JAN 12: AWS Research Initiatives with the National Funding Bodies

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Speaker: Sanjay Padhi, Ph.D (AWS Research and Technical Computing)

About:

Dr. Sanjay Padhi leads AWS's federal initiatives with the National Science Foundation (NSF). He also leads our global HEP related activities. Dr. Padhi has more than 15 years of experience in large-scale distributed computing, Data Analytics and Machine Learning. He is the co-creator Workload Management System (glideinWMS), currently used for all the data processing and simulations activities by CMS, one of the largest experiments in the world at CERN, consisting of more than 180 institutions across 40 countries. He also co-founded the ZEUS Computing Grid project at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany before joining CERN. Sanjay obtained his Ph.D from McGill University in High Energy Physics and is also currently appointed by the Dean of Faculty as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics at Brown University.

Abstract:
This talk will provide an overview of AWS Infrastructure, advanced services such as Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Streaming Analytics, HPC, etc. for research computing. With recent collaboration with the national funding agencies, these cloud related services will provide researchers access to cutting-edge technology in order to accelerate science. A few examples will be drawn from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, AWS Open Data Program, NASA's Desert research, etc.

The AWS Research Initiative with funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the domains related to foundation and innovative track will be discussed, including process and procedure for funding applications in Big Data domains such as coastal hazards, industrial big data, habitat planning, etc. NIH Commons program for Cloud credits along with AWS Research Credit program will also be outlined.

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Agenda

Time Topic
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM AWS Research Initiatives
with the National Funding Bodies
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Q & A Session
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM One-on-One Session with Expert
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM One-on-One Session with Expert
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM Lunch Break
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM One-on-One Session with Expert
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM One-on-One Session with Expert
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM One-on-One Session with Expert
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM Break
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM One-on-One Session with Expert
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM One-on-One Session with Expert
03:45 PM - 04:15 PM One-on-One Session with Expert


More Information

NSF also funds 4 Big Data Hubs in the country that UCF researchers can associate with or get help https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505264


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Event Details

AWS Research Initiatives with the National Funding Bodies
Date: January 12, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: TA 117 | Directions
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