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VA-WHPC: Student Lightning Talks

April 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in welcoming 11 undergraduate and graduate students from across Virginia to talk about their research. The talks will be lightning style format allowing 3 minutes for students to present and 1-2 questions. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hear about a variety of research topics within HPC!

Featured Speakers:

  • Lakshmi Miller – Graduate Student

Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech

“CFD Informed Maneuvering of AUVs.”

  • Liza Harold – Undergraduate Student

Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

“Investigating the role of Stereocomplexation in Peptide Assembly via Molecular Dynamics Simulations.”

  • Nhi Huynh – Graduate Student

Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University

“RSM: To Increasing the Capacity of the Deep GCN (Graph Convolution Neural) Image.”

  • Cynthia Sias – Graduate Student

Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

“Evaluating the Effect of Cover Crop Termination Management on Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Suppression in Soybean.”

  • Mahshid Ahmadian – Graduate Student

Systems Modeling and Analysis, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Modeling Salmon shark’s location in the Pacific ocean using stochastic process approach.”

    • Afrina Tabassum – Graduate Student

Computer Science, Virginia Tech

“Multimodal Learning: Representation and Generation.”

  • Clare Cocker – Undergraduate Student

Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia

“Role of amino acid stereochemistry in the assembly of peptide hydrogels for tissue engineering.”

  • Marion LoPresti – Undergraduate Student

Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

“Utilizing HPC to Explore the Dynamics of the Druggable Dengue Virus Protease.”

  • Naina Pisharoti – Graduate Student

Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

“High-fidelity Computational Analysis of UAV Propellers.”

  • Rashmi Chawla – Graduate Student

Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

“Multiphysics Modeling of UHTCs using Material Point Method.”

  • Sarah Patterson – Undergraduate Student

Developmental Biology, William & Mary

“Single Cell RNA Sequencing in Xenopus Laevis Embryology.”


  • Mark Gardner – Network Research Manager, Advanced Research Computing, Virginia Tech 
  • Heather Baier – Ph.D. Student in Computational Geography, William & Mary


April 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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