COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC COMPUTING
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MEETING SUMMARY –
meeting convened at
HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORK APPLICATIONS INITIATIVE
Previous winners of the High Performance Network Applications Initiative spoke to Council regarding their respective projects.
Large-scale Networked Computation, Anaylsis and Visualization --
Caginalp and Y. B. Altundas summarized their work in computation of dendrites in 3D and comparison with microgravity experiments. They plan to submit the findings of the project to major journals.
The Growing Book -- Shi-Kuo Chang
Chang hopes to facilitate distance learning with what he termed a multi-level instructional book. For further information, visit http://www.cs.pitt.edu/~jung/GrowingBook. He will be seeking external funding to continue the project.
A Distributed Teaching and Research
Cooperation System in Engineering and Mathematics -- Luis
Chaparro, Juan Manfredi, Ching-Chung Li
This project takes audio and video into the classroom. Chaparro and his collaborators hope to improve image processing. Test files can be found at http://www.pitt.edu/~lfch/I2_test.html.
of Digital Media in Teaching and Research -- Rose Constantino
Constantino's course in forensic nursing will give students access to digitized images from various locations. She plans to follow-up on her current work with a proposal to the NIMH.
"Next-Door" Videoconferencing for
Levy gave a brief synopsis of this project. He and
Internet2 Resident Teaching Grant -- Michael B. Gorin, Joseph
Gorin and Warnicki were not in attendance.
Vice Provost Andrew Blair represented Klinzing who could not be in attendance.
changes were requested to the minutes of the
Communications -- Cohn
Frieze reported that the survey instrument was still under construction.
Faculty Training --
Karimi reported that this subcommittee (a joint group with members of the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence) has not met yet.
Security -- Draus
Draus had no new information to report.
High Performance Network Applications Initiative -- Hoelzeman
Jones reported that she had created a Website (http://www.pitt.edu/~vpres/CAC/HPNAI/HPNAI.htm) for the Initiative and asked Council for suggestions regarding any additional information that they would like to see on the Website.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING SERVICES & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT -- JINX WALTON
Walton was not in attendance at the meeting. No formal report was offered.
No new business was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at