National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia

National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, PA (October 26) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), in collaboration with The Quilt, a national consortium of research and education networks across the US, hosted the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Principal Investigators (PI) and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop in Philadelphia last week.

“The success of the Philadelphia workshop is based on the meaningful dialogue among colleagues from across the nation highlighting the latest research, best practices and possibilities for advanced cyberinfrastructure research and collaboration,” said Wendy Huntoon, KINBER’s president and CEO.

“The Philadelphia workshop brought together a unique set of individuals, program topics, and discussion that collectively is the basis for addressing challenges as well as possibilities for advanced cyberinfrastructure and collaboration for scientific research and education,” said Jen Leasure, president and CEO of The Quilt.

Building upon the success of past NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure Program (CC*) Workshops, this year’s event added the NSF Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program PIs. At the workshop, NSF award recipients met in-person, exchanged project findings, interacted with national cyberinfrastructure experts and collaborated across project areas and project regions.

The workshop promoted dialogue across a range of important and timely topics in campus networking including the larger context of campus cyberinfrastructure and cyberinfrastructure security.

The 2016 PI Workshop was co-located with two other community meetings, the ESnet Site Coordinators Committee (ESCC) meeting and The Quilt Fall Member Meeting. The three events have convened over 250 participants representing 136 different institutions. Joint programming with the other two co-located event participants on Oct. 19-20 provided an opportunity to develop stronger ties between campus cyberinfrastructure, network security, science driven applications and regional networks as technical and cyberinfrastructure resources.

Presentations from the workshop, which was supported by NSF grant 1644335, are available online here to provide an ongoing resource for the campus community on campus cyberinfrastructure and cybersecurity research and practices.


The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network. The non-profit membership organization is comprised of education, healthcare, economic development, libraries, public media, government and other non-profit organizations devoted to fostering collaboration through technology. Established in 2010 through a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, KINBER provides network connectivity and services to more than 80 organizations in Pennsylvania. KINBER is committed to delivering equitable, reliable and affordable digital infrastructure and tools to inspire tomorrow’s scientific discoveries, enable the exchange of ideas and culture among diverse populations, educate the next generation of citizens and revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. For more information, visit or follow @KINBER on Twitter.

About The Quilt

Based on The Quilt participants’ combined experiences in operations and development of leading-edge technologies, The Quilt aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure, with particular emphasis on networking for research and education. Through this coalition, The Quilt promotes delivery of networking services at lower cost, higher performance and greater reliability and security. For more information, visit

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