Software-Enabled Discovery and Beyond

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But what is an RSE?

We like an inclusive definition of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to encompass those who regularly use expertise in programming to advance research. This includes researchers who spend a significant amount of time programming, full-time software engineers writing code to solve research problems, and those somewhere in-between. We aspire to apply the skills and practices of software development to research to create more robust, manageable, and sustainable research software. Read more on the US-RSE website.

The theme of this year’s conference will be "Software-Enabled Discovery and Beyond." As such, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Discovery enabled by software
  • Architectures, frameworks, libraries, and technology trends
  • Research data management
  • Support for scalability and data-driven methods
  • Improving the reproducibility of research
  • Usability, portals, workflows, and tools
  • Sustainability, security, and stability
  • Software engineering approaches supporting research
  • Community engagement
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for RSEs and in RSEng
  • Training and workforce development
  • Building an RSE profession

Our Sponsors


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


National Center for Supercomputing Applications         Princeton University Logo         Sandia National Labs - Sandia National Laboratories


JetStream2     Los Alamos National Laboratory     Cendio ThinLinc

                                         Exosphere     University of Arizona


Chan Zuckerberg Institute


Arizona State University     Intel Corporation


Discovery Partners Institute

Important Dates

  • Tutorials: October 2-13, 2023, Virtual
  • Conference Date: October 16-18, 2023, Chicago, IL

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Conference News & Updates

Volunteers Needed!

US-RSE’23 is looking for volunteers to help us in-person at the conference! Volunteers are needed to serve in up to 2 hour blocks for a variety of tasks. [Read More]

Program Posted

The full program timetable has been posted. Visit the Program page for more details. [Read More]

APPLY NOW: Travel/Dependent Care Grants

With the sponsorship of various organizations such as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited number of student and early career travel grants, as well as dependent care grants, are available to assist applicants in attending US-RSE’23. [Read More]