[Air-L] 2017 Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture Features Larry Smarr

Sarina Chen sarina.chen at uni.edu
Wed Apr 19 12:15:43 PDT 2017

The 2017 Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture will feature Larry Smarr,
Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information
Technology (Calit2), at UC San Diego.  Smarr, a physicist and leader in
scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet
infrastructure, will address, “Building the Pacific Research Platform:
Supernetworks for Big Data Science.”

Smarr’s lecture will be presented during the 2017 annul conference of
International Communication Association (ICA), on Friday, May 26, 11:00 –
12:15 pm in Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 3, Aqua 313.

In the lecture, Smarr will discuss the exponential rise of Big Data which
is demanding new technological solutions in visualization, machine
learning, and high performance cyberinfrastructure.  Smarr believes that
the rise of artificial intelligence will both be powered by these
developments and be essential for deriving understanding from the tsunami
of data.  Smarr will illustrate how NSF-funded Pacific Research Platform,
which provides an Internet platform with 100-1000 times the bandwidth of
today's commodity Internet to all the research universities on the West
Coast, is being designed from the application needs of researchers from
particle physics to climate to human health.  Even fields like archaeology,
digital libraries, and social media analysis are engaged.

Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research (CCCSIR, www.cccsir.com)
established Steve Jones Internet Research Lecture Series in 2003 to bring
leading Internet researchers to annual ICA conventions to promote the
development and interest of Internet research.  With the interdisciplinary
nature of Internet research, the lecture series would like to bring
researchers from various disciplines as well as industry leaders to
establish dialogues with communication researchers about topics and issues
of Internet research.  The theme of Steve Jones Lecture Series is " The
Internet as Culture.”

This event is co-sponsored by University of Illinois, Chicago, and the
International Communication Association.  For more information about this
event, please contact Shing-Ling Sarina Chen, sarina.chen at uni.edu.

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