UH President Named to NSF Advisory Board for Cyberinfrastructure

University of Hawaii President David Lasner was appointed to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee.

David Lasner

The NSF Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Committee (ACCI) advises NSF on the agency’s plans and strategies for developing and supporting state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure that enables advances in all areas of science and engineering. Lassner joins 16 other committee members from higher education institutions and federal research labs.

The ACCI is advisory to all NSF and works closely with its Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CAD). In NSF, CAD supports related cyberinfrastructure resources, tools and services such as supercomputers, high-capacity mass storage systems, system software suites and scalable interactive programming environments and visualization tools, all linked by university, regional, national and international broadband networks. CAD also supports the preparation and training of current and future generations of researchers and educators to use cyberinfrastructure to pursue their research and education goals.

Earlier this year, Lassner was also invited to join the Board of Directors of Internet2, the American higher education community, research institutes, government entities, businesses and cultural organizations working together to provide a secure broadband network, cloud solutions, research support and services all tailored to support research and education. The Internet2 board is structured with a mix of university presidents, chief information officers, network operators and others. In 2010, Lassner received the Richard Rose Award from Internet2, which recognizes extraordinary individual contributions to extending the reach of research universities’ advanced networks to the broader educational community.

“I am honored to be a part of these two organizations, both of which advance research and education through the application of modern computing, information and networking technologies,” said Lassner. “It’s too easy for Hawaii to be overlooked in national agendas given our remoteness and separation from the continental United States uh can make substantial contributions through the work of our own cyberinfrastructure researchers and innovators, and we have a particularly important role in connecting U.S. operations to the Pacific and Asia.

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