CENIC 2011: Expanding Our Horizons

[CENIC 2011: Keynote Speakers]

CENIC is proud to announce that attendees to its 2011 annual conference, Expanding Our Horizons, will enjoy Keynote Addresses by Alan Blatecky on Monday, March 7, 2011 and Jon Peha on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Alan Blatecky is currently the Acting Director for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) at the National Science Foundation. Previously, he served as Chief Scientist for Research and Development Initiatives for the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). RENCI is an institute that develops and deploys advanced technologies to support and enable research discoveries and practical innovations. The institute was launched in 2004 as a collaborative effort involving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University. Before arriving at RENCI, Blatecky was Executive Director of Research and Programs at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and directed the National Science Foundation's Middleware Initiative, an effort to develop the underlying software foundation needed for a nationwide cyberinfrastructure to support research, from 2001 to 2003.

He has also served as Acting Division Director of Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research, Computer Information Science, and Engineering at NSF. He was executive director of the North Carolina Networking Initiative from 1998 to 2001 and a vice president at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (now MCNC) for 11 years, where he helped establish and develop the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), one of the nation's most advanced statewide research networks.

Alan has focused on establishing, developing, and operating a variety of advanced high performance networking, computing, data, and visualization facilities as well as developing research programs, initiatives, and start-ups. He has also been deeply involved in the research, development, and deployment of cyberinfrastructure and collaborative technologies to support multidisciplinary research and education.

Jon M. Peha has recently served as Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for Communications and Research issues, and before that as the Chief Technologist of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He is also a Full Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and former Associate Director of the university's Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking.

He has been Chief Technical Officer of three high-tech start-ups, and a member of technical staff at SRI International, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Microsoft. He has also addressed telecom and e-commerce issues on legislative staff in both the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress, and helped launch a US Government interagency program to assist developing countries with information infrastructure. His research spans technical and policy issues of communications networks, including spectrum management, broadband Internet, wireless networks, video and voice over IP, communications for emergency responders, universal service, secure Internet payment systems, dissemination of copyrighted material, e-commerce, and network security. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford, and a B.Sc. from Brown.

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