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If we build it, will they come? The Challenges of Cyberinfrastructure Development

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17:00:00 - 18:00:00,
Thursday 1 May, 2003


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  • Name: Thomas A. Finholt
  • Affiliation: Director, Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, School of
    Information, University of Michigan
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  • Bio: Dr Finholt is the director of the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, where he is also a senior associate research scientist. Dr Finholt is a co-PI on the NEESgrid project, the system integration component of the NSF’s George E. Brown, Jr Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. For NEESgrid, Dr Finholt is directing both assessment of community requirements and development of the NEESgrid collaboration environment. In addition, Dr Finholt is conducting a technology assessment for the NEES consortium – the non-profit organization that will operate the NEES collaboratory from 2004-2014. Dr Finholt is also the project director of a field evaluation of NPower’s application service provision experiment in Michigan, funded by the C.S. Mott Foundation and a co-investigator on the Great Lakes Center for AIDS Research project funded by NIH. Finally, Dr Finholt is a co-PI on the Science of Collaboratories project, an NSF ITR award. Past projects include the NSF-funded Space Physics and Aeronomy Research Collaboratory (SPARC), a NIST-funded effort to explore the use of collaboration technology in design and manufacturing engineering, and a collaboration with Bell Labs Research to understand geographically-distributed software development.