PCBUNN: LHC Computing, Big Data, Medical Cellphones, Community Seismic Network, Radiation Detection and Other Research
Big Data Analytics
Caltech Senior Spotlight
Senior Spotlight on Judy Mou, who worked on the Hazard Weather Station Android software
A proposal from 2009 that incorporates sonification of scientific data, entitled "Audiovisual cueing of significant events in large multivariate science and security datasets".
Pervasive Computing for Disaster Response
This is an NSF-funded project, in collaboration with UC Irvine and IIT Gandhinagar, India. See the project website here.
The objective of this project is to develop key components of community-based pervasive systems which will allow citizens to respond to disasters.
The Community Seismic Network is a related project.
Sandra Fang, a Caltech SURF student in 2012, built a "Home Hazard Weather Station" - check out her blog here. This is a photo of the completed prototype, which contains sensors for dangerous gasses such as CO and LPG, acceleration, barometric pressure, humidity, sound, light, and radiation (using a Geiger counter).
(SURFers Theresa Juarez (left) and EunJee Lee have contributed to the cell phone medicine project.)
This is our idea for a 10c Medical Checkup.
Here is a presentation by Victor Chu and Aleksander Palatnik, two SURF students who worked with us on this project over the Summer 2009.
Some C++ code now in SourceForge that implements Gene Expression Programming, a type of genetic algorithm: GeneExpress.
Install and Run CMSSW in 25 Easy Steps
KPCC news item about the LHC start up: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/kpcc/kpccnewsinbrief/2008/09/worlds-largest-particle-collid.html
ABC Eyewitness News Channel 7 interview/piece about LHC startup: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/world_news&id=6381728
Interview with Larry Mantle on AIRTALK: http://www.publicradio.org/tools/media/player/kpcc/news/shows/airtalk/2008/09/20080910_airtalk1?start=00:15:01&end=00:26:01
Information about an attempted port of CMSSW to Windows
Supercomputing SC07, Reno, Nevada
Presentation made at the JHU eScience Workshop on the topic of "Globally Distributed Computing and Networking for Particle Physics Event Analysis", 10/13/2006 (PPT)
Supercomputing SC06, Tampa, Florida
Creating Portals with the Clarens GAE toolkit
Click the image for more information on the GIOD Project.
A position statement "The Importance of Data Locality in Distributed Computing Applications", Alex Szalay, Julian Bunn, Jim Gray, Ian Foster, Ioan Raicu prepared for the NSF Workflow Workshop, May 1-2, 2006, and presented there by Alex.
Some usage guidelines for bbcp.
We hosted the Rector of Pakistan's NUST university, at a visit to Caltech in December 2005.
Information about the SC2005 Caltech Booth and Bandwidth Challenge.
We have some student projects in the area of Grid Enabled Analysis: contact me if you are interested.
Data Intensive Grids for High Energy Physics ... by Julian Bunn and Harvey Newman
Pages describing the Grid Analysis Environment work.
The SC2001 Bandwidth Challenge entry.
A description of the prototype Tier2 computing facility, installed at the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR).
COJAC - A Java and Java3D based geometry viewer for GEANT3 geometry files. Uses the Java Native Interface with CERN Program Library and utility C and Fortran files. The linked zip file contains the source code and installation instructions for Linux. COJAC was developed on Windows 2000. A picture of the viewer.
A talk on Virtual Data for HEP Analysis.
"The GIOD Project" - paper accepted at the Computing in High Energy Physics conference, Padova, Italy, Februuary 2000.
Picture of our 1 TByte Fibre-Channel disk array (from nStor) and Sun Enterprise 250 server.
Article : NPACI User Report: Discovering the Higgs Particle(s), 1999
Old Projects (Funded and Proposed)