CI Engineering Brownbag Series


Designing, building, and maintaining advanced cyberinfrastructure to support scientific use cases can be challenging.  There are numerous items to learn about, and the learning can be never ending.  As a community, it is important for all of us to be available to answer questions, propose new ideas, and build upon our collective knowledge.  

Starting in 2017 ESnet, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, began sponsoring semi-weekly talks on engineering and engagement topics.  These CI Engineering Brownbag talks are held on Friday afternoons @ 2:00pm ET using the following Zoom number:

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Talk announcements are made weekly on the following mailing list, sign up is moderated but all are welcome to join:!contactowner/esnet-cybinf-engr 

Upcoming Talks

The following is a list of upcoming talks:

Date Speaker / Affiliation Talk Topic
Friday Oct 18 @ 2pm ET Jeronimo Bezerra / FIU & AMPATH AmLight-INT Project
Friday Oct 25 & Beyond for 2019 None Scheduled None Scheduled

The most up to date schedule can be found here:

Previous Talks

All previous talks (slides and recordings) can be found here:

2019 talks are also posted to youtube:

2019 Talks

Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
3/29/2019 Jason Zurawski / ESnet Overview of the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC) GDrive YouTube
3/29/2019 Chuck Benson / Univ Washington IoT Systems risk mitigation GDrive YouTube
4/12/2019 Frank Wuerthwein / UCSC & OSG Supporting Science via the Open Science Grid (OSG) GDrive YouTube
4/19/2019 Edward Colone / Univ Michigan & perfSONAR perfSONAR automations GDrive  YouTube
4/26/2019 Michael Johnson / Indiana Univ & perfSONAR PWA GDrive  YouTube
5/3/2019 Hans Addleman / Indiana Univ & SCinet SC19 SCinet WAN  GDrive YouTube
5/10/2019 Garhan Attebury / Univ Nebraska  UNLHCC Data Center Upgrades GDrive YouTube
5/17/2019 Rachana Ananthakrishnan / Univ of Chicago & Globus Globus Protected Data GDrive YouTube
5/24/2019 Thomas DeFanti / UCSD & SDSC Pacific Research Platform GDrive YouTube 
5/31/2019 Douglas Jennewein / Univ of South Dakota XSEDECampus Champions GDrive YouTube 
6/7/2019 Joseph White / Univ of Buffalo XDMoD GDrive YouTube 
6/14/2019 Von Welch & Susan Sons / Indiana Univ TrustedCI & ResearchSOC GDrive YouTube
6/28/2019 Dori Sajdak/Univ of Buffalo ColdFront GDrive YouTube
7/12/2019 Shawn Campbell/Malone Univ Virtual vs. Physical DTNs GDrive YouTube
7/26/2019 Julie Ma/MGHPCC GDrive YouTube
8/9/2019 Wallace Chase/REANNZ REANNZ GDrive YouTube
8/16/2019 Nick Buraglio/ESnet Automation, Orchestration, SDN, Technical Debt GDrive YouTube
8/23/2019 Jennifer Schopf/IU International Networks NetSage GDrive YouTube
8/30/2019 Jason Zurawski/ESnet CC* Data Movement Workshop and Exhibition GDrive YouTube
9/13/2019 William Deigaard / Texas A&M Batfish Experience at TAMU, so far... GDrive YouTube
10/4/2019 Kevin Thompson / NSF CC* Program Update GDrive YouTube
10/11/2019 Klara Nahrstedt / UIUC Campus-Specific Cyber-Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions for Scientific Instruments, and their Workflows and Lab Environments GDrive YouTube


2018 Talks

Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
 1/5/2018  Kevin Thompson / NSF  CC* Overview GDrive YouTube
 1/12/2018  SCinet  SCinet Architecture GDrive  YouTube
 1/19/2018  Grace Wilson Caudill / University of New Hampshire & NorthEast Big Data Innovation Hub (NE BDIH)  Security in Trusted Research Systems and Spaces (SiTRSS)" (pronounced ‘Citrus’) GDrive  YouTube 
 1/26/2018  Michael Sinatra / ESnet  Intro to Crypto GDrive  YouTube 
 2/16/2018  Eli Dart / ESnet  Petascale DTNs / ICNWG GDrive YouTube 
 2/23/2018  UCAR/KINBER/ESnet  WINS Program GDrive YouTube 
 3/9/2018  Jeff Mitchell / Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez, and Sachs LLP  Net Neutrality Briefing GDrive YouTube 
 3/16/2018  Derek Weitzel / Univ of Nebraska  StashCache GDrive  YouTube 
 3/23/2018  Steve Lovaas / Colorado State Univ  Our CUI approach, as part of a general high-assurance security topology GDrive YouTube 
 3/30/2018  Jorge Crichigno / Univ of South Carolina  CC* Experience + Research Projects GDrive YouTube 
 4/13/2018  Steven Wallace / Indiana Univ.   Micro DMZs GDrive YouTube 
 4/27/2018  ESnet Infrastructure, Routing, Security  Configuration Management GDrive YouTube 
 5/4/2018  Prasad Calyam / Univ of Missiouri  Cyber and Software Automation for Neuroscience Community: Needs in Research and Training GDrive YouTube 
 6/15/2018  Pete Siemsen / NCAR  implementation of BCP38 GDrive YouTube 
 6/22/2018  Andy Lake / ESnet  pSConfig (the meshconfig replacement in perfSONAR 4.1) GDrive YouTube 
 8/3/2018  Gregory Schueren  TCP Snitch GDrive YouTube 
 8/24/2018  Azael Fernandez Alcantara / UNAM  Mexican / Latin American NREN GDrive YouTube 
 9/14/2018  Scott Hogg / GTRI  AWS Security GDrive YouTube 
 9/21/2018  Azher Mughal / USC  100G Experiences @ USC GDrive YouTube 
9/28/2018 Mariam Kiran / ESnet Enabling intents for networks GDrive YouTube 
10/12/2018 Antoine Delvaux & Szymon Trocha / perfSONAR TWAMP GDrive YouTube 


2017 Talks

Date Speaker / Affiliation Topic Recording Link YouTube Link
 6/2/2017  Hunter Fuller / University of Alabama Huntsville  Campus Security Architecture GDrive YouTube
 6/23/2017  Steve Bogol / University of Notre Dame  Science DMZ and Data Center Architecture GDrive YouTube 
 6/30/2017  Scott Valcourt & Doug Green / University of New Hampshire Small School DMZ & Collaboration Lessons Learned GDrive  YouTube 
 7/7/2017  Ken Miller / The Pennsylvania State University  Science DMZ Implementation, Policy, and Sustainability GDrive  YouTube 
 7/14/2017  Jeff Weekley / The University of California at Merced  WAVE Scientific Visualization GDrive  YouTube 
 7/21/2017  Jerry Sheehan / Montana State University  Science DMZ Implementation and Operation GDrive  YouTube 
 7/28/2017  Jay Krous & Aashish Sharma / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  Security @ 100G GDrive  YouTube 
 8/4/2017  Jim Warner / The University of California at Santa Cruz  Switches, Buffers, and Buffer Monitoring GDrive  YouTube 
 8/18/2017  Cody Smith / OARnet  Statewide perfSONAR GDrive  YouTube 
 8/25/2017  Hans Kuhn & Hervey Allen / Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) @ University of Oregon  Operations and overview of NSRC GDrive  YouTube 
 9/8/2017  Neil McKee & Ken Miller / SCinet DevOps Netflow/Inmon  GDrive  YouTube 
 9/15/2017  University of Virginia Readonly Root Environment for Scientific Computing  GDrive  YouTube 
 9/22/2017  Andy Lake / ESnet & perfSONAR  perfSONAR 4.1 GDrive  YouTube 
 9/29/2017  Alan Whinery / University of Hawaii  Where packets go GDrive  YouTube 
 10/13/2017 Greg Veldman & Paul Anderson / SCinet DevOps  Puppet on SCinet Resources GDrive  YouTube 
 10/20/2017  Matt Mathis / Google  BBR GDrive  YouTube 
 10/27/2017  Vas Vasiliadis / Univ of Chicago & Globus  Instrument Automation/Data Management Plan Support GDrive  YouTube 
 11/3/2017  Elliot Fenech / The Univeresity of Utah  Utah Student CI PRogram GDrive  YouTube 
 12/1/2017  Alan Sutter, Jonathan Miller, Carrie Rampp, Jason Brooks / Franklin and Marshall College  Science DMZ @ Small Schools GDrive  YouTube 
12/8/2017 Christopher Tengi & Hyojoon Kim / Princeton University  Software Defined Border Router GDrive YouTube