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Cyberinfrastructure Day 2019

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CI Day 2019 – Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Research Technology Support

Thank you for your interest! The inaugural CI Day 2019 was held on March 27th, 2019. Participants were able to converse with University leadership and technology providers about campus Cyberinfrastructure (CI) and research technology support. It was a successful program that brought fresh perspectives and insights to University leadership straight from researchers. Please see the post-event article from Nevada Today: Researchers, Technology Providers, and Leadership Discuss Vision for University Cyberinfrastructure. If you are interested in learning more about Cyberinfrastructure at the University, please visit the Cyberinfrastructure web page and contact CI Director, Dr. Scotty Strachan by email.

As a matter of interest, you can find the 2019 program and sponsorship information below.

About the Event - March 27th, 2019

University leadership will be presenting on the importance and current state of CI at the University, and the vision for the future. The day includes lightning round presentations and a CI panel discussion. Interactive OIT technology kiosks will be available for information, discussion, and demonstration throughout the lunch hour. 

 It’s your opportunity to have your voice heard as we move into the exciting and challenging realm of Carnegie R1 research activity.

CI Day 2019 Program



9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Table

9:30 - 9:40


Morning Program

9:40 - 12:00

 Coffee and refreshments sponsored by Juniper Networks.
9:40 Provost's Vision: Sustaining & Supporting R1- Kevin Carman
10:00 Keynote: How Transforming Your Institution's Research Cyberinfrastructure Transforms Your Institution's Research- Henry Neeman, (NSF XSEDE Engagement)
10:45 Break
11:00 Planning the University's Cyberinfrastructure - Scotty Strachan, Director of Cyberinfrastructure
11:15 The Faculty CI Committee & Division Roles - Jeff LaCombe, Chair, CI Committee
11:25 - 12:00 OIT Research Technology Services - Lightning Round


11:25 Desktop Hardware & Software Support - Dan Rucker
2 11:30 Research Computing Colocation - Tony Nannini
3 11:35 HPC & Storage - John Anderson
4 11:40 Cybersecurity & Science DMZ - Jeff Springer
5 11:45 Networking Operations - Brice Berman
6 11:50 Remote Services - Chris McClendon

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch & one-on-one with OIT technology providers (sponsored by Dell/EMC)

Afternoon Program

1:30 - 3:00

1:30 VPRI's Notes: Support for Research Infrastructure - Mridul Gautam, Vice President for Research & Innovation
1:50 - 2:30 Technology in Action: Researcher Highlights - Lightning Round

Panel: Future of University CI & Planning Challenges

Henry Neeman (University of Oklahoma AVP, Research Strategy Advisor)

Steve Smith (Vice Provost for Information Technology)

Shari Mendez (Associate Vice President, Business & Finance)

Shawn Norman (Associate Vice President, Planning, Budget, and Analysis)

Fred Harris (Nevada EPSCoR Science Director) 

3:00 Closing Remarks


Questions? Contact Director of Cyberinfrastructure Scotty Strachan at

Major thanks to our event sponsors! 

Dell/EMC will generously provide the taco-bar lunch.

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Juniper Networks will generously provide coffee and refreshments. 

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