Seminar Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

Ahmed K. Elmagarmid has just given a seminar entitled "Cyber Communities: Fostering Innovation in Science and Engineering"

From 16/03/2010 at 15:00 to 16:30. amphi Lavoisier, Avenue Gaston Berger


Cyber Infrastructure is the chief enabler for innovation in many of today's most pressing Science and Engineering problems. There are in fact complete areas in Science such as Systems Biology that would not exist if not for a flourishing computing and information discipline. In this presentation we will introduce cyber infrastructure (CI), its chief components, and the transition from being an enhancer for discovery to an enabler. We will then introduce Cyber Communities as a viable way to build new CI for domain sciences.  We will show through example and demonstration few existing projects in the Cyber Center at Purdue where high performance computing, hub technologies, data analytics and visualization all come together to solve specific problems.


Professor Elmagarmid is the director of the Cyber Center in Discovery Park and the Indiana Center for Database Systems. He received a Presidential Young Investigator award from President Ronald Reagan in 1988, and distinguished alumni awards from Ohio State University and the University of Dayton in 1993 and 1995, respectively.  His research work has focused on database systems. He serves as a fellow of the CIC, a fellow of the IEEE, and a Showalter Fellow, he is a member of the Qatari Arab Joint Committee. He has served the database community through Conferences, Journals and the professional societies for the past 25 years.

Professor Elmagarmid was a chief scientist in the Office of Strategy and Technology at Hewlett-Packard (HP). While at HP, he was responsible for software strategy coming out of the corporate CTO office and contributed to cross company roadmap initiatives. He also served on the technology council for HP.  Professor Elmagarmid serves as a consultant in the areas of computing technology, the role of technology in societal development and strategic planning. He has served as an advisor to Telcordia Technology, Bellcore, IBM, CSC, Harris, D. H. Brown and Associates, MCC, Bell Northern Research, Molecular Design Labs, King & Spalding LLP, UniSql, Sogei, the Italian Treasury, TechnoPadova, the Veneto Chamber of Commerce, Sidra Medical and Research Center and the Qatar Foundation.