Symposium on Materials Genome Towards Exascale

Spetses, Greece. June 10-15, 2018

This symposium will bring together more than 40 global experts in the fields of computational materials science, condensed matter theory and exascale computing platforms for a five-day extensive discussion geared towards the advancement of materials modeling and high-performance computing. The symposium will take stock of the ongoing research efforts under the banner of the Materials Genome Initiative and device new strategies to leverage the upcoming quantum leap in simulation capability due to proposed exascale computing systems to advance the scope of Materials Genome Initiative and more broadly the field of computational materials science.

Structured panel discussions will also serve to establish collaborations and brainstorm about future challenges in this domain.

Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses

June 10 – 15, 2018

Experts in Computational Materials Science and Materials Genome Initiative and Exascale Computing

Symposium participants

  • Rajeev Ahuja, Uppsala University
  • Amey Apte, Rice University
  • Paulo Sergio Branicio, University of Southern California
  • Alexander Britz, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Jack Deslippe, Berkeley Laboratory
  • Avinash Dongare, University of Connecticut
  • Salmani El Mehdi, Morocco
  • Alain Esteve, LAAS - CNRS
  • Maria Fyta, University of Stuttgart
  • Kelly J. Gaffney, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Tim Germann, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Jennifer Gerson, University of Southern California
  • Luca Ghiringhelli, Fritz Haber Institute
  • Marco Govoni, University of Chicago
  • Takeo Hoshi, Tottori University
  • Rajiv Kalia, University of Southern California
  • Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
  • Aravind Krishnamoorthy, University of Southern California
  • Steven Louie, University of California at Berkeley
  • Paul C. Messina, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California
  • Michael R. Norman, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Mike Papka, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California
  • Talat Rahman, University of Central Florida
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California at Berkeley
  • Jayakanth Ravichandran, University of Southern California
  • Evan Reed, Stanford University
  • Ioannis Remediakis, University of Crete
  • Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Kohei Shimamura, Kobe University
  • Luke Shulenburger, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Rick Stevens, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Valerie Taylor, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Georgios Tritsaris, Deregallera
  • George Tsironis, University of Crete
  • Shinji Tsuneyuki, University of Tokyo
  • Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California
  • Jeffrey S Vetter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Han Wang, University of Southern California
  • Bilge Yildiz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Meeting Agenda

Download a PDF copy of the symposium agenda here

Travel and Sightseeing

The meeting will be hosted at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses located at 18050 Spetses, Greece.

Symposium Photos

Photographs from the symposium will be uploaded here soon.

Contact the Symposium Organizers

The symposium is organized by
  • Priya Vashishta, University of Southern California. E-mail:
  • Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University. E-mail: ‎
  • Rajiv Kalia, University of Southern California. E-mail:
  • Aiichiro Nakano, University of Southern California. E-mail:

Published on April 22nd, 2018

Last updated on January 30th, 2020