The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the Water@WayneSeminar on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Welcome Center. Dr. Shu-Guang Li from Michigan State University will present: "Data Intensive Computing for Complex Groundwater Systems and Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems". Bioenergy production, remediation of contaminated sites, and sustainable water and ecosystem management are the urgent issues in today's society. Major incentives—economic, geopolitical, and environmental—drive a scientific mandate to research and develop cost-effective and beneficial solutions for water and environmental security. In a major joint venture, scientists and engineers at Michigan State University and the State of Michigan are building an integrated suite of high-performance computational capabilities for a new way to manage holistically water and ecological resources, with particular emphasis on groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems. The project makes systematic use of a network of statewide environmental, hydrological, geological, geographical, water quality, and ecological databases and is developing the mathematics, algorithms, and efficient software implementations to enable scalable simulation of complex groundwater systems and groundwater-surface interaction across vastly different scales. In this talk, Dr. Li will introduce the computational initiative and discuss the challenges, opportunities, methodological innovations, and several large-scale applications that have impacted Michigan’s water and ecological resources management.
A small reception will follow (3:30-4:00 p.m.) in the Welcome Center Lobby.
Parking is available in Parking Structure No. 6, on Putnam which is between Cass and Woodward. Enter at the Visitors Gate and take a green ticket. You can bring this ticket to the Water@Wayne registration desk to be validated.