Exploring the Future of Facilities-based, Driven-Driven Science

Manish Parashar, Ph.D.

Rutgers University

TALK: Exploring the Future of Facilities-based, Driven-Driven Science

ABSTRACT: Large-scale experimental and observational facilities, individually and collectively, provide new opportunities for data-driven research across a wide range of science and engineering domains. These facilities provide shared-use infrastructure, instrumentation, and data products that are openly accessible to a broad community of researchers and educators. However, as these facilities grow in scale and provide increasing volumes of data and data products, effectively using them has become a significant challenge. In this talk, I will explore new opportunities enabled by these facilities as well as the new challenges presented. I will also explore how the cyberinfrastructure continuum, from the edge to extreme scales systems, can be harnessed to support end-to-end data-driven workflows. Specifically, I will explore approaches for intelligent data delivery, in-transit data processing and edge-core integration. This research is part of the Continuum Computing project at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute.

ABOUT: Manish Parashar is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rutgers University. He is also the founding Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2). He is currently on an IPA appointment at the National Science Foundation where he is serving as Office Director of the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. His research interests are in the broad areas of Parallel and Distributed Computing and Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering and has published extensively in these areas. He has also deployed software systems that are widely used. Manish is the founding chair of the IEEE Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC), Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems and serves on the editorial boards and organizing committees of a number of journals and international conferences and workshops. He has received a number of awards for his research and leadership, and is Fellow of AAAS, Fellow of IEEE/IEEE Computer Society and ACM Distinguished Scientist. For more information please visit parashar.rutgers.edu.