The fourth Cyberinfrastructure Day 2017 (CI Day) was held on October 4 at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus. The theme was "Leveraging Shared Resources for Innovation and Discovery."

CI Day

  • Is for faculty, research scientists, graduate students, post-docs, and research-support staff who use (or are interested in using) advanced computing technologies for research.
  • Offers practical information on resources, services, and emerging technologies, plus expert resources.
  • Offers the opportunity to make your CI needs known and discuss issues of concern regarding the use of advanced computing in research and MU’s cyberinfrastructure.


October 4 (Wednesday) Memorial Union’s Stotler Lounge

  • Check-in and Coffee
  • Welcome and CIO Update -- Dr. Gary Allen (UM Vice President Information Technology and MU Chief Information Officer)
  • CI Update, Introduction of CI Council Members, and Keynote Introduction -- Dr. Timothy Middelkoop (Director, Research Computing Support Services and Assistant Teaching Professor Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
  • Keynote: NSF's Vision, Strategy, and Support of Collaborative Cyberinfrastructure -- Irene M. Qualters (Division Director of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA)
  • Keynote: Stories from the Front Lines: How We Connect Researchers and Resources in Unique Ways -- Dr. Mark McIntosh (UM Vice President for Research and Economic Development; and MU Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development; and Professor Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology)
  • Lunch and Linking -- Speakers and CI Council members will attend a networking lunch to share their thoughts and ideas with attendees. Dell will generously provide box lunches for pre-registered attendees
  • Cyber Threats and Protecting Intellectual Property -- Ryan Ewing (FBI Special Agent) and Emily Hughes (FBI Special Agent)
  • Secure High Performance Computing at Mizzou : Secure4 -- Susie Meloro (Business Technology Analyst, Division of IT)
  • Imaging and Visualization at Mizzou -- Tommi White (Director Electron Microscopy Core Research Facility and Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry)
  • Bioinformatics at Scale -- Dr. Robert Schnabel (Associate Professor of Genomics in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources) and Timothy Middelkoop (Director, Research Computing Support Services, MU)
  • Digital Humanities at Mizzou -- Dr. Twyla Gibson (Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, MU) and Anne Barker (Research and Instruction Librarian, MU Libraries)
  • Closing Session -- Dr. Timothy Middelkoop (Director, Research Computing Support Services)
  • Lewis Users Meeting

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