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Dana Brunson
Executive Director, Research Engagement, Internet2

Forough Ghahramani
Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, NJEdge

Julie Ma
Program Manager, Northeast Cyberteam Initiative, Program Manager, CAREERS Cyberteam, Campus Champions Leadership Team, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), Harvard University

Andrew Sherman, PhD
Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Arts & Sciences Computational Research Support, Center for Research Computing, Yale University


Research Abstract

This session will provide information about research support resources and communities available at the local, regional, and national level, bridging researchers with the resources and collaborations.  Topics will include national Cyberinfrastructure (CI) resources, such as XSEDE and Open Science Grid (OSG), Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), the Campus Champions network, regional communities and resources including the Eastern Regional Network’s (ERN) Broadening the Reach initiatives supporting less-resourced institutions,  the NSF sponsored Cyberteams projects for advancing research and education in Eastern Regional Schools, and EdgeDiscovery enabling research and Innovation. As researchers become more reliant on the use of big data and sophisticated computing techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the demand for experts who can wield these tools effectively has grown considerably, the NSF CAREERS Cyberteam project strengthens the research computing career pipeline, increases the availability of research computing experts who can collaborate with researchers, and provide this support to underserved institutions. Northeast Cyberteam is addressing the challenges faced by smaller, mid-sized and under-resourced campuses by building a pool of research computing facilitators that can be shared across institutional boundaries. The regional networks have a significant role, such as Edge through EdgeDiscovery, in serving as facilitator and user support for the smaller institutions in advancing research and discovery.