Universities in the Digital Age Revisited ---- - - ---------- [abstract]
HICSS Distinguished Lecture Series always features truly outstanding
leaders in computer science, information systems, and/or other related
This year is no exception. We are honored to have Daniel E.
Atkins as our HICSS-42 Distinguished Lecturer, speaking at 12:45pm on
Wednesday, January 7, in the Monarchy Ballroom, immediately following
lunch and prior to the afternoon paper sessions.
Atkins is the W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Informatics,
and Professor of Information and EECS at the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor. For the past two years (until June 2008) he has served
as the inaugural Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI)
at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Created in 2005, OCI
makes competitive, merit-reviewed awards for leading-edge, IT-based
infrastructure increasingly essential to science and engineering
leadership in the 21st century.
Dr. Atkins has made major contributions to high-performance computer
architecture, and led or participated in the design and construction of
seven experimental machines including some of the earliest parallel
computers. He developed high-speed arithmetic algorithms now
widely used in the computer industry, conducted pioneering work on
special-purpose architecture including collaboration with the Mayo
Clinic on development of computer-assisted tomography (CAT), and
chaired the committee at Michigan that developed one of the earliest
computer engineering undergraduate degree programs. More recently his
research has focused on the social and technical architecture of
distributed knowledge communities including digital libraries,
collaboratories, and the open educational resources movement.
Additional bio information is available at http://web.mac.com/deatkins/CI_Topics/About_Me.html