Tuesday, April 9, 2019
|3:30PM - 5:00PM||
PA1: The Emerging Challenge - Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems vs Traditional IT Cyber Systems
Joe Betser moderator, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Wayne Wheeler, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Nick Cohen, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Roberta Ewart, United States Air Force, USA
There exists a considerable body of work in traditional IT infrastructures, consisting of Windows computer systems and computer networks. Less known are the emerging challenges of embedded computing, consisting of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, cars, airplanes, satellites, and other cyber-physical systems. The operating systems can be real-time OS, and the embedded software and drivers are quite different from those found in MS Windows, Linux, or Apple iOS. This panel of cyber experts will address the specific challenges presented by this emerging class of embedded cyber-physical systems. The panelists will offer position statements that discuss specific examples that illustrate the challenges of such systems. The panel will continue into a moderated discussion, and conclude with an interactive Q&A session
Joe Betser, panel moderator
Dr Joe Betser is a Senior Project Leader for Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management, and Business Development with the Aerospace Corporation. Joe Coordinates strategic and developmental planning support to the Chief Scientist of the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, in order to enhance our collaboration projects, and successfully transition science and technology results into Space capabilities. Dr Betser joined Aerospace in 1991, established the network management laboratory, and served as a DARPA principal investigator in the fields of networking, cyber, fractionated space architectures, and manned on-orbit servicing (NASA/DARPA). He received multiple commendations including the GPS Program Recognition Award, and awards for serving as a Program Chair and General Co-Chair of the Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW). Joe served as the General Chair for Malware TEM (MTEM) 2014 and published book chapters in several books on Big Data, Clouds, Knowledge Management and E-Learning. Dr. Betser served as the Vendor Program Chair of the IFIP/IEEE IM 1993 in San Francisco, recruiting 39 company sponsors and leading five networked technology centers demonstrating SNMPv2, OSI, RMON, OMNI-Point, & Applications. Joe was commended repeatedly for spearheading university outreach activities, and also received international citations from the IEEE and IFIP for leading global activities. Joe serves on multiple boards, and chairs the Engineering Visitors Committee at Harvey Mudd College. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, and an executive MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Roberta Ewart is the Chief Innovation Officer, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB (LAAFB), CA. She is a distinguished graduate in physics from the United States Air Force Academy and earned the Air Force’s first ever Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University, United Kingdom. There she completed master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics and Philosophy of Science and crewed on two championship rowing teams. Attending night school, she completed a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado focusing on electro-optics and satellite design. She attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, earning the Degree of Engineer (DE) in Electrical Engineering in advanced low noise laser systems. Ms Ewart was competitively selected as the first chief scientist at SMC in 2006. In this role, she is the center’s principal scientific authority and supports the SMC Commander in assessments of advanced technology. Her primary duty is to advance the knowledge of emerging technologies for improving Air Force space capabilities
Wayne Wheeler is a seasoned cyber and networking expert who has worked for Cisco, Aerospace, and his own consulting company. He holds the highest-level Cisco qualification, and has consulted many organizations in multiple industries over many decades. He has deep expertise in satellite communication, defensive and offensive cyber, and developed cyber strategies for multiple situations and customers.
Nick Cohen is a senior cyber expert who has contributed to multiple organizations and challenges. He has expertise in cyber, operating systems, systems engineering, embedded systems and network communication. He is a key contributor to the Malware TEM and the AIAA Space symposia. He has degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech. He served as blue team and red team in a number of cyber challenges.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
|3:30PM - 5:00PM||
PA2: Cloud Platforms for Experimental Research, their Management and Experience
Jack Brassil, Princeton University, USA
Dan Stanzione, University of Texas, USA
Orran Krieger, Boston University, USA
Ada Gavrilovska, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Tom Lehman, Systems Architect, Virnao
Leading research infrastructure developers and experimenters will present their views of the current state of cloud computing research platforms. The panel will discuss how broadly and effectively the networking and computing systems research community is using these platforms. Given the massive investment in commercial cloud computing infrastructure by Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others, the future role and growth of government funded experimental research infrastructures will be debated.
Format: Each participant will be asked to provide a 5-10 minute perspective on the status of compute cloud research infrastructures, and how effectively these investments are serving the computing and networking research community. The moderator will challenge the panel with a round of questions, and finally invite the audience to report on their own experiences and ask the experts questions.
Jack Brassil, panel moderator
Jack Brassil is the Senior Director of Advanced CyberInfrastructure in the Office of the VP of Information Technology, and a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University. From 2015 to 2018 he served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Brassil received the B.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York, M.Eng. degree from Cornell University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Dr. Dan Stanzione, Associate Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin since 2018 and Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) since 2014. He is the principal investigator (PI) for several projects including National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to acquire and deploy Frontera, which will be the fastest supercomputer at a U.S. university. Stanzione is also the PI of TACC's Stampede2 and Wrangler systems, supercomputers for high performance computing and for data-focused applications, respectively. He is a co-PI for Chameleon Cloud, an NSF Future Cloud program mid-scale computing research infrastructure. He served for six years as the co-director of CyVerse, a large-scale NSF life sciences cyberinfrastructure.
Dr. Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at Boston University, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BU. Before coming to BU, he spent five years at VMware starting and working on vCloud. Prior to that he was a researcher and manager at IBM T. J. Watson, leading the Advanced Operating System Research Department. Orran did his PhD and MASc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ada Gavrilovska is an Associate Professor at the College of Computing and the Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) at Georgia Tech. Her interests include conducting experimental systems research, focusing on operating systems, virtualization, and systems software for heterogeneous many-core platforms, emerging non-volatile memories, large scale datacenter and cloud systems, high-performance communication technologies and support for novel end-user devices and services. She has a BS degree in Computer Engineering from University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Macedonia, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Mr. Lehman is currently a Systems Architect for Virnao. His work is focused on advanced cyberinfrastructure systems research and technology development. Mr. Lehman was previously the Director of Research at the University of Maryland Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) where he was responsible for developing research programs and leading the research activities and associated technology developments. Mr. Lehman has published over 30 research papers in related areas. He has been Principal Investigator (PI) on multiple Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DOE) projects. His previous research projects have included the development of several open source software products including the Dynamic Resource Allocation via GMPLS Optical Networks (DRAGON) network control plane software, the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Stitching Computation Service, and multi-resource orchestration systems. His current projects are focused on development of technologies that facilitate the orchestration of high performance network, computation, and storage resources in service of big data driven domain science application workflows. Prior to joining MAX, Lehman was a Computer Scientist and Project Leader at the University of Southern California, Information Science Institute (USC/ISI) in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Lehman received a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.