Federal Agency Updates
Time 03/07/19 08:45AM-10:00AM
Room Monument (M4)
NSF Investments in Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education: An Update and a Look At, and Over, the Horizon,
Dr. James Kurose, Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
In this talk we overview NSF investments in cyberinfrastructure for research and education, primarily as made through the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, and the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. We focus both on existing programs, as well as new programmatics introduced in the 2019 fiscal year, including Leadership Computing, Innovative HPC/Advanced Systems and Services, Campus Cyberinfrastructure, various cloud activities, and the research infrastructure components of the NSF Big Ideas.
National Institutes of Health Update
Andrea Norris, Director, Center for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, National Institutes of Health
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, initiatives that depend on continued technology advances to accelerate basic, translational, and clinical research discoveries.
NIH’s goal is to make data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable). NIH recently issued its first-ever NIH Data Science Strategic Plan to provide a roadmap for modernizing the NIH funded biomedical data science ecosystem. New and innovative ways to work with industry partners, like the STRIDES Initiative, and an emphasis on data science will make it easier for researchers to generate big data answers to complex challenges.
An Update from the DOE Office of Science
Dr. Benjamin Brown, Acting Facilities Division Director and ESnet Program Manager, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
I will provide an overview of recent activity in the realms of High Performance Computing and Networking in the DOE Office of Science, including the status of the ESnet upgrade project, ESnet6. I will highlight strategic challenges that are relevant to the R&E and broader national S&T communities.
Speaker James Kurose NSF (National Science Foundation)
Speaker Andrea Norris National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Speaker Benjamin Brown ESnet (DOE Office of Science - Energy Sciences Network)