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ICS Events

ICS hosts a wide range of events, from training sessions on using our high-performance computing system to seminars about the latest topics in computational research. Here, you will find a list of upcoming ICS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the cyberscience community. Sign up for our Events Digest to receive weekly alerts about our events.

Want to learn what ICS researchers are working on? Check out our CyberScience Seminar series.

Data Sciences Research Seminar Series

Date: Tuesday, October 30–Tuesday, December 4

Location: E202 Westgate Building

The College of IST is hosting a number of seminars aiming to foster a collaborative data sciences research community at Penn State. The seminars are held on Tuesdays throughout the fall from 12-1 p.m. in room E202 in the Westgate Building on the University Park campus. Each seminar is free and open to the public. Learn more about the series.  

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Penn State Fourth Annual Addiction Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Junker Auditorium, Penn State College of Medicine

The Penn State Fourth Annual Addiction Symposium will explore the breadth of preclinical and clinical addiction research that is conducted across Penn State campuses. Penn State faculty and clinician scientists will present their work in the field of addiction via oral presentations and students, faculty and staff will present work via poster presentations. Featured Penn State speakers will present “Promoting Evidence Based Programming to Prevent Substance Abuse in Pennsylvania,” CAPT Jennifer Fan, JD, PharmD, Acting Deputy Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and SAMHSA’s Subject Matter Expert on Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse will deliver the keynote address entitled “The Future of Prevention." Faculty members and clinician/scientists will share their current addiction-related research using brief 5-10 minute data blitz-style presentations, and students, postdocs and faculty members will have an opportunity to present their work in a poster session. All are welcome. Register for the symposium here or email Lunch will be provided for those who register by November 21.If you are unable to attend the symposium in person, please join us via Zoom.

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CyberLAMP Lunch Seminar

Date: Thursday, November 29

Time: 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Location: 538 Davey Laboratory

The Penn State Cyber-Laboratory for Astronomy, Materials, and Physics (CyberLAMP) will host seminars this fall 12:15-1:15 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month starting in October in 538 Davey Laboratory. Volunteers will have the opportunity to discuss research efforts and the analytical or computational methods used in those projects. The informal presentations can last 15 minutes or more. Free pizza will be provided. Register here.

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ICS Symposium 2019

Date: Monday, April 1

Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

With advances in computational science, researchers are finding new solutions to major societal problems. This one-day conference, hosted by the Institute for CyberScience at Penn State, will focus on innovative computational research across a diverse set of disciplines. Come hear nationally renowned speakers and be part of the discussion. Faculty, graduate students, industry, and representatives of funding agencies are welcome to attend. The symposium aims to connect researchers to potential industry partners, funding agencies, and collaborators. Please contact Suzy Unger at if you have any questions about the ICS Symposium.


The event will feature:
  • One keynote speaker
  • Six moderated discussion panels
  • A moderated poster session showcasing computational and data-enabled research


Please check back to learn more about our keynote speaker and panelists as our planning committee finalizes the agenda.

Poster Session

Details about poster submissions will be available in late January 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Suzy Unger at

Location and Lodging

The Nittany Lion Inn 200 W Park Ave State College, PA 16803


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Parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck for non-overnight guests. See the front desk to have your parking validated on your way out.

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