Distinguished Lecture

The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Movement and the Role for the CSE Research Community

Dan Atkins

Professor
University of Michigan
 
Friday, September 16, 2005
3:30pm - 5:00pm
1200 EECS

 
NOTE: RECEPTION FROM 3:30 TO 4 P.M. IN EECS ATRIUM, PRIOR TO BEGINNING OF SEMINAR.

About the Event

The National Science Foundation has now established a high priority for implementing a program in advanced cyberinfrastructure R&D and application along the lines suggested in the February 2003 "Final Report of the NSF Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure: Revolutionizing Science and Engineering Through Cyberinfrastructure," chaired by Dan Atkins. This talk will review the findings of this report and survey its impact to date, including the formation of a new Office for Cyberinfrastructure in the office of the NSF Director. We will also note collateral developments in the humanities and in activities to plan for the future of the research university in the digital age. I will attempt to stimulate discussion about the opportunities the "CI movement" offers the CSE community at large and UM-EECS in particular. The full "Atkins Report" is available at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/reports/toc.jsp. Other background material is accumulating on a blog at deatkins.blogs.com.

Biography

Professor Atkins is the Director, Alliance for Community Technology, Professor of Electrical Engr & Computer Sci, and Professor in the School of Information

Additional Information

Contact: J. Patterson

Phone: 4-8504

Email: jeannecp@umich.edu

Event Sponsor: CSE Division

Open to: Public

Web Page: http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/reports/toc.jsp