NCSA Special Event - Dr. Sushil Prasad, NSF - "Research and Education Programs in NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure" - 2017-05-15
From Randall Cotton
Sushil Prasad, program director at NSF's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering directorate, presents "Research and Education Programs in NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure" on Monday, May 15 at noon in NCSA Room 1040.
Abstract: The Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure has growing research programs for early career faculty including CAREER and CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). OAC supports use-inspired or applied, multidisciplinary research into advanced cyberinfrastructures (CI) and computational science and engineering. New to 2017, CAREER program has become more receptive to non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty and allows senior personal collaboration. CRII has been open to NTT research scientists and educators. OAC also has programs for research training of undergraduate students (REU sites) and of graduate students (NRT, previously IGERT), and participates in STEM+C for K-12 educational innovations. I will introduce these and share some of the recent awards.
OAC has also introduced a new CyberTraining program (NSF 17-507) for education and training aimed to develop scientific workforce for nation's research enterprise. This has three tracks: Cyber professionals, Domain Science and Engineering, and Computation and Data Science Literacy. The community response in its inaugural round of competition has exceeded expectations. The next deadline for CyberTraining solicitation is early October. I will describe this program as well.
Bio: Sushil K. Prasad is a Program Director at National Science Foundation's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia State University. He is the director of Distributed and Mobile Systems Lab carrying out research in Parallel, Distributed, and Data Intensive Computing and Systems. He has been twice-elected chair of IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP), and leads the NSF-supported TCPP Curriculum Initiative on Parallel and Distributed Computing for undergraduate education.