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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU to Highlight Cyberinfrastructure; Officials Will Make Announcement that Impacts Research on Campus

October 10th, 2013

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430,

University of Missouri officials will host MU’s first Cyberinfrastructure Day where officials will discuss the current status of the university’s computer network, provide opportunities for researchers to collaborate, and discuss technology challenges of the future. Officials also will make an important announcement about technology on the campus and how it will impact research in the near future.

During the event, officials will give tours of the iLab, a virtual reality facility that allows users to create 3-D objects including architectural building designs. The iLab gives students and researchers the sensation of standing inside buildings they are designing, which can be a valuable tool for architectural designers.

Cyberinfrastructure Day is open to faculty, research scientists, graduate students and any research-support staff who use computing technologies for research.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Gary Allen, vice president of information technology, UM system and chief information officer at MU.
  • Hank Foley, executive vice president of academic affairs, UM System
  • Gordon Springer, associate professor of computer engineering and computer science
  • Anne Barker, humanities librarian
  • Prasad Calyam, assistant professor of computer science
  • Beth Chancellor, associate chief information officer

For a full list of speakers, please visit:

8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10

Allen will make an announcement about the current cyberinfrastructure of the MU campus at 10 a.m. in Monsanto Auditorium (Bond Life Sciences Center)

Bond Life Sciences Center

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