Supercomputing Symposium 2003
Wednesday September 24 -
Thursday September 25 2003
at the University of Oklahoma
Dr. Peter A. Freeman
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
National Science Foundation
Peter A. Freeman became Assistant Director for the Computer and
Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) on May 6, 2002.
Dr. Freeman was previously at Georgia Institute of Technology as
professor and founding Dean of the College of Computing since 1990.
He served in that capacity as the John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of Computing,
holding the first endowed Dean's Chair at Georgia Tech. He also served
as CIO for the campus for three years.
During 1989-90 Dr. Freeman was Visiting Distinguished Professor of
Information Technology at George Mason University, and from 1987 to
1989 he served as Division Director for Computer and Computation
Research at the National Science Foundation. He served on the faculty
of the Department of Information and Computer Science at the
University of California, Irvine, for almost twenty years before
coming to Georgia Tech.
He co-authored The Supply of Information Technology Workers in the
United States (CRA, 1999) and authored Software Perspectives: The
System is the Message (Addison Wesley, 1987), Software Systems
Principles (SRA, 1975), and numerous technical papers. In addition,
he edited or co-edited four books. He was the founding editor
of the McGraw-Hill Series in Software Engineering and Technology, has
served on several editorial boards and numerous program committees,
and was an active consultant to industry, academia, and government.
Dr. Freeman is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and
the Association for Computing Machinery. He received his Ph.D. in
computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1970, his M.A. in
mathematics and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in
1965, and his B.S. in physics from Rice University in 1963. His
research and technical expertise has focused on software systems and
Cyberinfrastructure: The Future and Its Challenges
The value of cyberinfrastructure is well understood by many, as
illustrated in the Atkins Report submitted earlier this year to NSF,
and by the research of many attendees at this symposium. The shape
of the future of cyberinfrastructure is starting to emerge, along
with some of the challenges we will encounter as we move into that
future. This talk will explore these topics.