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 June 21 @ 2pm ET

None Scheduled None Scheduled
Friday June 28 @ 2pm ET

Dori Sajdak/Univ of Buffalo ColdFront
Friday July 5 @ 2pm ET

None Scheduled None Scheduled
Friday July 12 @ 2pm ET

Shawn Campbell/Malone Univ Virtual vs. Physical DTNs
Friday July 19 @ 2pm ET

Nick Buraglio/ESnet SDN
Friday July 26 @ 2pm ET Julie Ma/MGHPCC

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  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


2018 Talks

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


2017 Talks

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