Dr. James Barr von Oehsen, Executive Director of Cyberinfrastructure Technology Information Group at Clemson University, will be on campus to deliver a seminar.

Time/Date: 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 21
Location: Wolverine Room, Michigan Union
Title: Current and Future Directions in Advanced Cyberinfrastructure

Abstract: Access to advanced computing, distributed data, and cloud infrastructures have become increasingly critical to research and education endeavors in a wide range of disciplines. As campus IT and research computing groups around the country build and expand infrastructure components to address the needs of their users, coordination between and across campuses and cloud services has become critical to create successful, sustainable, scalable, and flexible solutions that can be implemented in multiple settings. In this presentation Dr. von Oehsen will give an overview of the projects he is involved with as executive director of the Clemson Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) group as well as future directions he sees advanced computing/cyberinfrastructure taking within this ecosystem.

Bio: Dr. James Barr von Oehsen is the Executive Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration (CITI) group within Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) and the Center of Excellence for Next Generation Computing (CoENGC).  As executive director, Dr. von Oehsen is responsible for providing strategic leadership in advancing Clemson University’s research and scholarly achievements through next generation computing, networking, data technologies, and creative learning environments. Prior to joining CCIT he was employed by the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films, CAEFF, an NSF-funded engineering research center, where he directed the development of parallel finite element code for modeling polymer processes. He has worked as a computational scientist at Clemson for over twelve years. While at CAEFF he was also responsible for building the advanced computing environment (including storage, web services, databases, network hardware, and visualization). His research interests are in high performance computing, high throughput computing, mathematical modeling, parallel programming, campus level distributed cloud environments, hardware architecture, and next generation creative learning environments. Dr. von Oehsen has a PhD from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Algebraic Topology.