Commonwealth Computational Summit 2022

April 12-13, 2022 The University of Kentucky’s Center for Computational Science (CCS) is hosting the 5th Annual Commonwealth Computational Summit in Cyberspace via Zoom

Due to the Omicron Covid Surge we have decided to hold the Spring 2022 Summit virtually. But don’t worry, we do plan to hold a full two-day Live event in October!
The Center for Computational Sciences along with ITS Research Computing Infrastructure will be hosting this virtual event over two days (4 hours each day) via Zoom. We have some great keynotes, technical talks, faculty lightning talks and a panel on Data Sciences across the Commonwealth. As always, this event will be free for faculty, staff, and students as well as those in industry interested in Computation and Data Analytics - thanks to the support of our sponsors!

This year’s Virtual Commonwealth Computational Summit will be held on Tuesday April 12 from 10am until 3pm with a Noon 1-hour break and on Wednesday April 13 from 10am until 3pm also with a noon luncheon break.

Summit Industry Day

April 12th will be our Summit Industry Day and will feature an Industry Keynote talk at 10am followed by multiple parallel sessions of industry technical talks, demonstrations and mini-workshops. The detailed agenda showing the various talks can be found below. We are doing a shortened Virtual Summit in April and therefore could not accommodate all potential industry technical talks within our schedule. BUT don't worry, we are planning to have a LIVE Full Two Day Summit event in October and will be able to offer more of our industry partners!

Summit Academic Day

April 13th will be our Summit Academic Day and will feature an Academic Keynote talk at 10am followed by multiple faculty lightning talks related to Data Sciences from faculty across the Commonwealth. In the afternoon we will host a panel focused on Data Science challenges, needs and opportunities in Research and Education followed by a closing talk on a major new exciting computational project just starting here in the Commonwealth with national implications!


Academic Keynote Speaker

Title: The Data Gap in Machine Learning and AI: Why Much of Machine Learning and AI is Still Data Limited, and Some of the Options Available
Robert Grossman
University of Chicago
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Featured Academic Speaker

Title: EduceLab and Heritage Science: Fostering Breakthroughs through Infrastructure and Innovation
Brent Seales
University of Kentucky
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Industry Keynote Speaker

Title: OURRStore: A Cost-Effective Storage Archive Alternative
Henry Neeman
University of Oklahoma
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Summit will run both days 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time, Lexington KY

Click on "Summit day 1" or "Summit day 2" below to view Agenda for that day

April 12 – Commonwealth Computational Summit – Industry Day

10 - 11 am

Industry Keynote - Henry Neeman (Executive Director of Research Computing, University of Oklahoma)

11 am - Noon

Industry Session A – Jay Boisseau (Dell EMC AI & HPC Technology Strategist, DELL)

11 am - Noon

Industry Session B – Chris Kehoe (Director, FujiFilm Data Management Solutions)

11 am - Noon

Industry Session C – Matthew Demas (Chief Technology Officer, GigaIO)


Break for LUNCH

1 - 3 pm

Industry Session D & G - Johannes Blaschke (Applications Performance Specialist, NERSC)

If you have interest and plan to attend this workshop you must contact Tony Elam ( for further information.

1 - 2 pm

Industry Session E – Dave Fitch (Enterprise Sales Representative, Spectra Logic)

1 - 2 pm

Industry Session F – Kristopher Keipert (Solutions Architect, NVIDIA)

2 - 3 pm

Industry Session H – Hoang Phan (Head of Solution Engineering, A.I. Strategy & Solutions, HPE)

2 - 3 pm

Industry Session I – Scott Friedman (Principal Technical Business Development Manager, AWS)

April 13 - Commonwealth Computational Summit – Academic Day

10 am

Academic Keynote

University of Chicago

11 am

Ky Cyberteam Faculty Lightning Talks

  1. Title: Hybrid Machine Learning for Adaptive Robotic Welding Control
    Peng (Edward) Wang Read more →
  2. Title: Qualitative Data Science: Exploration of Preceptor Feedback for Health Professions Learners
    Shelley Irving, PA-C; Leslie Woltenberg, PhD, MS Ed; Isaac Joyner, MPH Read more →
  3. Title: What Machine and Deep Learning Can Contribute to our Understanding of Ancient Societies
    Phyllis S. Johnson Read more →
  4. Title: Predicting Stock Splits Using Ensemble Machine Learning and SMOTE Oversampling
    Mark Liu Read more →
  5. Title: Introduction to The WKU Applied Center for Data Science
    Richard Schugart Read more →
  6. Title: Combating Psyber-security Attacks using Machine Learning Techniques
    Seth Adjei Read more →
  7. Title: Genetic Ramp Sequences Increase Gene Expression: How ramps of suboptimal codons can affect disease by impacting transcript and protein levels
    Justin Miller Read more →


Break for LUNCH

1 pm

Data Sciences Panel – Research & Education across the Commonwealth

Panel Moderator: Cody Bumgardner
Panel Topic: Data Science Challenges and Opportunities in Research and Education across the Commonwealth
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2 pm

NSF Mid-Scale Cultural Heritage Lab - EduceLab

Brent Seales Read more →
University of Kentucky
Note: Ky Cyberteam is composed of faculty from UKy, UofL, EKU, WKU, NKU, KySU, Morehead State, Murray State, Berea College and Centre College.

REGISTRATION AND CALL (Faculty Lightning Talks)

Important Dates:
Deadline for "Faculty Lightning Talk" (email submission: March 11, 2022
Deadline for Summit registration: April 11, 2022

Please Note:
  • Registration to summit is now closed.
  • You must Register first in order to be authorized to Login.
  • You must Login during the Virtual Summit Event (April 12 and April 13) to access the Zoom links for the various sessions and events active that day.
  • To Login you must use the email used for registration and the password you set during registration. If you have forgotten your password, please select the password forgot option below.

Call for Faculty Lightning Talks – April 13, 11 AM Eastern

We Want You

We Want You! To consider giving a lightning talk on your data science-oriented research or educational project! If you are a faculty member at one of the Ky Cyberteam institutions (Berea College, Centre College, EKU, KySU, Morehead State, Murray State, NKU, WKU, UofL or UKy), and would like to share your thoughts and activity in Data Science with others in a Quick – Lightning Talk (<10 minutes) then please contact Tony Elam ( or Call: (859) 257-2326.
Please send an email with your name, title of the talk, Mini-abstract, Mini-bio – Remember the focus is Data Science which is a VERY broad topic area – data analytics, AI, ML, knowledge extraction, etc. across ANY discipline or application area – Business, Health, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Pharma, Humanities, etc. and don’t forget would be research or education program oriented!

Submission is now closed!!!

Our Sponsors

The Commonwealth Computational Summit is available free of charge to researchers in academia and industry across Kentucky due to the generosity of our sponsors. If you are interested in helping, please contact Tony Elam ( or Call: (859) 257-2326.

Sponsorship levels are: Platinum-$5000, Gold-$2500, Silver-$1000, and Bronze-$500. We will recognize our sponsors during the Summit verbally as well as in the program materials and on the Summit’s web pages. And this year whatever your sponsorship it will be support both 2022 events – the April 12/13 Virtual Summit as well as the planned LIVE October full two-day event. So, one sponsorship – two events!

Please note that Platinum and Gold sponsors nominate candidates for the Industry Keynote Speaker and all sponsors are welcome to engage and present technical talks, demos and mini-workshops during the industry day as the schedule permits.





Additional sponsorship information relevant to the October Live Summit:

Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors may request a table and/or banner set up in the Summit facilities area to support interactions with attendees and promotion of your technologies. All sponsors are welcome and encouraged to provide a tutorial, mini-workshop or technical presentation during the Summit Industry Day - October TBD. Platinum and Gold sponsors will be invited to the Post-Summit Keeneland Networking Luncheon event.
We can not offer this annual summit without the generous support of our Sponsors. Your sponsorship covers all expenses related to the summit including food (break refreshments, breakfast, lunch, and reception), and our Graduate Student Poster Competition prizes. Hopefully later this year our top winning student’s will receive all expense paid trips to the National Supercomputing Conference and others will receive a Gift Card prize.

Virtual Summit 2022 FAQs

Could we see past Summit Conference details?

Our Past Summit Details and Links:
NOTE: Summit 2021 was postponed due to Covid

Participating in Virtual Summit 2022.

  1. Summit Code of Conduct
    Participation in the Summit online/virtual event is subject to the continued review of conduct of patrons and participants at the discretion of the University of Kentucky regarding appropriate behavior. Anyone asked to cease unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a patron/participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the University may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including the individual patron or participant’s temporary ban from a Summit activity or permanent expulsion from the virtual Summit without warning. University of Kentucky faculty, staff, and students participating in or at the Summit will also be subject to such other regulations, policies and procedures as may apply to them, including without limitation the Student Code of Conduct.

  2. Who should I contact if I have any problem or questions during the Summit?
    Email: or
    Call: 859.257.8737

  3. How will you conduct Summit virtually?
    We are using the Zoom teleconferencing platform. You will need a computer with Zoom software and an internet connection to attend the conference. If you are a presenter or student competing in the poster competition, you will also need a microphone and a webcam.
    To maximize your experience, become familiar with Zoom. You can check out tutorials available at

  4. How will I get Zoom links to join sessions?
    You will need to first register for the Summit at Register. Once registered, when the summit starts, you will use these webpages to Login and view the daily Zoom sessions and be able to select the links/sessions of interest that you wish to attend.

  5. Do I need a Zoom account to participate in Summit 2020?
    No, as an attendee, you don't need an account. But for the best experience, please download and use Zoom Desktop Client. Zoom Download Link

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