Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NSF Symposium on Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Thursday, September 6, 2007
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Auditorium
Robert Palazzo and Wei Zhao
Part I: Challenges and Opportunities of Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speech
Sirin Tekinay
Lead of CDI Program and Chair of CDI Implementation Team, National Science Foundation
9:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Panel Chair:
Michael Foster
CCF Division Director, National Science Foundation
Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University
Art Sanderson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University
Ralph Wachter, Office of Naval Research
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Invited Presentations Chair:
Alan Cramb
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Curt Breneman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fritz Henn, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Richard Karp, University of California at Berkeley
12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Lower Atrium
Part II: Knowledge Extractions
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Keynote Speech
James Hendler
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Panel Chair:
Deborah McGuinness
Stanford University
Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Daniel Oblinger, DARPA
Frank Olken, National Science Foundation
Chris Welty, IBM Watson Research Center
3:30 p.m - 3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Invited Presentations Chair:
Wolf von Maltzahn
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Peter Fox, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California
Mark Shephard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dave Waltz, University of Columbia
5:15 p.m Shuttle buses to hotels
5:30 p.m Shuttle buses leaving hotels for dinner cruise
6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Dinner Cruise aboard the Dutch Apple
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Part III: Complex Interactions of Cyber and Physical Worlds
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speech
Clas A. Jacobson
United Technology Research Center
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Panel Chair:
Raj Rajkumar
Carnegie Mellon University
Nady Boules, General Motors Research & Development
David Corman, Boeing
Lui Sha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jack Stankovic, University of Virginia
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Invited Presentations Chair:
Helen Gill
National Science Foundation
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania
James R. Raynolds, University of Albany
Badri Roysam, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John Rushby, SRI
12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Part IV: Education Issues of CDI
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Panel Chair:
Lenore M. Mullin
National Science Foundation
Steve Gordon, Ohio Supercomputer Center
Prabhat Hajela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Russ Miller, Center for Computational Research at U Buffalo, SUNY
John Sasso, New York State Office of Technology
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Ph.D Student Forum I Chair:
Jeffrey Trinkle
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ph.D Student Forum II Chair:
Marjorie Pryse
University of Albany SUNY
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Summary and Follow-up Activities
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner
Russell Sage Dining Hall
NSF Director Dr. Arden L. Bement Jr.