CI Day Schedule

Join the Cyberinfrastructure Council for CI Day 2016! The third CI Day at MU will be held in Stotler Lounge in the Memorial Student Union on Wednesday, April 13.

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Time/Location: Session:
8:30 – 9:00
Stotler Lounge

Check-in and Coffee

 

9:00 – 9:45
Stotler Lounge

Welcome, CI Plan Update, Keynote Introduction

Dr. Gary Allen, , Vice President Information Technology, UM; Chief Information Officer, MU and Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services at the University of Missouri

9:45 – 10:45
Stotler Lounge

Keynote: The OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative: A Case Study for Statewide Collaboration

Henry Neeman, Founding Director of the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER), University of Oklahoma

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).

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 11:15
Stotler Lounge

Keynote Introduction

Dr. Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services

11:15 – 12:00
Stotler Lounge

Keynote: The Present and Future of Collaboration: Better Together, Further Apart

Seth Colaner, News Director, Tom’s Hardware

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.

12:00 – 1:00
Stotler Lounge

Lunch and Linking

Speakers and CI Council members will attend a networking lunch to share their thoughts and ideas with others in the reserved rooms. Box lunches will be provided for pre-registered attendees. Walk-ins. will be encouraged to grab lunch at the Union and join the groups for lunch.

1:15  – 1:45
Stotler Lounge

Select-A-Session

1A) Bioinformatics at MU: CI Plan Update

The ease, rapidity and cost effectiveness of generating sequence data has created a computational analysis bottleneck. MU’s growth of computational resources has not kept pace with the growth in data generation. To maintain a competitive research environment, we must expand the computational resources. A group of MU faculty and IT staff have investigated solutions, and proposed equipment that will leverage existing HPC and networking resources. A “cost per unit of sequence data” will allow researchers to budget their funding proposals. If genomics or bioinformatics is relevant to your research, please attend this session.

Panelists: Robert Schnabel, Research Associate Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences and Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri, and Timothy Middelkoop, Director, Research Computing Support Services, University of Missouri

Stotler I

1B) Electronic Lab Notebooks: Making a Difference in Research Collaboration, Data Management and Intellectual Property Protection

Gain insights in this quick 30-minute overview about how cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebooks today are strengthening Researcher Collaboration, Data Management, and Intellectual Property Protection.

Presenter: Marie Linvill, Director – Product Experience of LabArchives

Stotler II & III

1:45 – 2:00

Break

2:00 – 2:30
Stotler Lounge

Select-A-Session

2A) Geo-enabling Your Research

This session will provide an overview of what geospatial data analysis looks like in terms of questions that can be answered as well as visualizations that can be conducted. It will also review the resources (including data, centers, and personnel) that are available here on campus to help you with geo-enabling your data and providing spatial analysis capabilities to your research. Finally, it will provide a vision for geospatial initiatives on campus.

Presenter: Timothy Haithcoat, Deputy Director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence in the College of Engineering, University of Missouri

Stotler I

2B) Digital Humanities at Mizzou: CI Plan Update

Learn about the achievements and challenges of MU’s Digital Humanities Commons @ The Allen Institute. Its purpose is to help MU faculty and their senior graduate students build cross-disciplinary teams of collaborators with the knowledge and skills needed to create digital research projects and publish the results in high impact journals.

Presenter: Twyla Gibson, Assistant Professor and Director, Digital Humanities Commons, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri

Stotler II & III

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 3:45
Stotler Lounge

Select-A-Session

3A) Panel Discussion: CI Engineer Training

In this panel session we will discuss our experience in training Cyberinfrastructure Engineers. CI Engineers provide crucial support to researchers in their utilization of advanced Cyberinfrastructure systems at the campus and national level. CI Engineers need training in a broad spectrum of areas from a low-level understanding of how clusters are built to the high level understanding of how scientific algorithms work in order to enable researchers to fully conduct “science at scale.” Training also requires a lot of hands-on experience, as “scale” can only be experienced, not explained.

Facilitator: Mark Bookout, Director for Research Support Services at Missouri S&T.

Panelists: Henry Neeman, University of Oklahoma; Tim Middelkoop, University of Missouri; and Prasad Calyam, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department, University of Missouri

Stotler I

3B) Cyber Threats and Protecting Intellectual Property

This session will explore the targeting of sensitive, proprietary, and classified information by dishonest actors and organizations who take advantage of collaborative environments on U.S. campuses of higher education.

Presenters: Stephen Bergeman and Tom Crawford, FBI

Stotler II & III

3:45 – 4:15
Stotler Lounge

Closing Session

Dr. Timothy Middelkoop

Director, Research Computing Support Services

4:15 – 5:00 
Stotler Lounge
LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook Demonstration and Question & Answer Session

Stotler I

CI Council Meeting

Stotler II & III

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