IPaT Director Elizabeth Mynatt participated in the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) symposium in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event explored the accomplishments and prospects of the NITRD Program.
Former Vice President Al Gore, who spearheaded the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991, was a featured keynote speaker. Other elements of the program included modules on information technology and people, information technology in the physical world, information technology for the advancement of science, the building blocks of information technology, and the world of data; as well as a forward-looking panel that considers the roles of government, academia, industry, and the research community as a whole in finding and funding the next "Big Ideas."
Mynatt was a member of the forward-looking panel together with Corporate Vice President Peter Lee of Microsoft Research, President Charles Vest of the National Academy of Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Professor Stefan Savage from the University of California, San Diego. Thomas Kalil, the deputy director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, served as the panel moderator.
The symposium was organized by the Computing Community Consortium, in collaboration with the National Coordination Office (NCO) for NITRD.Videos available here