Computer Science Location: Rice 242
Add to Calendar 2018-10-19T12:00:00 2018-10-19T13:00:00 America/New_York Distinguished Speaker Series: Vipin Chaudhary Changing Landscape of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in Science and Engineering Abstract:  Rice 242

Changing Landscape of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure in Science and Engineering


Advanced cyberinfrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines. The next generation cyberinfrastructure needs to adapt to the rapidly changing technologies and evolving requirements of emerging scientific/engineering problems. In this talk I will introduce some of the new programs that will address the changing cyberinfrastructure including the new core research program in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), the new CSSI (Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation) program, the Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) program, and the SPX (Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme) program. I will also discuss the NSF Quantum Leap Big Idea and the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) that was launched by Executive Order (EO) 13702 in July 2015 to advance U.S. leadership in high performance computing (HPC). The NSCI is a whole-of-nation effort designed to create a cohesive, multi-agency strategic vision and Federal investment strategy, executed in collaboration with industry and academia, to maximize the benefits of HPC for the United States.

About the speaker:

A veteran of High Performance Computing (HPC), Dr. Chaudhary has been actively participating in the science, business, government, and technology innovation frontiers of HPC for over two decades. He is currently a Program Director in the Office of Advance Cyberinfrastructure at National Science Foundation. He co-leads the National Strategic Computing Initiative from NSF for the United States and is in the working group of the Quantum Leap Initiative and the I-Corps Program. He is also in the working group of the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group. He is also the co-chair of the NITRD Large Scale Networking - Middleware And Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team. He is the Empire Innovation Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at SUNY Buffalo, and the co-founder of the Center for Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering.

He co-founded Scalable Informatics, a leading provider of pragmatic, high performance software-defined storage and compute solutions to a wide range of markets, from financial and scientific computing to research and big data analytics. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Chaudhary was the Chief Executive Officer of Tata Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) where he grew the company globally to be an HPC cloud and solutions leader before selling it to Tata Consulting Services. Prior to this, as Senior Director of Advanced Development at Cradle Technologies, Inc., he was responsible for advanced programming tools for multi-processor chips. He was also the Chief Architect at Corio Inc., which had a successful IPO in June 2000.

Dr. Chaudhary’s current research interests are in High Performance Computing and Applications to Science, Engineering, Biology, and Medicine; Big Data; Computer Assisted Diagnosis and Interventions; and Quantum Computing.