First Annual Campus Cyberinfrastructure Day
Wednesday April 9, 2014
Shouvlin Center 201
Wittenberg presents a forum to explore innovative ways to integrate information technology into teaching, research and outreach programs.
Information technology, or Cyberinfrastructure (CI), has become a key enabler for teaching, distance education, scholarly research, collaboration and learning technologies. Faculty, students, researchers and IT professionals are becoming increasingly reliant on a mixture of communications hardware and software, networking, high-performance computing and storage, virtual organizations and experienced information technology support professionals.
However, CI is not just about the technology. All academic disciplines are now engaging new technologies and services to bridge gaps in understanding and enhance the collaborative relationships on campus and around the world. The CI Day Conference will help attendee's develop a greater understanding of cyberinfrastructure and build alliances among teaching faculty, researchers, academic and IT partners, national experts in cyberinfrastructure and providers of CI services.
Keynote Address - 1 p.m.
Craig Stewart, Ph.D., Wittenberg Class of 1981
"Having light, we pass it on to others. Where does it come from to begin with?"
Discussing the scientific and scholarly challenges present in today's digital culture and the resources and opportunities that exist to help address these.
Craig Stewart is the Executive Director of the Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), IU's flagship initiative for advanced information technology research, development, and delivery in support of research, scholarship, and artistic performances. Stewart is Associate Dean for Research Technologies, and leads the Research Technologies Division of University Information Technology Services.
Stewart has had a long career in IT at Indiana University, with extensive experience in leading and managing services to support researchers at IU, including past appointments as Director of the Center for Statistical and Mathematical Computing, Research and Academic Computing, Indiana Genomics Initiative Information Technology Core; and Special Assistant for the Life Sciences, IU Office of the Vice President for Research. Stewart is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Informatics, and also holds adjunct appointments in the Department of Medical Genetics (IU School of Medicine) and Biology (IU Bloomington). Stewart has served as a Visiting Faculty Member in Computer Science, University of Stuttgart, and as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany). He has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Biology from Wittenberg University.
Panel Discussion With Local Experts - 2-3 p.m.
- Jeremy Fischer XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Network)
- Alex Berryman OARnet
- Rhonda Vickery USAF DSRC
- Kevin Schoen USAF DSRC
- Craig Stewart '81 Indiana University
Brainstorming Session - 3-4 p.m.
Present you questions or sample projects for advice and information from the experts.