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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.


Eric Boyd

Senior Director of Strategic Projects, Internet2

Internet2 and XSEDE Communities: A Partnership and Platform for Innovation


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.


Dan Stanzione

Phd,. Acting Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas

XSEDE-Scale Science with Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi: Experiences from a year with Stampede


Vetria Byrd

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

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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 researchers 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

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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. students 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's Committee on the National Medal of Science (2010-2015).


Phil Isenberg

Vice-Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council

Isenberg and Goodwin Presentation Slides

Isenberg served as a Sacramento City Council member from 1971-1974, Mayor of Sacramento from 1975-1982 and as a member of the California State Assembly representing portions of Sacramento, Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties from 1982 to 1996.  His state legislative district contained major parts of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  His subject area focus as an elected official included land use planning, water and resource issues, state budget and fiscal matters, redevelopment reform and healthcare issues. Mr. Isenberg holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a Bachelor of Art in Social Science and Government from California State University, Sacramento. He was in private practice and also served as President of Isenberg-O'Haren Government Relations from 2004 to February 2010.  He is currently an inactive member of the California State Bar. Mr. Isenberg served as chair of the California Marine Life Protection Act Blue Ribbon Task Force from 2004 to 2006 and served as chairman of the Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force from 2007 to 2008.  The recommendations of the Delta Vision Task Force provided much of the structure of the major water/Delta policy changes adopted by the legislature in 2009 and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger. He was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to a six year term on the Delta Stewardship Council, and was initially elected to a four year term as Chair of the Council by his colleagues at the Council's inception in 2010. At the conclusion of his term as Chair in 2014, he was elected Vice-Chair. Isenberg has taught public policy development and California budget and financial issues at California State University, Sacramento, the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, and at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.

Peter Goodwin

DeVlieg Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Idaho

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Dr. Peter Goodwin is the DeVlieg Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering and founding Director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research at the University of Idaho. Goodwin is also the Project Director of the Idaho EPSCoR program. He currently holds an appointment as Lead Scientist for the Delta Stewardship Council in California. Goodwin earned his Ph.D. from the Uniersity of California, Berkeley. His research interests include systems approaches to ecological restoration of river, wetland and estuarine systems and creating simulation models for flood management, sediment management, geomorphic evolution and environmental management. He is past Vice President of the International Association for Hydroenvironment Engineering and Research, former CALFED Independent Science Board member, and former chair of the Louisiana Coastal Area Science Board. He serves as a scientific advisor for several international government agencies related to river and wetland management issues.


Padma Raghavan

Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Pennsylvania State University

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Padma Raghavan is the Associate Vice President for Research and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Raghavan is the founding Director of the Penn State Institute for CyberScience, the coordinating unit on campus for developing interdisciplinary computation and data-enabled science and engineering. Prior to joining Penn State in August 2000, she served as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tennessee.


Irene Qualters

Division Director for the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation

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NSF's vision for Advanced Computational Cyberinfrastructure seeks to position and support the entire spectrum of NSF-funded communities at the cutting edge of advanced computing technologies, hardware, and software. In this context, Irene will present a brief update on the accompanying strategy, focusing on the implementation plan for building, testing and deploying both sustainable and innovative rsources within a collaborative ecosystem.