Founding Members

The founding members of CENTRA are the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory of the University of Florida with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the USA, the Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA) of the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) with support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, and the ASEAN International Virtual Organization (IVO) funded by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT), Japan.

Each partner hosts workshops, supports researcher visits to other partners, hosts CENTRA collaborators and provides access to cyberinfrastructure testbeds. In addition to scientific outcomes, CENTRA is developing a framework to coordinate research involving these and other partners in order to achieve scientific progress and engage junior researchers in international activities.

Partners - Institutional Members

  • Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory, University of Florida, USA
  • ASEAN International Virtual Organization (ASEAN IVO), National Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (NICT), Japan
  • Center of Excellence for Cyber-Enablement of Applications (CECEA), Taiwan
  • The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal
  • Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA)

Researchers

Member researchers who engage and advise junior researchers in CENTRA-related projects include the following:

Name Role and Institution Interests
Peter Arzberger University of California at San Diego  
Corey Baker Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at San Diego Cyber physical systems, opportunistic wireless communication for IoT, smart cities, smart homes, mobile health environments
James Beach Assistant Director for Informatics, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas Biodiversity informatics, open-source biocollections software
Maxine Brown Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory University of Illinois at Chicago Scientific visualization, collaboration, human-computer interfaces, high-performance computing, international network infrastructure
Charlie Catlett       Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago Urban data science, cyber security and privacy, mobile devices and social networks
Bill Chang Special Advisor in the Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation, the University of Hawaii Systems  
Ken-Hsuan Chang Researcher, National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Taiwan  
Ling-huang Chang Professor, National Taichung University, Taiwan Software-defined networking, wireless sensor networks
Yi-Chun Chang Researcher, National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, Taiwan  
Ling-Jyh Chen Associate Researcher, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Participatory urban sensing, networked sensing systems, smart cities
Yen-Jong Chen Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Urban systems, housing economics, energy application, green city
Hsiu-Mei Chou Associate Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Large-scale scientific data management, data visualization, user experience
Susumu Date Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan Grid, cloud, software-defined network
Peter Dinda       Professor, Dep. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University     Virtualization, HPC, emphatic computing, performance models
Tung-Yun (Tony) Fan Researcher, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan Integrated coastal zone management research; reproduction, physiology, ecology and cultivation of coral reef organisms
Renato Figueiredo Professor, University of Florida Peer-to-peer, cloud and autonomic computing, virtualized systems
Jose Fortes Professor, AT&T Eminent Scholar, University of Florida Distributed software-defined systems
Kazutoshi Fujikawa Researcher, NARA Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan  
Masanori Goto Researcher, NAIST, Japan  
Jason Haga Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan IoT, visualization, user experience, interdisciplinary collaboration
Thomas Harmon Professor, University of California at Merced Environment sensors, soil, aquatic and groundwater systems
Tung-Ju Hsieh CECEA Lecturer and Associate Professor, National Taipei University of Technology  
Julio Ibarra Assistant Vice President for Technology Augmented Research, Florida International University Cyberinfrastructure, Networking, Internet Technologies
Kohei Ichikawa Associate Professor, NAIST, Japan Distributed systems, virtualization, software-defined network
Shantenu Jha Professor of Computer Engineering, Rutgers University High-performance distributed computing, computational science, cyberinfrastructure
Tung-Ju Hsieh CECEA Lecturer and Associate Professor, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan  
Chung-I Huang Associate Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Computer vision, image processing
Weicheng Huang Senior Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Could, big data
Eiji Kawai Laboratory Director, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan SDI, tesbed, IoT
Myat Thiri Khine Assistant Lecturuer, University of Computer Studies, Myanmar  
Yoshiyuki Kido Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan Tile-Display Wall, software-defined network
Chih-Yu Kou CECEA Lecturer and Researcher, Academia Sinica, Taiwan  
Li-Chi Ku Engineer, National Center for High-performance computing, Taiwan Software defined network
Hyuk-Jae Lee Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea Smart sensors, high-performance computing, image processing
Jen-Gaw Lee Associate Researcher, National Center for High-performance computing, Taiwan  
Jason Leigh Professor of Computer Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa Data visualization, virtual reality, collaboration technologies
I-En (Ian) Liao Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan Data mining, XML database, big data analytics, information security
Fang-Pang Lin Division Director, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Could computing, sensor network, disaster management, smart cities
Jason Liu Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University Modeling and simulation, computer networking, parallel computing, computer systems
Te-Lung Liu Research Fellow, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan High-speed communication network, fiber internet, network planning and management, design and planning for future platform
Jing Yuan Luke Senior Staff, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia  
Toshiyuki Miyachi Director of Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center, NICT, Japan Network testbed
Ikuo Nagawa Associate Professor, Osaka University, Japan  
Akihiro Nakao Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan Software-defined network
Tho Nguyen Managing Director of the Center for Automata Processing and Senior Research Program Officer, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Virgina Cyber-physical systems, environmental sensing, resiliency, large-scale system modeling
Rong-Rong (Delphia) Nien Research Assistant, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Sensor automation, GUI programming
Katia Obraczka Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz Networks, distributed/operating systems, Internet, mobile systems
Rui Oliveira Associate Professor and Director of HASLab, INESTEC, Portugal Distributed systems
Hong Hoe Ong Senior Director, MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia  
Phil Papadopoulos Chief Technology Officer, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego High-Performance Computing, cluster computing, middleware
Frederick Kin Hing Phoa Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Social network analysis, nature-inspired evolutionary algorithm, paralle computer, big data
Beth Plale Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University Data science and systems
Calton Pu Professor, John Imlay Jr. Chair in Software, College of Computing, Georgia Tech Distributed systems, Internet, data management, disaster management
Glenn Ricart Founder and CTO, US Ignite Smart cities, networking and security
Myint Myint Sein Assistant Professor, University of Computer Studies, Myanmar  
Steven Shiau Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Parallel processing, open source development, cloud and big data
Ce-Kuen Shieh Director, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Distributed and parallel processing, internet and wireless communication, micro-computer system, operation system
Shinji Shimojo NICT and Osaka University, Japan IoT, software-defined system, commons, smart cities
Shava Smallen Programmer, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego Grid computing, parallel tomography
Aimee Stewart Research Architect, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Distributed computing, databases
Cheng-Kai (Ceasar) Sun Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan HI-VISION
Christopher Stewart Professor, The Ohio State University Performance modeling, distributed platforms, autonomic resource management, computer architecture
Tso-Chung Sung Assistant Researcher, National Museum of Marine Science and Technology, Taiwan Integration of RFID and WSN technology, integration of shipyard production management, museum non-standard education
Ryousei Takano Group Leader, AIST, Japan Operating systems, high performance networking, distributed parallel computing
Yoshio Tanaka Director of Information Technology Research Institute, AIST, Japan Distributed computing, cyber physical systems, security
Valerie Taylor Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor, Texas A&M University HPC, performance modeling of distributed applications, smart cities
Hui Ping Tsai Postdoctoral Fellow, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan Remote sensing, land use and land cover change, climate variability
Whey-Fone Tsai Senior Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Environmental modeling, disaster management, big data application, geo-spatial application
Nadya Williams Systems Application Specialist, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California at San Diego Software architecture, virtualization
Taichi Wang Assistant Researcher, National Center for High-performance Computing, Taiwan Social networks, spatial statistics, design of experiments
Shyhtsun Felix Wu Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of College of Engineering, University of California at Davis Cyber security, social computing
Xinfu Wu Associate Professor, Texas A&M University High performance computing, performance and power modeling, energy-efficient computing
Hiroaki Yamanaka Researcher, NICT, Japan Software-defined network, virtualization, edge computing, IoT
Ming-Der Yang Professor, National Chung Hsing University Image processing, remote sensing, GIS, environmental modeling, disaster management
Chu-Sing Yang Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Internet technology, pervasive computing, surveillance system, SDN-OpenFlow
Chi-Wei Yi Professor, National Chiao Tung University sensor networks, intelligent transportation systems, mobile sensing, data mining

Students

Name Role and Institution Interests
Saumitra Aditya PhD Student, University of Florida Networked systems, network virtualization, social networks
Adam Grupa PhD Student, The Ohio State University Autonomic computing, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, neural networks
Ming Tai Ha PhD Student, Rutgers University High-performance computing, distributed computing
Dylan Kobayashi PhD Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa SAGE2 development, data visualization, multiple tiled displays
Srivattsan Sridharan PhD Student, University of Florida Autonomic computing, distributed computing, software-defined systems, model definition for information systems
Kensworth Subratie PhD Student, University of Florida Virtual networks, distributed storage and resource access control
Hsin-Hung Tseng Undergraduate Student, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan HI-VISION
Pongsakorn U-chupala PhD Student, NAIST, Japan Software-defined network, high-performance computing
Ryan Vrecenar PhD Student, Texas A&M University Reverse engineering, security, binary modeling

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