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NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture –The Future of Computing-Mediated Research and Innovation

March 16th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm (ET) by Dr. Daniel Reed titled The Future of Computing-Mediated Research and Innovation. Dr. Reed is Vice President for Research and Economic Development, as well as University Chair in Computational Science and Bioinformatics and Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Medicine, at the University of Iowa. Previously he served as a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and was a former Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors Chair.



In science and engineering, a tsunami of new experimental and computational data and a suite of increasingly ubiquitous sensors pose vexing problems in data analysis, transport, visualization and collaboration. Supercomputers of unprecedented scale now allow us to model phenomena with a resolution heretofore unimaginable. Cloud computing and “big data,” together with our experiences with clusters and grids, are extending our notions of computational science and engineering, bringing technical, political and economic challenges.


What are the software structures and capabilities that best exploit these capabilities and economics while providing application compatibility and community continuity? What are the appropriate roles of public clouds relative to local computing systems, private clouds and grids? How can we best exploit elasticity for peak demand? How do we optimize performance and reliability?  How do we provide privacy and security? How do we balance traditional HPC investments against distributed systems and big data opportunities and avoid past research infrastructure pitfalls? How do we integrate the emerging Internet of Things and ubiquitous sensors for multidisciplinary fusion, while also managing security and privacy?

To view the webinar of this lecture, please register here by 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.


NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture –The Future of Computing-Mediated Research and Innovation