Working Groups

  • RESOURCES: Working to make the distributed resources of PRAGMA useful to diverse applications. Co-leaders:
    • Hsiu-Mei Chou - Associate Research Scientist, National Center for High-performance Computing.
    • Nadya Williams - Research Programmer, University of California, San Diego

  • TELESCIENCE: Making and improving access to or use of remote equipment (e.g., tiled-diplay walls or sensors). Co-leaders:
    • Fang-Pang Lin - Division Director of Cloud Technology and System Integration, National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC)
    • Shinji Shimojo - Vice Director, Osaka University

  • BIOSCIENCES: Creating stable infrastructure to perform computational genomics analyses with a focus on rice breeding and integrating technologies to create an infrastructure to advance the screening of potential compounds to combat infectious diseases. Led by:
    • Jason Haga - Senior Research Scientist, Cyberphysical Cloud Research Group, Information Technology Research Institute, AIST

  • CYBERLEARNING: Developing simulation-based learning technology. Led by:
    • Jongsuk (Ruth) Lee - Principal Researcher, National Supercomputing Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)

Governance

PRAGMA is led by a Steering Committee and its Executive Committee, which operate according to the Operating Principles and Procedures document, which all PRAGMA members agree to abide by. The Steering Committee sets direction, reviews membership applications and proposals to host PRAGMA workshops.

Executive Committee Members and Roles

For more information about these roles, see the PRAGMA Operating Principles and Procedures.

Steering Committee

  • David Abramson - Director of Research Computing Centre, The University of Queensland
  • Peter Arzberger - Former Chair, PRAGMA Steering Committee, UC San Diego
  • Kum Won Cho - Director, KISTI, NISN (National Institute of Supercomputing and Networking), Center for Computational Science and Engineering
  • Susumu Date - Associate Professor, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University
  • Renato Figueiredo - Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • Jose Fortes - Professor and AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida
  • Kazutoshi Fujikawa - Professor, Information Initiative Center, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
  • Jason Haga - Senior Research Scientist, Cyberphysical Cloud Research Group, Information Technology Research Institute, AIST
  • Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim - Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Weicheng Huang - Research Fellow, Division Director of Software Technology Division, NCHC
  • Kohei Ichikawa - Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
  • Jongsuk (Ruth) Lee - Principal Researcher, National Supercomputing Division, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)
  • Fang-Pang Lin - Division Director of Cloud Technology and System Integration, National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC)
  • Wanida Putthividhya - Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University
  • Prapaporn (Nan) Rattanatamrong - Lecturer; Department of Computer Science, Thammasat University
  • Satoshi Sekiguchi - Director General, Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Shinji Shimojo - Vice Director, Osaka University
  • Shava Smallen - Research Programmer, University of California, San Diego
  • Heru Suhartanto - Professor, Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia
  • Yoshio Tanaka - Director, Information Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Jelina Tanya H. Tetangco - Project Manager, The Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI)
  • Habibah A. Wahab - Professor, Universiti Sans Malaysia (USM)
  • Wassapon (Boom) Watanakeesuntorn - Master Student at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

PRAGMA Students Leads

NSF PRAGMA Award Investigators

  • Cayelan Carey - Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • Renato Figueiredo - Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • Jose Fortes - Professor and AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida
  • Paul Hanson - Distinguished Professor of Research, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin
  • NSF PRAGMA Award Investigators -
  • Beth Plale - Data Insight Center, Indiana University; currently serving at the National Science Foundation
  • Shava Smallen - Research Programmer, University of California, San Diego
  • Aimee Stewart - Research Architect, Lifemapper Lead Developer, KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
  • Nadya Williams - Research Programmer, University of California, San Diego