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Data Speaker Series: Data Stewardship

October 28, 3:30-5:30pm

Olin Library, Level 1, Ginkgo Room

On October 28, at 3:30pm, Francine Berman, PhD, will give a public lecture titled "Got Data? Building a Sustainable Environment for Data-Driven Innovation" as part of the University Libraries' ongoing Data Speaker Series.

Berman is the Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE. In 2009, she was the inaugural recipient of the ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award for "influential leadership in the design, development, and deployment of national-scale cyberinfrastructure".

A question and answer period and reception will follow her talk.

“Dr. Berman is on the front lines of data stewardship and data sharing worldwide. Drawing upon her background in computer science, she understands both the complexity and necessity of making research data more widely available,” said Aaron Addison, director of Data & GIS Services. 

In 2012, she became U.S. lead of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), a community-driven international organization created to accelerate research data sharing world-wide, through the development and adoption of technical, organizational and social infrastructure needed to support data-driven innovation.

Before joining RPI, Berman was the Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (2001 to 2009).  While working in this capacity, Businessweek nicknamed her the Supercomputing Superwoman and Teraflop Queen. 

Sponsored by University Libraries, the School of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and Chief Information Officer John Gohsman, the event will take place in Olin Library, Level 1, Ginkgo Room, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Digital Data Outreach Librarian Cynthia Hudson-Vitale. 


Cynthia Hudson-Vitale


Olin Library, Level 1, Ginkgo Room
St Louis, MO
United States