4NRP Program

Day 1: Wednesday Afternoon, February 8, 2023

3:00PM – 5:30PM: NetSage Tutorial (optional)
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, E-B143
10100 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093


    • Jennifer Schopf, TACC/UT Austin

    • Jason Zurawski, ESnet

NetSage is a simple, public tool that can be used to understand data transfers between institutions. Originally developed to understand traffic on the NSF-funded International Networks, NetSage is now deployed domestically by many US regional networks. NetSage is currently supported by the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), a joint collaboration between TACC/UT Austin and ESnet/LBNL.

This session will walk through the NetSage basic architecture but will focus on use cases and hands-on approaches for answering questions about a network and the data transfers that take place on it. We’ll walk users through how to find out about flows coming and going from an institution, between two sites, or interacting with a particular network. We’ll show how a recent collaborator used NetSage to identify partner science drivers. We’ll demonstrate how the Routing Working Group uses NetSage to identify questionable routes. We’ll explain how a research project might use NetSage to understand their data trends for future planning. And, we’ll have time to answer questions. (Funded by NSF#1826994)

Day 1: Wednesday Evening, February 8, 2023

6:00PM – 9:00PM: Reception
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California


Please dress warmly for the reception. The Birch Aquarium Galleria will be open all evening to the ocean breezes to allow for maximum air circulation. Air temperatures should be in the high 50’sF. Heaters outdoors on the terraces and other interior Birch Aquarium spaces will be provided.

Fine wine donated by Larry Smarr, UCSD
Keg of Salty Crew Beer donated by Ryan Emmerich, Applied Data Systems

Day 2: Thursday, February 9, 2023

8:00AM – 8:00PM: Conference and Reception
First floor Atkinson Hall at UC San Diego, Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA


No busing is provided; drive or use Lyft or hotel shuttles if provided

8:00AM-9:00AM: Hot Breakfast

9:00AM-9:30AM: Keynote: NSF’s Computational Ecosystem for 21st Century Science &

    • Amy Walton, Deputy Office Director, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation

9:30AM-10:00AM: NRP & the Path Forward: Progress in 2022-2023 and the next 10

    • Frank Würthwein, SDSC Director

10:00AM-11:00AM: Panel: Democratizing Access to CI and Democratizing Access to
Chair: Lauren Michael,
Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium


    • Manish Parashar, National Science Foundation

    • Matthew Rantanen, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association

11:05AM-11:25AM: Break

11:30AM-12:30PM: Panel: Open Infrastructure for an Open Society: OSG, Commercial
Clouds, and Bring-Your-Own-Resources;

Chair; James Deaton


    • Derek Weitzel, Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, OSG, PATh, PNRP

    • Igor Sfiligoi, Lead Scientific Software Developer and Researcher, San Diego Supercomputer Center

    • Jeremy Evert, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Southwestern Oklahoma State University

1:45PM-2:00PM: Welcome to Qualcomm Institute (QI); Ramesh Rao,
Institute Director

2:00PM-3:25PM: Panel: Future Wireless Extensions of Regional Optical Networks

Chair: Albert P. Pisano,
Distinguished Professor and Dean, Jacobs School of
Engineering, UC San Diego


    • Larry Smarr, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and
      Engineering, UC San Diego

    • Sujit Dey, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director, Center
      for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego

    • Robert Kwon, Associate Vice President of Engineering, CENIC

    • Andrew Wiedlea, Computer Systems Engineer, Science Engagement Group, ESnet

    • Albert P. Pisano, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego

3:25PM-3:45PM: Break

3:45PM-4:30PM: NRP Application Drivers; Larry Smarr, Calit2 Founding Director

4:30PM-5:15PM Panel; The Global Research Platform: An Overview

Chair: Joe Mambretti, Director, International Center for Advanced Internet Research, Northwestern University, Director, Metropolitan Research and Education Network, Director, StarLight International/National Communications Exchange Facility


The Asia Pacific and Korea Research Platforms: An OverviewJeonghoon Moon, Principal Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Advanced KREONET Center Chair, APAN APRP (Asia Pacific Research Platform) WG

The GNA-G Data Intensive Science Working Group Harvey Newman, Professor, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. California Institute of Technology Chair, GNA-DIS Working Group, Co-Chair GNA-G


The Global Research Platform: Initiatives and Events: Maxine Brown, Senior Research Scientist, University of Illinois Chicago

5:15PM-6:00PM: Panel: Building the NRP Ecosystem with the Regional Networks on their Campuses;

Chair: Jen Leasure, President and CEO, The Quilt


    • Scotty Strachan, Principal Research Engineer, NevadaNet

    • Grant Scott, Director, Data Science and Analytics Masters Program, University of Missouri

    • Eric Buckhalt, Senior Director, Technology Strategy, Architecture, & Governance, Georgia Tech

Dinner 6:00PM-7:30PM: Copious Pizza and beer/wine provided by Marc Lyonnais and Rod Wilson, Ciena.

Day 3: Friday, February 10, 2023

8:00AM – 12:45PM: Conference
First floor Atkinson Hall at UC San Diego, Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA

No busing provided; drive or use Lyft or hotel shuttles if provided.

8AM-9AM: Breakfast

9:00AM-9:50AM: Panel: NRP Science Impacts:

Chair: Subhashini Sivagnanam,Manager of CI Services and Solutions, SDSC/UCSD


    • Jia Wan, Statistical Visual Computing Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego

    • Truong Son Hy, Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, UCSD

    • Shih-Chieh Hsu, University of Washington and NSF A3D3 Institute 

9:50AM-10:40AM: Engaging Underrepresented Technologists, Researchers, and Educators in the NRP ecosystem;

Chair: Brenna Meade, Network Engineer, International Networks at Indiana University


    • Brenna Meade

    • Jennifer Kim, Infrastructure Engineer, Montgomery County Community College

    • Maria Kalyvaki, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Minnesota State University, Mankato

10:40AM-11:00AM: Break

11:00AM-12:00PM: Panel: Reaching More Minority-Serving Campuses:

Chair: Richard Alo, Dean College of Science and Technology, Florida A & M University


    • Richard Aló, Reaching More MSI Campuses: Why?

    • Deborah Dent, CIO, Jackson State University. Reaching More MSI Campuses: an HBCU Experience

    • Al Anderson, CIO, Salish Kootenai College. Reaching More MSI Campuses: a TCU Experience

    • Samuel Sudhaker, CIO California State University San Bernardino. Reaching More MSI Campuses: An HSI’’ Experience, High Performance Computing at CSUSB

    • Jill Gemmill, Executive Director, Research Computing, Clemson University. The R1/PWI Experience: Road to Empowerment is Slow, Steady and Deliberate.

    • Ana Hunsinger, Vice President Community Engagement, Internet2. MS-CC: Advancing CI @ HBCUs, TCIUs and other MSIs

12:00PM-12:45PM: Closing Session: Open Mic for Participants:

Chair: Kevin Thompson, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation

12:45: Box lunches, informal discussions.

1:30: Guided tours of SDSC — please use the posted signup sheet near registration Thursday/Friday to indicate interest.

Tom DeFanti, General Workshop Chair

Frank Würthwein, Program Chair

Local Arrangments:

    • Susan Rathbun

    • Lara Sievert

    • Maximino Carreo

    • Lovella Cacho

    • Milton Szyperko-Zuniga

    • Crystal Liu

    • Hector Bracho

    • Charles Erwin

Program Committee: 

    • Maxine Brown (University of Illinois at Chicago)

    • James Deaton (Great Plains Network)

    • Marla Meehl (UCAR)

    • Lauren Michael (Internet2)

    • Subha Sivagnanam (SDSC)

4NRP thanks:

The National Science Foundation award #1826967

Albert P. Pisano, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
Ramesh Rao, Director, Qualcomm Institute,  UC San Diego
FrankWürthwein, Director, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
Rod Wilson and Marc Lyonnais, Ciena
Ryan Emmerich, Applied Data Systems

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