Welcome to CENIC `07: Making Waves, the annual conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.
This year's conference has been a rousing success, and in order to make next year's conference
even better, we need your feedback! Please visit the CENIC `07: Making Waves
conference surveys to offer your opinions and suggestions.
And be sure to check back soon for archived webcasts of this year's keynote speakers as well.
We look forward to seeing you all next year as our annual conference heads northward to the historic city of Oakland, CA in 2008!
Making Waves Keynote Speakers
Sunne Wright McPeak Monday, March 12, 2007
In July of 2006, the President of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Chairman of the recently formed California Emerging
Technology Fund (CETF) Michael Peevey announced that the Board of Directors of the CETF had chosen Ms. McPeak to be its President and Chief
Executive Officer, effective November 20, 2006.
The California Public Utilities Commission established the CETF to achieve ubiquitous access to broadband and advanced services in California through
the use of emerging technologies by the year 2010. [ MORE ]
John R. Delaney Tuesday, March 13, 2007
John Delaney is Director of the NEPTUNE Program and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington. A marine geologist, his research
focuses on the deep-sea volcanic activity of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
In September 2005, Delaney co-led the VISIONS `05 research cruise, which successfully broadcast the first-ever live high-definition video imagery from the seafloor.
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Cherri M. Pancake Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Cherri M. Pancake is Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Intel Faculty Fellow at Oregon State University. In her first career, she
conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Guatemalan Indian communities, where she applied cross-cultural survey and interviewing techniques to study social change.
Since receiving a PhD in Computer Engineering, she has applied her ethnographic training to usability engineering, specifically the problem of how complex
software can better support the conceptual models and computing strategies of practicing scientists and engineers.
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Come to Calit2@UCSD!
As part of the Making Waves conference program, talks and demonstrations will be held on Monday, March 12, 2007
at the CA Institution for Telecommunications
and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego, less than two miles from the San Diego La Jolla Marriott Hotel, home of the conference main programming.
Convenient transportation will be provided
both to and from Calit2, where attendees will hear talks and see presentations and demos of the best that this high-performance research institute has to offer.
A UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership, Calit2 represents a new mechanism to address large-scale societal issues by bringing together multidisciplinary teams
of the best minds (both on and beyond UC campuses) in a way that had been impossible earlier.
Calit2 is taking ideas beyond theory into practice, accelerating innovation and shortening the time to product development and job creation. Where the
university traditionally has focused on education and research, Calit2 extends that focus to include development and deployment of prototype infrastructure
for testing new solutions in a real-world context.
CENIC is delighted to offer this trip to Calit2 as part of our conference program and is proud that the CalREN network plays a part in the Institute's successes.
To learn more, visit www.calit2.net.