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Plenary Speakers

The XSEDE14 planning committee is hearing YOU talk about your science successes and insights! Contact XSEDE chairperson Scott Lathrop at lathrop@illinois.edu to inquire about speaking at XSEDE14 in Atlanta!

Below are a list of speakers confirmed for XSEDE14.

Farnam Jahanian

Assistant Director for CISE National Science Foundation

Farnam Jahanian leads the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).  He guides CISE in its mission to uphold the nation's leadership in scientific discovery and engineering innovation through its support of fundamental research in computer and information science and engineering and of transformative advances in cyberinfrastructure.  Dr. Jahanian is on leave from the University of Michigan, where he holds the Edward S. Davidson Collegiate Professorship and served as Chair for Computer Science and Engineering from 2007 – 2011 and as Director of the Software Systems Laboratory from 1997 – 2000.  His research on Internet infrastructure security formed the basis for the Internet security company Arbor Networks, which he co-founded in 2001 and where he served as Chairman until its acquisition in 2010. He has testified before Congress on a broad range of topics, including cybersecurity and Big Data.  Dr. Jahanian holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.


Tom Lange

Director, Modeling and Simulation, Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Company

Tom Lange joined Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a Product Techincal Engineer. He has spent his 34-year career modeling and simulating formulations, and products and production systems. He has studied a variety of issues from how hot air roasts peanuts and coffee, to how baby sizes affect urine leaks in a diaper. As director of R&D, Modeling and Simulation at P&G, Lange currently leads the company's modeling and simulation efforts, spanning the scales from atoms to the store shelf. This includes the disciplines of Consumer Modeling, Computational Chemistry & Biology, CAE, or Computer Aided Engineering (Structures, Fluids, Controls, Chemical Engineering, Empirical), and Production System Throughput & Reliability. Lange has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Vetria Byrd

Executive Director, Advanced Visualization, Computing and Information Technology, Clemson University

Dr. Byrd works with faculty, students and staff at Clemson, helping them to utilize cyberinfrastructure resources available to them to visualize their data. As an agent of "insight," Dr. Byrd enables researches to visualize not only what they expect to see in their data, but also discover something they did not expect to see. Dr. Byrd works to advance the knowledge base about visualization as a resource to further advance scholarly activity. Dr. Byrd is committed to broadening participation in STEM via visualization. Dr. Byrd was awarded NSF funding to host a new REU Site: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications at Clemson University. Dr. Byrd holds a Ph.D in Computer and Information Sciences, Master's degrees in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Regents Professor and Joaquin Bustoz Jr. Professor of Mathematical Biology, Arizona State University

As the founding director of the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center, Castillo-Chavez has co-authored over 200 publications at the interface of the life, social and mathematical sciences. He has had 33 Ph.D. student including 19 from underrepresented groups. Recognitions to his work include: three White House Awards (1992,1997, and 2011), the 2010 American Mathematical Society Distinguished Public Service Award and the 2007 AAAS Mentor award. He is a fellow of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), AMS (American Mathematical Society), and ACE (American College of Epidemiology). He holds honorary Professorships at Xi'an Jiatong University in China and Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina. Past appointments include a Stanislaw M. Ulam Distinguished Scholar at Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Cátedra Patrimonial at UNAM in México, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Professorship at MIT. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences (2009-2016) and serves in President Barack Obama Committee on the National Medal of Science (2010-2015).


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