On October 28, at 3:30pm, Francine Berman, PhD, will give a lecture titled "Got Data? Building a Sustainable Environment for Data-Driven Innovation" as part of the University Libraries' ongoing Data Speaker Series. The talk will take place in Olin Library's Ginkgo Reading Room, level 1. It is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer period and reception will follow.
Berman is a professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. In 2009, she was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure."
“Dr. Berman is on the front lines of data stewardship and data sharing worldwide,” says Aaron Addison, director of Data & GIS Services. In 2012, she became U.S. lead of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international organization working to accelerate research data sharing world-wide, through the development and adoption of technical, organizational, and social infrastructure.
Berman served as director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center from 2001 to 2009. While there, Businessweek dubbed her the "Supercomputing Superwoman" and "Teraflop Queen."
Sponsored by University Libraries, the School of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and Chief Information Officer John Gohsman.
For more information, contact Digital Data Outreach Librarian Cynthia Hudson-Vitale at 314-935-7465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.