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Dan Reed: Reflections on the Revolution

Former NCSA Director Dan Reed shares his experiences from his time at NCSA in a post from his blog. A great excerpt: "It was an exhilarating and exciting time. None of it would have happened without an incredible team. We built on Larry Smarr's groundbreaking vision for a supercomputing center. We created machines, software and tools; we engaged researchers, scholars and artists; we invented the future. That is—and...

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“The Unofficial History of Visualization” — Donna Cox

Donna Cox, Director of NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk titled, "The Unofficial History of Visualization" at 11:30 a.m. on September 15 at NCSA in the auditorium. The talk, which will stream live and is open to the public, is part of NCSA's 30th Anniversary Celebration. Cox is a nationally renowned scientific visualization and art expert,...

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NCSA 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception

September 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. NCSA building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801 Join us at the NCSA 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception as we power up for our next 30 years of shaping the future of scientific research, education, and innovation. The community celebration will include a special presentation featuring NCSA founding Director Larry Smarr, current NCSA Director Ed Seidel and other distinguished...

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Interview: Maureen Brooks

Blue Waters – Maureen Brooks Kenny: Hello everyone, and thank you for joining our fourth installment of the NCSA Blue Waters Fellowship interviews. Today I am interviewing Maureen. Hi Maureen, how are you doing? Maureen: I’m doing very well thank you. K: Well thank you for joining with us today Maureen. Let me just start off with asking you, can you tell us what your research is about? M:...

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Alex Farthing

Interview: Alex Farthing

NCW – Alex Farthing Kenny: Welcome to our second installment of NCSA Crush Wednesday. Today I am interviewing Alex. So Alex, how are you doing? Alex: I’m good, how are you? K: Good, thank you. To jump right into things, how long have you been working at NCSA? A: Since ’98. K: Ok, ’98, ’98. And what do you do here? A: I do desktop support mainly, so system administration. K: So...

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Interview: Joshua Mendez

Blue Waters – Joshua Mendez Kenny: Hello and welcome to our third installment of the Blue Waters Fellows interviews. Today I am talking with Josh. Hi Josh, how are you doing? Josh: Good, how are you doing Kenny? K: I am doing well today, thank you. So Josh can you please tell us what some of your research is about? J: Yeah, sure. Well I come from an electrical...

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Interview: Larissa Reames

Blue Waters – Larissa Reames Kenneth: Hello everyone, and welcome to the second installment of our Blue Waters Fellows interviews. Today I am interviewing Larissa. How are you doing Larissa? Larissa: I’m good, how are you Ken? K: Doing well, thank you. I thank you again for meeting with me. So to start things off, can you please explain to me and everyone what your research is about? L:...

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Thomas Allen

Interview: Thomas Allen

Blue Waters – Thomas Allen Kenny: So today I’m with Thomas, who is one of six of the NCSA Blue Waters Fellows. Hi Thomas, how are you doing? Thomas: Hi, I’m doing good. K: So Thomas, would you like to open with, what is your research exactly? T: Sure, so I am in Nancy Makri’s group on campus here at Illinois, and we focus on quantum dynamics. So we’re...

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Amanda Lombardo

Interview: Amanda Lombardo

NCW – Amanda Kenny: Hello everyone, and thank you again for joining us with the third installment of NCSA Crush Wednesday. Today I am with Amanda. Hi Amanda, how are you doing? Amanda: Good, how are you? K: Doing well. Thank you for interviewing with me today. So, it’s come to my attention, because so far we’ve done interviews with people who’ve been working with NCSA for 15+...

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Danny Powell

Interview: Danny Powell

NCW – Danny Powell Kenny: Hello everyone, and thank you for reading our fourth installment of NCSA Crush Wednesday. Today I am with the Executive Director of NCSA, Danny Powell. Hi Danny, how are you doing? Danny: I’m doing fine, thanks Kenny. K: Thank you for joining me today. D: No problem. K: So most of the people I’ve interviewed so far, have been working here, with the exception of Amanda,...

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