ESP Biography



MICHAEL SKUHERSKY, CBA Researcher




Major: MIT CBA

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a researcher in MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. My work focuses on using parallel computing techniques to simulate biological dynamics problems.



Past Classes

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Condoms in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
How to use condoms for other than their intended purpose.


Introduction to Parallel Computing in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Have a lot of computer hardware? Link it together to make your calculations go faster! This class will explain the philosophical approaches to coarse and fine-grained parallelism, go over how different types of hardware are utilized by software and programming techniques, and include some real world examples of how researchers use parallel methods. Half the class will focus on multi-CPU methods, the other half will focus on advances in GPU methods. You will also learn the basic steps of building your own cluster.


The History of Operating Systems in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Let's go back to a time before any of us were born to learn about the formative years of operating system development! Learn why DOS dominated! Learn about the Unix family tree! Learn how the rise of personal computing forced OS designers to innovate! Emphasis on pre-1990.


Modern Rapid Fabrication in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Suppose you designed some cool 3D model and wanted to hold it in your hand. Or say you are making a prototype of a product you want to bring to market, but you don't want to make an entire assembly line for it! The most visible solution is FDM 3D printing, but this has plenty of limitations. We will take a look at the history of rapid fabrication techniques, the wide range of current methods and their limitations, and options being developed for the future. Examples of many different fabrication processes will be present.


Modern Rapid Fabrication in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Suppose you designed some cool 3D model and wanted to hold it in your hand. Or say you are making a prototype of a product you want to bring to market, but you don't want to make an entire assembly line for it! The most visible solution is FDM 3D printing, but this has plenty of limitations. We will take a look at the history of rapid fabrication techniques, the wide range of current methods and their limitations, and options being developed for the future.


Introduction to Parallel Computing in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Have a lot of computer hardware? Link it together to make your calculations go faster! This class will explain the philosophical approaches to coarse and fine-grained parallelism, go over how different types of hardware are utilized by software and programming techniques, and include some real world examples of how researchers use parallel methods. Half the class will focus on multi-CPU methods, the other half will focus on advances in GPU methods.


The History of Operating Systems in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Let's go back to a time before any of us were born to learn about the formative years of operating system development! Learn why DOS dominated! Learn about the Unix family tree! Learn how the rise of personal computing forced OS designers to innovate! Emphasis on pre-1990.


Modern Rapid Fabrication in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Suppose you designed some cool 3D model and wanted to hold it in your hand. Or say you are making a prototype of a product you want to bring to market, but you don't want to make an entire assembly line for it! The most visible solution is FDM 3D printing, but this has plenty of limitations. We will take a look at the history of rapid fabrication techniques, the wide range of current methods and their limitations, and options being developed for the future.