SCSE Academy of Science Inductee Colloquium
"IT Collaborations for Research and Education"
(Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
Friday, October 14, 2016
Information Technology for R&E has grown from nascent to revolutionary over the last five decades. Much of this progress has involved pioneering collaborations of university faculty, staff and students with their counterparts in industry, often with the stimulation and partial support of the Federal government. How can such loose collaborations find direction and purpose? This talk will explore a recent example in the field of Big Data.
After arriving at UMD in 1976, Mark developed undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and spearheaded the formation of the Department of Computer Science. Mark also served as Acting Dean of CSE, and in CIO roles at UMD, the University of Minnesota System, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mark also served the IT community at the national level, as Program Director of NSFNet (precursor of the Internet) and as Vice President of EDUCAUSE. During 2009-10 Mark managed grants and outreach in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the Department of Commerce. Then until his retirement in 2015 Mark was Deputy Director of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which coordinates IT research programs across the Federal agencies and advises the White House on related policy matters.