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All events take place in the Biomedical and Physical Sciences building on the campus of Michigan State University.

Thursday, October 24

Preconference Workshops

9:00-11:00 a.m. Workshop #1 (Room 1400) Dr. Bill Punch (iCER) - Python for Research Computing

9:00-11:00 a.m. Workshop #2 (1455A) Dr. Dirk Colbry (iCER) - Crash Course to High Performance Computing

2:00-4:00 p.m. Workshop #3(1455A) Mehernaz Savai (Mathworks), Dr. Brian Maurer (CSTAT) - Statistical Tools for Research at MSU

Poster Sessions and Reception

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the BPS Atrium

Friday, October 25

Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. (Room 1441B)

Welcome Remarks

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. (Room 1415) Dr. Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies 

8:40 - 8:50 a.m. (Room 1415) Dr. Kenneth Merz, Director, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research

Opening Keynote Address

Months to Minutes: Moving the Craft of IT to the Clouds

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Room 1415) Dr. Shelton Waggener, Internet2


10:00 - 10:15 a.m. (Room 1441-B)

Breakout Sessions

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Amazon Web Services for Research and Scientific Computing

Angel Pizarro, KD Singh, Steve Elliott, Amazon Web Services

Using the MSU Code Repository for Collaborative Research

Troy Murray, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University

Power up your Research with XSEDE as a Resource and Service for Researchers

Dr. Dan Stanzione, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin


11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the BPS Atrium

Panel Discussion: Research-Enabling Tools and Technologies - Challenges and Experiences from a MSU PI Perspective

Dr. Robert Geier, Create for STEM, Michigan State University

Dr. Bradley Marks, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University

Dr. Emilee Rader, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

Dr. Patricia Soranno, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 1425

Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Next Generation Cloud Services for a Research Intensive Academic Institution

Dr. Mladen A. Vouk, North Carolina State University

Research Data Management-as-a-Service with Globus Online

Dr. Steve Tuecke, University of Chicago/Globus Online

Image Phenomics and Animal Behavior

Dr. Fred Dyer, Zoology, Michigan State University


3:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the BPS Atrium

Closing Keynote Address

The Promise of Digital Humanities and the Future of the Liberal Arts

Dr. William Thomas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. in 1410

Final Remarks

Dr. Kenneth Merz

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. in 1410