Cyberinfrastructure Days, Nov. 2-3, is a two-day, multiple venue event offering faculty, students, and staff from across campus the opportunity to share information and ideas about advanced, integrated computing and information resources, learn from national leaders, attend tutorials and presentations, and participate in a poster competition.
Two nationally known leaders in informaton infrastructure will present keynote addresses on Nov. 3 in Palmer Commons. At 10 a.m. Jimmy Lin, associate professor at the University of Maryland and currently on sabbatical at Twitter, will discuss “Hadoop/MapReduce as a Platform for Data-Intensive Reviewing.” At 2:45 p.m., Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, will present “Set My Data Free: High-Performance CI for Data-Intensive Research.”
At 11 a.m., School of Information Professor Dragomir Radev is participating in a session on data-mining tools Hadoop and clairlib, and will provide additional details in a breakout session on that topic over lunch at noon. Paul Courant, professor of information and dean of libraries, is a member of the opening panel on Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m., moderated by SI founding dean Daniel E. Atkins, that will address new initiatives and resources at Michigan and beyond.
On Tuesday evening, Nov. 2 from 5:30-8 p.m., the event opens with a reception, information fair, and poster session with cash prizes held in the Michigan League.
Cyberinfrastructure Days is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure and Information and Technology Services. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
For more information, the full agenda, and to register, visit the website.