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EUDAT 2nd Conference Plenary I

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PLENARY SESSION I - TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER, 09:30 -11:00  
SESSION TITLE: ADDRESSING THE NEW DATA CHALLENGES – THE CASE FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SCIENCE AND SERVICES
Chair   DAMIEN LECARPENTIER, EUDAT PROJECT MANAGER, CSC-IT CENTER FOR SCIENCE  
   Overview        
The Addressing new data challenges – the case for cross-disciplinary science and services – plenary session chaired by Damien Lecarpentier, EUDAT Project Manager, CSC-IT Center for Science sets the scene of the conference and places a spotlight on the new data challenges affecting research communities and their funders with an introductory keynote on the Human Brain Project (HBP) and the data challenges this new FET Flagship project will face while achieving full simulation of the human brain. Richard Frackowiak will be followed by Kostas Glinos, EC DG Connect, Head of e-Infrastructure Unit who will give an overview of the European Commission’s strategy on data infrastructures in view of the imminent launch of the EC framework programme Horizon 2020. Kimmo Koski will present EUDAT and its work and achievements in laying the foundation of a pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure. The participants will learn more about its various components in the successive parallel sessions.
 
AGENDA
09:30-10:15   Brain disease and big data - a way towards personalised medicine, Richard Frackowiak, Director, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Head of Service of Neurology, CHUV University Hospital, Lausanne  
    Prof. Richard Frackowiak’s research interest has been the functional and structural architecture of the human brain in health and disease. He has pioneered the development and introduction of positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and prosecuted a research programme dedicated to understanding the organisation of human brain functions, but his focus has been on plasticity and mechanisms for functional recuperation after brain injury and the patho-physiology of cerebral neurodegenerations. He became interested in the use of MR-based morphometry especially in the study of genetic influences on brain disease and in a search for biomarkers and endophenotypes of neurodegenerative disorders. Most recently he introduced computerised image classification for diagnosis and treatment monitoring into clinical science  
10:15-10:35   Data Infrastructures in Horizon 2020, Kostas Glinos, European Commission, Head eInfrastructure unit - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology  
    Kostas Glinos has been with the European Commission since 1992. He leads the e Infrastructure unit of the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology since 1 January 2009. From 2003 to 2008 he was Head of the Embedded Systems and Control unit and interim Executive Director of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking. Previously he was deputy head of Future and Emerging Technologies. Before joining the Commission Kostas worked with multinational companies and research institutes in the U.S., Greece and Belgium. He holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Thessaloniki, a PhD from the University of Massachusetts and a MBA in investment management from Drexel University.  
10:35-11:00   EUDAT: a cross-disciplinary data infrastructure in Horizon 2020, Kimmo Koski, Managing Director CSC - IT Center for Science  
    Kimmo Koski started in his current position as Managing Director of the Finnish IT center for science, CSC, in August 2004. Prior to his present position, Koski spent 4.5 years in Nokia Research Center and Nokia Technology Platform. Earlier work experience includes 10 years at CSC in various positions and a one-year visiting period in CERN in Switzerland. Koski received his doctorate from Helsinki University of Technology in January 1996. His dissertation was on Metacomputing Technology. During the recent years Koski has been active in building European HPC and data infrastructure through involvement in major EU initiatives, such as PRACE and EUDAT. Koski has acted as the vice chair of PRACE council in 2010-2013 and the coordinator of EUDAT since October 2011.

 

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