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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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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
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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