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Clemson CIO to speak at Big Data event

Friday, March 20, 2015

James R. Bottum, CIO of Clemson University, will speak about “Supporting and Advancing Research Through Innovative Applications of Cyberinfrastructure” during a Big Data workshop on Tuesday, April 29, from 1:30-2:45 p.m.

The event is part of the Big Data workshop series, which is sponsored by several units at the University of Georgia. The workshop will be held at the Tate Student Center in room 481. 

Bottum is Clemson University’s Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer. He will share his experiences of applying cyberinfrastructure to advance and support research at the institutional and national levels focusing on direct and often unanticipated outcomes.

His presentation will focus on cyberinfrastructure, which describes environments that support the acquisition, storage, management, integration, mining and visualization of data and other computing and information processing services over the Internet. Cyberinfrastructure is being explored by numerous disciplines in support of research, instruction and university outreach.

At Clemson, Bottum leads efforts to build a state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure for education, research and service. Those efforts have resulted in Clemson becoming a Top 100 supercomputing site in the word, linking the university to the national research infrastructure and bridging academia and IT staff together on innovative initiatives.

Before coming to Clemson, Bottum was Purdue University’s first CIO. Prior to that, he was the executive director for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bottum serves on several national committees and as Internet2’s Inaugural Presidential Fellow.

The Big Data workshop series is hosted by the UGA Department of Management Information Systems at the Terry College of Business; Department of Computer Science; Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center (GACRC); UGA Office of the Vice President for Information Technology; UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; and the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research.