Resources and Communities of Practice Facilitating Computing and Data-intensive Research and Education
Dana Brunson, Executive Director, Research Engagement, Internet2
Forough Ghahramani, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, NJEdge
Julie Ma, Program Manager, Northeast Cyberteam Initiative, Program Manager, CAREERS Cyberteam, Campus Champions Leadership Team, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), Harvard University
Andrew Sherman, Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Arts & Sciences Computational Research Support, Yale Center for Research Computing
This session will provide information about research support resources and communities available at the local, regional, and national level, bridging researchers with the resources and collaborations. Topics will include national Cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources, such as XSEDE and Open Science Grid (OSG), Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC),
the Campus Champions network, regional communities and resources including the Eastern Regional Network's (ERN) Broadening the Reach initiatives supporting less-resourced institutions, the NSF sponsored Cyberteams projects for advancing research and education in Eastern Regional Schools, and EdgeDiscovery enabling research and Innovation. As researchers become more reliant on the use of big data and sophisticated computing techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the demand for experts who can wield these tools effectively has grown considerably, the NSF CAREERS Cyberteam project strengthens the research computing career pipeline, increases the availability of research computing experts who can collaborate with researchers, and provide this support to underserved institutions. Northeast Cyberteam is addressing the challenges faced by smaller, mid-sized and under-resourced campuses by building a pool of research computing facilitators that can be shared across institutional boundaries. The regional networks have a significant role, such as Edge through EdgeDiscovery, in serving as facilitator and user support for the smaller institutions in advancing research and discovery.
- Raise awareness of research support resources and communities available at the local, regional, and national level, bridging researchers with the resources and collaborations.
- Investments made by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in making Advanced Cyberinfrastructure resources available in support of Research and Innovation.
- EdgeDiscovery initiatives and its collaborative network for advancing research and discovery.