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The New Jersey Big Data Alliance Research Forum

December 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

The New Jersey Big Data Alliance is convening the NJBDA Research Forum which is open to all research professionals, faculty, research computing professionals, students, and other campus partners interested in shaping the Big Data research collaboration landscape. Please feel free to share with your communities!


The New Jersey Big Data Alliance Research Collaboration Forum 

December 10, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET – Virtual Event


09:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

Forough Ghahramani, EdD, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, Edge, and Vice President Research Collaborations Committee, NJBDA

09:10 AM Resources and Communities for Advancing Research Collaborations

IEEE DataPort 

Melissa Handa, Program Director Technical Activities, IEEE DataPortâ„¢, Senior Program Manager, IEEE

The Eastern Regional Network 

Barr von Oehsen, PhD, ERN Steering Committee and  Vice President for the Office of Research and Advanced Computing, Rutgers University

Research with New Jersey

Judith Sheft, Executive Director

NJ Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology

10:00 AM Multi-institutional  Collaborations  

New Jersey Build Back Better Regional Challenge Projects NJEDA Perspective

Pallavi Madakasira, Director, Clean Energy, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

Greater Newark Smart Port Regional Growth Cluster

Atam Dahwan, PhD,  Senior Vice Provost for Research, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology 

Smart Aviation Growth Cluster 

Carole M. Mattessich, Esq., Director, Smart Airports & Aviation Partnership, National Institute of Aerospace

Clean Energy Resource, Training, and Innovation (CERTI) Cluster

Tabbetha Dobbins, PdD, Interim VP for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Rowan University

Communications, Data,and Intelligent Technologies (CoDIT) Regional Growth Cluster

Victor Lawrence, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor and the Director of the Center for Intelligent Networked Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology

Building Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in American Opportunity Zones

Anne-Marie Maman, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

11:15 AM National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure Funding Opportunities 

Rick McMullen, PhD, Research Advisors Group

11:45 AM Closing Remarks

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Forum Highlights:

  • Big Data Research Collaborations
  • Communities and Resources for Advancing Collaborations
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Establish Contacts with the New Jersey Big Data Research Community

Join us for this unique opportunity to connect to the Big Data Research Community!

For additional information contact: research@njedge.net 

Register for the NJBDA Research Forum on December 10, 2021 here:

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