Advanced digital infrastructures (known as "cyberinfrastructur") are transforming science. Jim Bottum, one of the pioneers of cyberinfrastructure and the current Vice Provost and CIO of Clemson University, will talk about this shift in the way a variety of disciplines are leveraging advanced digital resources.
Cyberinfrastructure (CI) describes environments that support the acquisition, storage, management, integration, mining, and visualization of data and other computing and information processing services over the Internet. Originally conceived as an approach for connecting data, computers, and people to enable advanced science and engineering, the technical and collaborative potential of CI is now being explored across numerous disciplines in support of research instruction, and university outreach.
James R. (Jim) Bottum, Clemson University's Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer, will relate his experiences of applying CI to advance and support research at the institutional and national levels focusing on direct and often unanticipated outcomes. Jim Bottom leads Clemson's efforts to build a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure for education, research and service. These efforts have resulted in Clemson becoming a Top 100 supercomputing site in the world, linking Clemson to the national research infrastructure and bridging academia and IT staff together on innovative initiatives.
Before coming to Clemson, Bottum was Purdue University's first CIO. Before that he was the Executive Director for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the Unversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He serves on several national committees and as Internet2's Inaugural Presidential Fellow.
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