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AI for Cyberinfrastructure Workshop

Date: Friday, January 28

Time: 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: Online

As research cyberinfrastructure grows rapidly in diversity, scale, and complexity, hardware resource management and application execution optimization are becoming increasingly challenging. The goals of this workshop are to bring together stakeholders to:

  • identify problems with current approaches to infrastructure management and application optimization,
  • identify what role AI/ML can potentially play in addressing these problems
  • discuss potential opportunities for teaming

Who should attend?

This workshop is open by invitation only to Penn State faculty and stakeholders. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mahmut Taylan Kandemir, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, at mtk2@psu.edu.

Agenda (all times are in EST):
11:30 Welcome & Introductions
11:35  Keynote Talk
12:15  Break

1:00  Presentations
3:30  Instructions and move to breakout rooms

3:40  Parallel Breakout Sessions (2 sessions)
4:30  Summary of Breakout Sessions and Closing
5:00  Workshop Concludes


Manish Parashar, Director & Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, The University of Utah

Title: Advancing Science at Speed and Scale: Innovation, Translation & Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Abstract: Twenty-first century science and engineering (S&E) is being transformed by the increasing availability and scales of computation and data and the national cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem has become a key catalyst for discovery and innovation. As the US National Science Foundation (NSF) moves on this vision for advancing science at speed and scale, an agile, integrated, robust, trustworthy and sustainable CI ecosystem that can drive new thinking and enable transformative discoveries is essential. In this talk, I will present NSF’s strategy for realizing such a CI ecosystem and associated challenges and opportunities.

Biography: Manish is Office Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF. He joins NSF as an IPA from the University of Utah where he is the Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Chair in Computational Science and Engineering, and Professor in the School of Computing. His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering. Manish is Fellow of AAAS, ACM, and IEEE/IEEE Computer Society. For more information, please visit http://manishparashar.org/


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