PEARC17 Keynote Speakers Announced

April 24, 2017

PEARC17 is the conference formerly known as XSEDE. This year PEARC17 is in New Orleans, LA July 13-19. PEARC17 stands for Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing.

PEARC17’s inaugural conference will address the challenges of using and operating advanced research computing within academic and open science communities. Bringing together the high-performance computing and advanced digital research communities, this year’s theme—Sustainability, Success and Impact—reflects key objectives for those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world.

This is the announcement for two Keynote speakers. 

On Tuesday, July 11 Paula Stephan, professor of economics, Georgia State University and a research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research will  present, “How Economics Shapes Science.” This talk will focus on the effects of incentives and costs on U.S. campuses.

On Wednesday, July 12 Paul Morin, founder and director of the Polar Geospatial Center, an NSF science and logistics support center at the University of Minnesota, will present “Mapping the Poles with Petascale.” This is the compelling story of a small NSF-funded team from academia joining with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Blue Waters to create the largest ever topographic mapping project.

You can read these speaker’s biographies at the PEARC17 Keynote page.