Save the date! The Cyberinfrastructure Council will hold its fourth CI Day at MU at Memorial Union on Wednesday, October 4. This year’s theme is Leveraging Shared Resources for Innovation and Discovery.
CI Day fosters collaboration, networking, and collective problem-solving. Attendees will learn more about advanced computing technologies across a wide range of disciplines.
CI Day is for faculty, research scientists, graduate students, post-docs, and research-support staff who use (or are interested in using) advanced computing technologies for research.
CI Day offers practical information on resources, services, and emerging technologies, plus expert resources. CI Day also offers the opportunity to make your CI needs known and discuss issues of concern regarding the use of advanced computing in research and MU’s cyberinfrastructure.
The CI Council is proud to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s CI Day:
Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CISE/ACI)
National Science Foundation
Since April, 2014 Irene M. Qualters has been Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF. Prior to joining NSF in 2009, she had a distinguished 30-year career in industry, with executive leadership positions for research and development organizations within the technology sector. During her twenty years at Cray Research, in increasingly larger leadership roles, she participated in the development of the first commercially successful vectorizing compiler, the first multiprocessor version of Unix and Cray’s landmark massively parallel computer, the T3E. Subsequently, for six years, as Vice President, she led the Research Information Systems for Merck Research Labs (MRL). She is expert in parallel computer system architectures and in a wide variety of software from scientific applications to system software.
UM Vice President for Research & Economic Development
MU Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development
Professor Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
McIntosh serves as MU’s vice chancellor of research, graduate studies and economic development and as the UM System’s vice president for research and economic development, a joint appointment he has held since June. Dr. McIntosh began his MU career in 1981 as an assistant professor of microbiology with a specialization in bacterial genetics/genomics. He went on to serve for 15 years as chair of MU’s Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. McIntosh was the first director of MU’s DNA Core Facility, and in 2004 was named director of all MU core facilities, a position that involved oversight of seven additional campus technology centers: mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, electron and light microscopy, protein crystallization and x-ray diffraction, flow cytometry, and transgenic animal production. In 2008, he led a team that initiated the MU Informatics Research Core, a facility aimed at enhancing campus infrastructure and technical expertise in specific bioinformatics subdisciplines, among them genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Over the course of his career, Dr. McIntosh has successfully garnered extramural support from NSF, NIH, USDA, Cystic Fibrosis Association of Missouri, the Missouri Life Sciences Research Board, as well as industry sponsors.
October 4 (Wednesday) Memorial Union’s Stotler Lounge
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||Check-in and Coffee|
|9:00 – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome and CIO Update
Dr. Gary Allen, UM Vice President Information Technology & MU Chief Information Officer
|9:15 – 9:30 a.m.||CI Update and Introduction of CI Council Members Keynote Introduction
Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services and Assistant Teaching Professor Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
|9:30 – 10:30 a.m.||Keynote: NSF’s Vision, Strategy, and Support of Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure
Irene M. Qualters, Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA
|10:30 – 10:40 a.m.||Break|
|10:40 – 11:40 a.m.||Keynote: Stories from the Front Lines: How We Connect Researchers and Resources in Unique Ways
Dr. Mark McIntosh, UM Vice President for Research and Economic Development; and MU Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development; & Professor Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
|11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Lunch and Linking
Speakers and CI Council members will attend a networking lunch to share their thoughts and ideas with attendees. Dell will generously provide box lunches for pre-registered attendees
|12:40 – 2:00 p.m.||Security Presentation TBD Title
Special Agents, FBI
|2:00 – 2:45 p.m.||1. Secure High Performance Computing at Mizzou – Secure4
Susie Meloro, Business Technology Analyst, Division of IT
2. Imaging and Visualization at Mizzou
Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan, Associate Professor & Director, Immersive Visualization Lab & Coordinator, Design with Digital Media Graduate Program, Department of Architectural Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences; and Dr. Tommi White Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director Electron Microscopy Core Research Facility
|2:45 – 3:00 p.m.||Break|
|3:00 – 3:45 p.m.||1. Bioinformatics at Scale
Dr. Robert Schnabel, Associate Professor of Genomics in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services, MU
2. Digital Humanities at Mizzou
Dr. Twyla Gibson, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies and Director Digital Humanities Commons @ The Allen Institute, MU; and Anne Barker, Research & Instruction Librarian, MU Libraries
|3:45 – 4:00 p.m.||Closing Session
Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services
|4:00 p.m.||Lewis Users meeting|