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Dan Reed
Iowa City, Iowa
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Iowa
Interests: university futures, bioinformatics, innovation policy, multidisciplinary fusion, technology policy, spectrum and communication, innovation, clouds, geek toys, cloud computing, multicore processor architecture, science policy, computing education, international competitiveness, research tools and techniques, multidisciplinary collaboration, large-scale data centers, exascale computing, technology strategy
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Education pays bountiful dividends. The nurtured dreams of our children are our most precious asset. Continue reading
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: big data, extreme computing, energy efficiency, and autonomous vehicles. Continue reading
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The brave new world of edge computing and big data has profound implications for the future of high-performance computing. Come to the edge! Continue reading
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Fertilize some flowers; look at the stars. Continue reading
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A few memories of childhood baseball fantasies and the ignominy of batting triple zero. Continue reading
Learned, shared insight is the true hierophany. Continue reading
From Uber for X to Mom as a Service (MaaS), "me too" followers abound. Continue reading
One way to drive the flippers and anticipate how the silver pinball of university futures may bounce and move is via war games Continue reading
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Resist unnecessary conformity; seize opportunity; pursue your dreams; heed the distant drummer; live your own life. Continue reading
We now risk killing the very thing that has given the U.S. an enormous national security and economic advantage Continue reading
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Some of the most valuable lessons are the practical ones, best learned via experience. Continue reading
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If it disagrees with experiment, it’s WRONG. In that simple statement is the key to science. Continue reading
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Abraham Flexner: A poem, a symphony, a painting, a mathematical truth, a new scientific fact, all bear in themselves all the justification that universities, colleges, and institutes of research need or require. Continue reading
Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. Continue reading
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Research universities have three critical, irreducible functions: knowledge creation, education, and engagement. Each sustains the others. Continue reading
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Let’s begin with the fundamental question. As scholars, why do we write? Continue reading
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My time as NCSA director was exhilarating and exciting, as an incredible team invented the future. That is – and always will be – NCSA’s mission. Continue reading
Our longing for a better world is why Star Trek has lived long and prospered. Continue reading
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An amazing teacher named Joel Martin is a major reason why I’ve been privileged to spend my life as a researcher. I will always be in his debt. Continue reading
Cloud computing is transformational. Yet in public perception, the cloud is more like a fog, a vaguely understood and amorphous thing. Continue reading
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HPC and machine learning are not goals, they are enablers. Continue reading
A commencement ceremony is neither the time nor the place to risk heat stroke and dehydration with an extended pageant in a basketball arena-cum-auditorium or sun-drenched football stadium. Continue reading
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If the Anthropocene defines human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems, then the Information Age defines computing’s impact on our own interactions. Continue reading
Seeing the invisible web of intellectual connectedness that binds as a community of scholars is the first step in embracing the consilience of knowledge. Continue reading
The undying need for respect, to make a difference and to matter, regardless of circumstance, crosses cultures and generations. It was just a cherry pie, but it was much, much more. Continue reading