Science Advisor, NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Dr. William (Bill) Miller is the Science Advisor for the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) in the Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation, where he leads efforts to foster new CI-enabled discovery pathways in science and engineering research. Dr. Miller has also been involved in planning and oversight of NSF’s large-scale scientific facilities, federal neuroscience initiatives, and international coordination on Open Science. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California – Davis.
An Update on the LFM (retitled Major Facilities Guide)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 1:05 pm
The updated “Large Facilities Manual (LFM)” under the new title “Major Facilities Guide (MFG) is scheduled to be in effect in Fall 2019. This revision adds a section for guidance on mid-scale research infrastructure projects; updates sections related to NSF policy on research infrastructure, roles and responsibilities for NSF staff, divestment stage, earned value management, cybersecurity, and property management; and clarifies cost estimating requirements, the construction stage total project costs including NSF policy on contingency and reporting requirements. This session will be a brief presentation the changes and give participants the opportunity to ask questions regarding these changes.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 2:20 pm
This session will highlight important recent initiatives in the area of cyberinfrastructure for facilities. Ewa Deelman/USC will present on an NSF-funded pilot project to plan a Center of Excellence in Cyberinfrastructure focused on assisting major facilities. Other updates will be provided on new CI resources and community activities including planning for a follow-on NSF Facility CI Workshop.