigator, NASA ARC
  Student, mentor introductions      
Lunch talk Noon Publishing in Nature: a climate science perspective Rec. Video Michael White Senior Editor, Nature
Afternoon                       2-5 PDT 2:00 PM Introduction to Parallel Computing Rec. Video Piyush Mehrotra NAS Computational Technologies Branch Chief, NASA ARC
3:30 PM Parallelism in Earth science modeling and data analysis codes-I Rec. Video Johnny Chang NAS Division, NASA ARC
17 Morning                               9-12 PDT THEME: Global Climate/Carbon Modeling      
9:00 AM Climate and carbon modeling Rec. Video David Schimel CEO, National Ecological Observation Network (NEON)
10:00 AM Climate modeling/Hydrologic interactions Rec. Video Randy Koster Res. Sci., Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, NASA GSFC
11:00 AM Climate modeling/Land interactions Rec. Video Govindasamy Bala Assoc. Prof., Center for Atmos. and Oceanic Sci., Indian Inst. Of Science
Afternoon                       2-5 PDT 2:00 PM Introduction to NAS
Tour of the facility      
Hyperwall   Chris Henze NAS Division, NASA ARC
3:30 PM Parallelism in Earth science modeling and data analysis codes-II Rec. Video Daniel Kokron NAS Division, NASA ARC
18 Morning                                                 9-12 PDT THEME: Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling      
9:00 AM Global land cover research Rec. Video John Townshend Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Univ. of Maryland
10:00 AM Biospheric monitoring Rec. Video Steven Running Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, Univ of MT
11:00 AM Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System (TOPS) Rec. Video Rama Nemani NEX Principal Investigator, NASA ARC
Weile Wang Res. Sci., CSU Monterey Bay
Afternoon                       2-5 PDT 2:00 PM DATA and I/O      
Big data at NASA and beyond Rec. Video Harper Pryor NAS Division, NASA ARC
3:30 PM I/O Patterns in MPI Programs Rec. Video Steve Heistand NAS Division, NASA ARC
19 Morning                          9-12 PDT THEME: Earth Observation      
9:00 AM Earth observing systems                                                                                         Rec. Video Piers Sellers Deputy Director, Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA GSFC
10:00 AM Long-term monitoring from satellites                                                                                           Rec. Video Compton J. Tucker Senior Earth Scientist, NASA GSFC
11:00 AM Trends or Variability Rec. Video Ranga Myneni Professor, Dept. of Geography and Environment, Boston University
Afternoon                       2-5 PDT 2:00 PM Tools      
Debugging Rec. Video Johnny Chang NAS Division, NASA ARC
2:45 AM Programming frameworks: ESMF Rec. Video Daniel Kokron NAS Division, NASA ARC
3:15 AM VisTrails (Workflows) Rec. Video Petr Votava Res. Sci., CSU Monterey Bay
4:15 AM Matlab and Visualization Rec. Video Sangram Ganguly Res. Sci., CSU Monterey Bay
20 Morning                          9-12 PDT THEME: Data Analysis      
9:00 AM Data mining for global change Rec. Video Vipin Kumar Professor, Comp. Sci and Eng., Univ of MN
10:00 AM Overview of climate data analysis Rec. Video Balaji Rajagopalan Professor, Water Resources, Univ of CO
11:00 AM Hands on R for climate analysis Rec. Video James McCreight NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow
Afternoon                       2-5 PDT   Recap of the week      
Project layout      
Student-mentor discussions                                                           
23 Monday 9-5 PDT 9:00 AM SOFIA   Dana Backman Director, SOFIA Science Center E/PO, NASA ARC
  Project work      
24 Tuesday 9-5 PDT 9:00 AM The Kepler Mission: Good Planets are Hard to Find and Vice Versa   Jon Jenkins Kepler Co-I, SETI Institute
  Project work      
25 Wednesday 9-5 PDT 9:00 AM Publishing your results   Jennifer Dungan NEX Dep. PI, NASA ARC
  Project work      
26 Thursday 9-5 PDT 9:00 AM Sustaining scientific collaborations   Estelle Dodson Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin/NASA ARC/Collaborative Science & Technologies manager
  Project work      
27 Friday 9-5 PDT   Student project presentations