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  • Lightning Strikes the Cloud, Unlocking Research Potential on Google Cloud. Ezequiel Gioia. Presented at Internet2 Community Exchange, March 4-7, 2024.
    Abstract: Join us as we delve into UCF’s exploration of Google Cloud for research endeavors. This presentation will shed light on the challenges faced during implementation, future plans, and current research projects. Discover how UCF has utilized Google Cloud to advance research in diverse fields, including breast cancer discovery, scientific computing with TPUs, and participation in the Multi-party Computation for Fairness project. Gain valuable insights into UCF’s journey in harnessing the potential of Google Cloud for groundbreaking research initiatives.
  • Lightning Talk, Automating EC2 Patching. Ezequiel Gioia. Presented at Internet 2, Cloud Forum, May 2023. Presentation slides.
    Abstract: Enterprise servers are likely up to date in terms of security patches. But what about those unmanaged servers your researchers are spinning up in the cloud? A brief talk about enabling your users to automatically patch EC2 instances.
  • Modern Cyberinfrastructure for Research Data Management, February 16-17, 2023, 
    Sponsored by University of Central Florida, Florida LambdaRail, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the University of South Carolina, and EPOC (Texas Advanced Computing Center and ESnet), this 2-day workshop will cover Hands-on Training in Science DMZ, Data Mobility, perfSONAR network measurement, and other affiliated R&E best common practices that are designed to operate modern research and education networks to support data intensive science. 
  • Understanding Factors that Influence Research Computing and Data CareersShafaq Chaudhry, Kerk Kee, Arman Pazouki, and Elizabett Hillery. Presented at 2022 US-RSE Virtual Workshop, September 14, 16, 2022.
  • Developing Resilience and Managing Uncertainty during the PandemicShafaq ChaudhryKerk Kee, and Cassandra Hayes. Presented at 2022 NSF Cyberinfrastructure for Major Facilities Workshop, March 1-2, 2022.
    Abstract: Being resilient is about how we respond to adversity. This session will identify the challenges brought about by COVID-19 as well as the solutions and lessons learned in response, and discuss how to manage uncertainty so the MF community could cultivate organizational resilience and put in place better preparation for future crises and disasters. NSF funded MFs often have unique work culture and logistical constraints during the pandemic. In response, members of CI compass quickly put together an EAGER proposal to study how MFs responded to the pandemic (see, which also signals the need to treat pandemic preparation for organizational resilience as one of the priorities going forward. In this short presentation followed by a breakout session, participants will identify (a) the most enduring and/or impactful challenges during the pandemic, (b) the most promising solutions to these challenges, (c) ways in which MFs can cultivate organizational resilience as a foundational quality of the workplace/workforce of MFs, and (d) how MFs can best manage uncertainty going forward.
  • Cloud Computing and Data Services for ResearchersShafaq Chaudhry and Ezequiel Gioia. Presented at FRAC TRAX 21, November 18, 2021.
  • Building Bridges toward Research Computing and Data Professionalization and CareersShafaq Chaudhry, Patrick Schmitz and Arman Pazouki. Presented at Super Computing 21 (SC21) Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) Career Arcs Working Group, November 16, 2021.
  • Azure Case Study: Large-Eddy Simulations of Supercritical CO2 Combustor on Azure Cloud HPC. Raghu Kancherla, Fahad Khan, Javier Gioia, Subith Vasu. Research Running on Cloud Compute & Emerging Technologies (RRoCCET) 21 virtual conference, August 12, 2021.
  • Taking the Lead: How STEM Librarians Collaborated to Introduce Data Management Workshops at UCF. Ven Basco & Sandy Avila. This presentation was delivered for the STEM Librarians Collaborative 2021 virtual conference, July 22, 2021.
  • UCF Knight Shield – The What, Why, and How. Henry Glaspie, Tammie McClellan, & Mark Darty. Presentation given at the CITC Research Facilitation breakout session, July 9, 2021.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Enabling Research from Security, Privacy, and Risk PerspectivesShafaq Chaudhry, Tolgay Kizilelma. Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, June 10, 2021.
  • Adapting to Faculty & Student Needs for Data and Support for Social Justice and Other Projects. Sarah A. Norris, Corinne Bishop, Sandy Avila, Buenaventura (Ven) Basco, & Lee Dotson. Presentation given at RDAP (Research Data Access & Preservation Summit 2021 virtual conference, March 11, 2021.
  • The Effects of DFARS Rule 2019-D041 to your Institution. Erik Deumens, Henry Glaspie, and Tammie McClellan. Florida Research Administration Conference 2021, January 13, 2021.
  • Federal Cyber Requirements in Research Contracts. Ed Moses & Henry Glaspie. Presentation given at the UCF PegaSec Cyber Security Expo, October 30, 2020.
  • Taking a Grassroots Approach: Creating a Future for STEAM Based Research, Data, and Tools Support at the UCF Libraries. Sandy Avila, Sarah Norris, Lee Dotson, and Ven Basco. Presented at Midwest Data Librarian Symposium 2020 virtual conference, October 15, 2020.
  • Full STEAM Ahead: Piloting Graduate & Faculty RDM Workshops. Corinne Bishop, Lee Dotson, Ven Basco, Sarah Norris, and Sandy Avila. Presented at Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) 2020 virtual conference, October 7, 2020.