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People of SGCI: Nayiri Mullinix

Nayiri Mullinix Community Engagement & Exchange Coordinator, SGCI University of Michigan What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am the Community Engagement and Exchange (CEE) Coordinator for SGCI. I work closely with SGCI Associate Director and CEE service area lead Katherine Lawrence to promote the services offered by SGCI with an ultimate goal of building and fostering the science gateway community. We do this in a variety of ways, including maintaining a...

Report from 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure, August 15-17, 2017

By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr This is the 10th year of the NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure  since 2004 and my first time at the Summit. CTSC does an extraordinarily good job of organizing these and including the community in the agenda-setting. The room could not hold another registrant, it was completely packed. They had a record attendance of 120 and a waiting list. I had to miss portions of the meeting for other calls and meetings but was...

Report from Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, August 14-15, 2017

By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr Nancy and Michael Zentner attended the Cyberinfrastructure Workforce workshop , the fifth in a five part series of Research Coordination Network (RCN) meetings sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The broad topic is Managing Collaborative Research Centers. The first workshops were held at the University of Georgia (“Managing CI Centers” and “CI Executive Session”). The next was held at Case Western in 2012,“Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical...

Inspiration for Building On-Campus Teams at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

By Sandra Gesing Building on-campus teams is a challenging task even if you are not in an academic landscape slowly recovering from drastic budget cuts. In Spain, the whole country is still slowly recovering from the recession 10 years ago, and over 40% of young adults remain unemployed. But on-campus teams seem a possibility in Madrid, where I was inspired by my enthusiastic collaborators Jesus Carretero and Javier Garcia-Blas at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid . I was fortunate...

People of SGCI: Ann Zimmerman

Ann Zimmerman Ann Zimmerman Consulting What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. I spend most of my time serving as the independent evaluator for SGCI. In this capacity, I work with SGCI leadership and staff to design and implement systematic processes to collect and analyze data to help understand where things are working well to meet SGCI’s goals and where they might work better. This information is used to help manage SGCI and to...

PEARC17 Report from SGCI Staff and Students

PEARC17 , which took place July 9–13, 2017 in New Orleans, was the first event transitioning from the XSEDE conference to the broader Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference. Several SGCI staff members were in attendance, and SGCI was a proud sponsor to several student participants. SGCI’s Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who is on both the program committee and steering committee for PEARC, attended numerous events at the conference and even managed to find time to...

People of SGCI: Choonhan Youn

Choonhan Youn Computer Scientist San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. As a lead consultant in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) program, I help scientists across different domains assimilate into a high-performance computing environment, known as the Science Gateway framework. As a Science Gateway Catalogue developer in the Scientific Software Collaborative...

SGCI Summer Programs: SEAGrid Workshop

A core mission of the SGCI Workforce Development team is to provide educational opportunities for the next generation of gateway developers. One way that the team is achieving this goal is by offering a variety of summer programs and internships to empower budding researchers to easily use scientific applications deployed across a wide range of supercomputers, campus clusters, and computing clouds. One of the programs offered this year was the Science and Engineering Applications...

People of SGCI: Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood Education Program Manager Elizabeth City State University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I currently work within Workforce Development in support of Dr. Linda Hayden. This assistance takes the form of leading students through various application training workshops and documenting the training, conferences, and events throughout their time here at ECSU. I have led numerous research teams in a variety of topics ranging from interactive databases to...

SGCI at 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science

Report from 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science By Linda Hayden Workforce Development participated in the 13th Annual  International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science  which took place May 15-18, 2017, in Athens, Greece.  The paper documented the outcome of the SGW-I conceptualization project and described the extensive Workforce Development effort going forward into the 5-year SGCI project recently...
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