July 3, Thursday, Keynote

Building Global Ecosystem for Collaborative Computing Research and Education

Yi Deng
Dean and Professor
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University


I will present our experiences in developing international partnerships for collaborative, interdisciplinary computing research and education, from the Latin American Grid Consortium (LA Grid) to the NSF sponsored International Partnership for Research and Education (PIRE) initiative, involving leading universities, industry and governmental organizations in eight countries on four continents. I will discuss our partnership model, our problem-driven research framework, as well as our approach of using research collaboration to drive streamlined education and workforce development.

Biographical Sketch

Yi Deng received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. He currently serves as the Dean of School of Computing and Information Sciences at the Florida International University (FIU) the state university of Florida in Miami, a position he has held since 2002. He is an accomplished leader in computing research and innovation, and has led many large scale multidisciplinary research and education initiatives. He founded and directed three research centers, including the Center for Advanced Distributed System Engineering, the NSF Center of Emerging Technologies for Advanced Information Processing and High Confidence Systems, and the IBM Center for Autonomic and Grid Computing at FIU. He co-founded the Latin American Grid (LA Grid) Consortium with IBM, an innovative international partnership for computing research and workforce development, with 11 member institutions in the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.