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Office of the CTO's Three PAGs Meeting Notes

Apr 01, 2013, by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Big Data, Health & Life Sciences, Program Advisory Groups

The office of the CTO’s Program Advisory Group Research (PAG-R) recently met to discuss various topics including Big Data to Knowledge and International Big Science projects. Also, the Program Advisory Group Life Sciences (PAG-LSR) had their inaugural meeting to discuss NIH Big Data Initiatives and international Life Sciences Research, among other projects.

The Research & Education Network Research Liaison group was given an update on SDN by Eric Boyd, software development technical manager, Internet2, and on Big Data from Kate Mace, network manager, Wide Area Networks, Clemson University, and had a discussion on Science DMZ.

Members of the staff worked with Research staff from Dublin City University, Georgia Tech, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and the Universiti Teknologi in Malaysia, with their requests for support. The CTO staff also presented at C-DAC in Pune, India, IETF 86 in Orlando, Florida, the Research Data Alliance conference in Gothenburg, Sweden and the eduPERT meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. The CTO’s Office provides over 100 Letters of Support per year and are preparing many for members submitting CC-NIE proposals. If you have any questions regarding Letters of Support, please contact Nili Tannenbaum.

The Office of the CTO plans to have several research related sessions for the upcoming Annual Meeting including in person PAG-R and PAG-LSR meetings, a Research Constituency Meeting and a CTO Update in the Executive Session. There will also be three international sessions focusing on Life Sciences and the International community.