News & Events

NIAC's DARPA project is nothing to 'HAGGLE' about.

A team of researchers from NIAC and PNNL's HPC group got awarded a project as part of DARPA’s Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit, or HIVE, program. Their project, dubbed HAGGLE for Hybrid Attributed Generic Graph Library Environment, is expected to run about five years with the goal of providing a software development kit that enables programmers and analysts “to leverage the full power of the HIVE platform.” John Feo and Andrew Lumsdaine will have leading roles in the project. More information.

NIAC Workshop on Analytics and Security for Cyber Physical Systems (June 19-20, 2017)

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NIAC Transportation Workshop (May 3-4, 2017)

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Dr. Huan Lei (PNNL) gives AMATH seminar (March 30, 2017)

Dr. Huan Lei (PNNL) gives a seminar in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington on March 30th, 16h00-17h00 (Mary Gates Hall 389). The title of the talk is "A data-driven approach to quantify quasi-equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties for complex multiphysics systems".

Dr. Andrew Lumsdaine (NIAC-PNNL) gives AMATH seminar (March 2, 2017)

Dr. Andrew Lumsdaine (NIAC-PNNL) gives a seminar in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington on March 2nd, 16h00-17h00 (Dempsey 104). The title of his talk is "Challenges and Opportunities in Large Scale Graph Computation".


Dr. Xin Sun (PNNL) gives AMATH seminar (December 2, 2016)

Dr. Xin Sun (PNNL) gives a seminar in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington on December 2nd, 16h00-17h00 (Smith 105). The title of her talk is "Quantify predictive confidence of device-scale CO2 capture with a hierarchial calibration and validation approach". More information

Dr. Steven Ashby (PNNL) Dean's Distinguised Lecture (Nov. 8, 2016)

Dr. Steven Ashby (PNNL) gives the College of Engineering Dean's Distinguished Lecture (November 8th, 2016 - 14h30 - HUB 145). The title of his talk is "Regional leadership for global sustainability". Full announcement.

NIAC adds its influence to Exascale Computing Projects (September 2016)

The national Exascale Computing Project, known as ECP, recently announced its first round of awards. Staff from NIAC will have leading roles in several projects. Read more.

Dr. Ruisheng Diao (PNNL) gives EE colloquium (May 17, 2016)

Dr. Ruisheng Diao gives a presentation at the EE colloquium (May 17, 2016 - 10h30 - EEB 105). The title of his talk is "Large-scale high-performance power system dynamic simulation". Full announcement.

Dr. Panos Stinis gives AMATH seminar (May 5, 2016)

Dr. Panos Stinis gives a seminar in the Applied Mathematics Department at the University of Washington on May 5th, 16h00-17h00 (Smith 305). The title of his talk is "When big computers are not enough". More information.

Second NIAC Workshop on Urban Science & Engineering (February 2-3, 2016)

Cities are complex systems that result from the interaction of human beings with workplace, commerce, transportation, and other entities. Advances in computing, communications, and sensor technologies offer the possibility of dramatically advancing our understanding of the behavior of cities, as well as fuel hopes that such knowledge can help enhance a city’s efficiency, sustainability, resiliency, and livability. More information.


Dr. John Feo appointed NIAC co-director (August 1, 2015)

Dr. John Feo has been appointed PNNL co-director of the Northwest Institure for Advanced Computing (NIAC). He succeeds Dr. Thom Dunning, the original PNNL co-director.

Dr. Thom Dunnning elected to the International Academy Quantum Molecular Science (June 21, 2015)

Dr. Thom Dunning, PNNL co-director of NIAC, recently was elected as one of six new members to the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. His appointment was acknowledged as part of the IAQMS annual meeting held earlier this month in Beijing. Read more.


NIAC Workshop on Urban Science & Engineering (July 21, 2014)

Urban science and engineering is an emerging research initiative for NIAC, a joint endeavor between PNNL and UW. Both organizations have expertise in computational modeling and simulation and management, data analysis, and domain expertise in areas relevant to the science of cities. Held on July 21, 2014, this workshop served as a forum to identify other organizations in Washington that share an interest in this important domain and included discussions spanning modeling urban environments to Big Data and cities to disaster preparedness. More information.


In March 2014, the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing hosted a special NIAC Day@PNNL event aimed at engaging sector leadership at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and steering NIAC’s research future. The event’s focus areas included: Cyber Security, Computational Molecular & Materials Science, Science of Computing and Urban Science & Engineering. Archives

Data Science at the University of Washington – A Campus Conversation

As part of a special Data Science event held at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute in February, NIAC and several collaborators from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory participated in the evening poster session, showcasing major projects and initiatives that involve data science issues. More information.



Held in October 2013, NIAC Day showcased how NIAC is more than a location—it is an intersection between science, academia and industry. Along with information about current and pending research, NIAC Day focused on the Center’s long-term vision as a “virtual collaborative” that unites efforts in its core research focus areas. More information.

Creation of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (January 2013)

The University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have announced the creation of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing (NIAC), a joint institute based at the UW that will foster collaborative computing research between the two institutions. More information