2017 Internet2 Global Summit

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Federal Agency Updates

Time 04/25/17 08:00AM-10:00AM

Room Meeting Room 5

Session Abstract

Dr. Ken Calvert, Division Director, CISE/CNS, National Science Foundation
Dr. Jack Brassil, Program Director, CISE/CNS, National Science Foundation

An update from the CISE/CNS Division of the National Science Foundation
We will focus primarily on our current programs: Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, and Tomorrow's Internet Project Office. We will also provide a brief update on our Campus Cyberinfrastructure programs.


Andrea Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the National Institutes of Health

Enabling NIH’s Future Research and Discoveries
Tremendous advances in technical capabilities are enabling researchers to capture and analyze new kinds of biomedical data using innovative methods and tools. Things unimaginable decades ago are becoming mainstream, and the impacts on health research and care delivery are profound.

New tools and rapidly evolving methods are allowing researchers to gain a deeper understanding of adverse health conditions and make discoveries for new treatments and cures. For example, NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative, the Cancer Moonshot, and the Brain Initiative depend on continued technology advances to accelerate basic, translational, and clinical research discoveries. Advanced machine learning techniques, cognitive computing, adaptive software, and immersive analytics are just a few examples of next generation technologies that are disrupting traditional ways of thinking and working. Standards for connecting, sharing information, and coordinating actions across platforms will make it easier for researchers to generate big data answers to complex challenges. Highlights of several key programs and technology related initiatives will be shared.


Dr. Benjamin Brown, ESnet Program Manager and Senior Science and Technology Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

An Update from the DOE Office of Science
This presentation will provide an overview of the Office of Science facilities portfolio and ESnet’s critical role in enabling DOE research; provide a status update on recent Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program activities; and summarize recent leadership changes within DOE and the Office of Science.


Speaker Andrea Norris National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Speaker Benjamin Brown ESnet (DOE Office of Science - Energy Sciences Network)

Speaker Jack Brassil NSF (National Science Foundation)

Speaker Ken Calvert NSF (National Science Foundation)

Primary track Research and Education

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