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PEARC20’s theme is “Catch the Wave.” This year’s theme embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of all the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. We look forward to this year’s PEARC20 virtual meeting, where we can share scientific discovery and craft the future infrastructure.

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Thursday, July 30 • 1:35pm - 3:35pm
Plenary III - Dr. Amy Friedlander, (Acting) Office Director of the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

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Title: Envisioning the 21st Century Scientific Research Cyberinfrastructure: Stability, Innovation, and the Science of the Future
The central problem in technology-driven large-scale infrastructure systems is providing services that are predictable, reliable and broadly accessible without allowing them to become obsolete, stale, and under-resourced. For the cyberinfrastructure (CI), this problem is particularly acute as the technologies themselves advance very rapidly, user demand and expectations escalate, and the cyberinfrastructure is itself dynamic. This talk explores ways that the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) at the National Science Foundation manages this tension to provision the national scientific and engineering research CI while enabling innovation in the CI systems and services and nurturing the development of new capabilities to transform the next generation of scientific research.

Dr. Amy Friedlander is currently the Acting Office Director for the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE/OAC), where she has served as Acting Deputy Division Director and Deputy Office Director since November, 2014.  Since joining NSF in 2010, she has led several strategic activities, including both initial coordination of the Public Access Initiative and the activities that culminated in the widely-distributed report Rebuilding the Mosaic (2011). In addition to her position in OAC, Dr. Friedlander plays a central role in NSF’s data management policies and activities that address the foundation’s administrative data as well as the research data resulting from NSF’s investments.

Prior to her NSF appointment, Dr. Friedlander held positions in the private non-profit and for-profit sectors. Among other projects, she participated in the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, funded largely by NSF; led the initial strategic planning for the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NSIIPP); and served as editor-in-chief of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. At the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), she was the founding editor of D-Lib Magazine (www.dlib.org) and the author of a series of studies of the historical development large-scale technology infrastructures in the U.S.

Dr. Friedlander graduated from Vassar College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds the M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University and the M.S.L.I.S. from The Catholic University of America. She pursued postdoctoral work on quantitative methods and computer-assisted social science research at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.


Following Dr. Friedlander's plenary, the PEARC21 Chair, Joe Paris, will announce next year's PEARC conference.

Thursday July 30, 2020 1:35pm - 3:35pm PDT