Scientific Expeditions

PRAGMA forges collaborative, multidisciplinary teams to address scientific questions of high societal impact. These scientific questions define and drive PRAGMA's technology development.

There are 3 current expeditions:

  • Biodiversity: Understanding adaption in extreme environments. Current lead(s) are:
    • 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
  • Limnology: Predicting lake eutrophication and training the next generation of lake scientists. Current lead(s) are:
    • Cayelan Carey - Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
    • Paul Hanson - Distinguished Professor of Research, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin
    • Renato Figueiredo - Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • ENT: Developing an experimental network testbed for experimenting with software-defined networks and monitoring impacts of choices. Current lead(s) are:
    • Kohei Ichikawa - Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

Technology Development

  • Creating a multi-cloud environment through application-based migration experiments
    • Hsiu-Mei Chou - Associate Research Scientist, National Center for High-performance Computing.
    • Nadya Williams - Research Programmer, University of California, San Diego
  • Developing a trust envelope for collaboration through software-defined overlay networks and experiments with IPv6
    • Jose Fortes - Professor and AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida
    • Kohei Ichikawa - Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
    • Renato Figueiredo - Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
    • Weicheng Huang - Research Fellow, Division Director of Software Technology Division, NCHC
  • Building a PRAGMA Data Cloud through data sharing, provenance, data valuation and evolution experiments
    • Beth Plale - Data Insight Center, Indiana University; currently serving at the National Science Foundation

Resources

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