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Dan Reed
Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Utah
Interests: University futures, higher education, 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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Public research universities are in the business of helping people. This is especially true in times of accelerating and disruptive change. Continue reading
COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in so many ways – commerce and trade, personal livelihoods and economic vitality, family and social interactions, health and wellness (obviously), mobility and travel, and education, to name just a few. This global pandemic has... Continue reading
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There are heroes out there, individuals whose words and actions manifest deep and abiding principles, rooted in knowledge, experience, and wisdom. Continue reading
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The lesson of the stochastic cusp catastrophe: disruptions cannot be immediately inverted; complex dynamic systems involve hysteresis. Continue reading
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Resolving the global COVID-19 crisis depends on sound science, thoughtful policy, collaborative action, and clear communication. Continue reading
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It is hard presents to buy for geeks, though it is not too late. Continue reading
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The free ride from Dennard scaling is over; the von Neumann architecture is showing its age; and our hierarchical abstractions are now an intellectual box from which we must escape. Continue reading
As with any new approach, the combination of big data and machine learning brings both great opportunities and equally grave risks. Let us reason together. Continue reading
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Remember, the best way to predict the future is to create it. Continue reading
Utah is hosting The Air We Breathe, a symposium on air quality on October 3, 2019: https://cleanair.utah.edu/ Continue reading
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A few days ago, I had the opportunity and pleasure to chair a panel on AI as part of the David Eccles School of Business (DESB) Alumni forum at the University of Utah. Continue reading
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What motivates us to discover, to explore new frontiers? What unbroken causal chain connects a child’s boundless curiosity to the focused, but equally insatiable questioning of a trained researcher at the peak of their intellectual prowess? Continue reading
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I am pleased that I am being appointed to the National Science Board, where I hope to help the NSF continue to support and sustain scholars – young and old – and to advance scientific research and ensure national competitiveness. Continue reading
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What really happens when one writes a loop or invokes a procedure? Computer architecture as the big reveal Continue reading
For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be. -- Tennyson Continue reading
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A thing of transfixing beauty, the code pirouettes gracefully, dancing in my mind, conjuring the possible. Continue reading
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Balancing single researcher support against large projects is of ever-growing scientific policy importance. Continue reading
Books are still the best way to upload new ideas into the wetware of willing minds. Continue reading
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Listen to the dreamers; share their passion; imagine the future; and invest in their possibility. Continue reading
Establishing actual facts (a neologism, for sure) is the essential prerequisite for fact-based reasoning. Continue reading
I will be joining the University of Utah as its Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA). Continue reading
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Suddenly we were playing Ender’s Game, making software decisions that controlled life and death. Continue reading
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Research is about the unknown. There are no answers in the back of the textbook, for there is no textbook Continue reading
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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