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Research Cyberinfrastructure

2017 Symposium Speakers


Amy Friedlander

Amy Friedlander is Deputy Office Director in the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation. Since joining the NSF in 2010, she has led several strategic planning activities including the SBE 2020 initiative in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and the agency-wide public access initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Friedlander had a 30-year career in consulting and has worked with most of the Federal agencies, with many state agencies, and in all 50 states and overseas on projects involving cultural resource management, digital data and information, and long-term preservation of digital assets. She is the author of five monographs on historical development of technology-intensive large scale infrastructure systems in the US and was the editor of the ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage.


Joshua Patterson

Joshua Patterson is the Director of Applied Solutions Engineering at NVIDIA and a former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. Prior to NVIDIA, Josh worked with leading experts across public sector, private sector, and academia to build a next generation cyber defense platform. His current passions are graph analytics, machine learning, and GPU data acceleration. Josh also loves storytelling with data, and creating interactive data visualizations. Josh holds a B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in economics from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business.

Andy Warner

Andy Warner is a Distinguished Technologist in the HPC Advanced Technologies Group. Prior to joining HPE, he was a Chief Engineer at SGI, with responsibility for software and compute fabrics. He contributed to the architecture and implementation of the ICE-XA product family. Technical areas of emphasis include: productive and efficient Exascale software environments, large scale high performance compute fabrics with distributed volatile and non-volatile storage, and compute node architecture. He hold a Bachelor of Science in Communications Engineering from Leeds Becket University.