Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Greg Cole

ORG GLORIAD Title BIO Principal Investigator, Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD) Greg is the Principal Investigator of the NSF International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program establishing GLORIAD. Greg received both his bachelor''s and master''s degrees in Computer Science from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he had the good fortune of working with Dr. Michael Thomason on his research in the area of pattern recognition. His first international trip was with Dr. Thomason in 1986 to work with Erik Granum and Jens Gregor in Aalborg, Denmark and to present his research at a conference on pattern recognition there. After graduating in 1988, he was most fortunate to have the chance to work with Homer Fisher and Bill Snyder - directing the University of Tennessee''s Office of Research Services until 1995 when he directed the new Center for International Networking. In 1998, he received the NSF grant for the High Performance International Internet Services project (HPIIS). Under HPIIS, a high-performance link with Russia was implemented, first as MirNet, and in a later more advanced version, as NaukaNet. NaukaNet established the primary high performance Internet network between the US and Russian S&E communities in 1999 and led to an effective consortium of collaborating US and Russian science, education, and networking organizations. He moved the project to Washington, DC (as part of the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications) in 2001, and by December of that year the project realized its goal of routing S&E traffic from across the whole of both US and Russia. This work was extended, via GLORIAD, to China in 2004 where it connects science institutions and facilities across the whole of China - and then to Korea, Canada and Netherlands in 2005 and in 2007 to the five Nordic Countries of NORDUnet. The new GLORIAD project began at The University of Tennessee at the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences in Oak Ridge in the fall of 2004. In April 2008, the GLORIAD-US team moved its offices once again to the campus of The University of Tennessee. Greg has also co-directed (with Natasha Bulashova) the US-Russian Civic Networking Program (funded by the Ford Foundation and the Eurasia Foundation) and directed several other US-Russia network Infrastructure and community development programs funded by such Organizations as NATO, US Department of State, Eurasia Foundation, Sun Microsystems and others. They co-created the US-Russia project Friends & Partners. Contact information: Email: gcole@gloriad.org URL:http:// www.gloriad.org

Sessions and Presentations

South Asia Regional Interest Group

Time 04/29/10 08:00AM-09:15AM