Cyberinfrastructure Day

The Cyberinfrastructure Council will hold its third CI Day at MU at Memorial Union on Wednesday, April 13. This year’s theme is Collaboration : The Future of Research.

CI Day fosters collaboration, networking, and collective problem solving. Attendees will learn more about advanced computing technologies across a wide range of disciplines.

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Who should attend CI Day?

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.

Why attend?

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.

Keynote Speakers

The Division of IT at the University of Missouri is proud to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s CI Day:

Henry Neeman Henry Neeman
The OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative: A Case Study for Statewide Collaboration

Statewide collaboration in advanced computing can be a crucial mechanism to provide cyberinfrastructure to institutions that otherwise might not have the access they need — but it also serves the needs of the institutions providing the resources, by raising their national profile and thus their probability of success on Cyberinfrastructure funding proposals. The OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (OneOCII) provides such capabilities, both systems and services, to institutions across Oklahoma. This collaboration has increased not only the number of Oklahoma academic and non-academic institutions and organizations that have consumed these capabilities (to over 100 so far), but also the number of institutions producing such capabilities (from two to six so far).

Henry Neeman is the founding Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER), Assistant Vice President for Information Technology – Research Strategy Advisor, Associate Professor of Engineering, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU).

He received his BS in Computer Science and his BA in Statistics with a minor in Mathematics in 1987 from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, his MS in CS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1990 and his PhD in CS from UIUC in 1996.

Prior to coming to OU, Dr. Neeman was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, and before that served as a graduate research assistant both at NCSA and at the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development, also at UIUC.

Dr. Neeman and his counterpart at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Dana Brunson, have been appointed joint co-leads of the Campus Engagement program of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the umbrella organization over the National Science Foundation’s national supercomputing centers.

He also collaborates with the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REF) project led by Clemson University, and serves on the steering committee of the Linux Clusters Institute, as well as the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.

Seth Colaner Seth Colaner
The Present And Future Of Collaboration: Better Together, Further Apart

We ask our parents: How did you ever live without email, smartphones, video chat, and the Internet? Our kids will be asking us: How did you ever live without the cloud, augmented reality, and virtual reality? This talk explores how we collaborate and communicate with one another, and how technology currently does and soon will affect it all.

Seth Colaner is the News Director for Tom’s Hardware, the largest and one of the oldest and most respected enthusiast tech sites on the web. In addition to his duties as an editor, over the years he’s covered a wide variety of computer technology-related subjects, from PC component reviews to interviews with industry leaders to news and more. Publications he’s written for include CPU magazine, Hot Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, and Tom’s Hardware.

Watch this space for more details about the schedule and presenters.