Computing for the Future
The Kickoff Conference at the New Mexico Tech in
Socorro will be held on the weekend of October 10-11, 2015.
For each student and teacher attending
the Kickoff, the Supercomputing Challenge will provide room and board.
Attendance at the Kickoff is not required for participation in the Challenge.
Attendance at the Kickoff will be limited to 350 students.
Theme for this year - Supercomputing Around Us: Sensors and Data
Saturday Lunch time speaker, David Mascarenas from LANL
David D. L. Mascareñas earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in structural engineering
at the University of California San Diego, in La Jolla,CA in 2008 and 2006
respectively. He received the B.S. in mechanical engineering at Colorado State
University in Fort Collins, CO in 2004.
He worked as a laboratory manager at SAIC/Sullivan International in 2009 to
develop systems health monitoring software for ground-based robots. In 2010
he was a Director's funded postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National
Laboratory. In 2012 he was converted to a technical staff member at the Los
Alamos National Laboratory where he currently performs research on cyber-physical
systems at the Engineering Institute. He currently performs research on the
application of compressive sensing techniques to structural health monitoring,
the deployment of wireless sensor networks, standoff experimental mechanics,
and the development of techniques to interface humans to data using
The general schedule.
Housing will be provided at local hotels in Socorro on a first come
first served basis.
Remember that Supercomputing Challenge teams need to bring a Proposal
with you to the Kickoff. See Proposal
hints. A Proposal template is to
be filled out for each team.
Be sure you have registered for the Supercomputing
To learn more about previous years' kickoffs, visit our archive