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Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Date: February 8 to 11, 2009
Host: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Printed Conference Brochure and Schedule: http://ischools.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2009Program.pdf

By The Numbers

Total participants: 305
Papers: 31
Posters: 77
Roundtables: 14
Wildcards: 10
Workshops: 2

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2009 Organizers

iConference 2009 Planning Committee
José-Marie Griffiths, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John Bagby, Penn State University
Peter Bloniantz, University at Albany
Hong Cui, University of Arizona
Ron dietel, University of California Los Angeles
Mary Jo dorsey, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan Furner, University of California Los Angeles
Anne Gilliland-Swetland, University of California Los Angeles
Saira Haque, Syracuse University
Julia Kampov-Polevoi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
W. John MacMullen, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erik Mitchell, Wake Forest State University
Diane Neal, North Carolina Central University
Jeffrey Pomerantz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mahdu Reddy, Penn State University
Allen H. Renear, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Simon Spero, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jeffrey Stanton, Syracuse University
Fred Stutzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassidy Sugimoto, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eileen Trauth, Penn State University
John Unsworth, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kathy Wisser, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John Yen, Penn State University

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Songphan Cheomprang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Angela de Cenzo, University of California Los Angeles
Brenn Hill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Edgar Marston, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wanda Monroe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michael Penny, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maeve Reilly, University of illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jeffrey Tibbs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Keynote Speakers

Holden Thorp

Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plenary Speaker, Monday, February 9th

Holden Thorp is chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Carolina alumnus and faculty member, Chancellor Thorp was appointed July 2008 after serving as dean of UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is a Kenan professor and an award-win- ning teacher and researcher. He also chaired the nationally recognized department of Chemistry, where he has been a full professor since 1999. From 2001 to 2005, Thorp directed the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, guiding efforts to expand the planetarium’s original emphasis to become a comprehensive sci- ence education center for North Carolina.

Thorp has published more than 130 scholarly articles on the electronic properties of dNA and RNA. He invented technology for electronic dNA chips that is the basis of 19 issued or pending U.S. patents. For his dNA chip technology, Thorp was recognized as one of the Top innovators of 2001 by Fortune Small Business magazine. in 2005, Thorp co-founded Viamet Pharmaceuticals inc., a biotechnology company targeting metalloenzymes in the fields of infectious disease, inflammation and oncology.

Thorp has received many honors for his research, including the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young investigator Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the david and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, and both the New Faculty Award and Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille and Henry dreyfus Founda- tion. He received his bachelor of science degree with highest honors in chemistry from UNC in 1986. He earned a doctorate in chemistry from the California institute of Technology in 1989, was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University and started his faculty career at N.C. State University. He joined the UNC faculty in 1993.

Edward Seidel

Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation and the Floating Point Systems Professor in Louisiana State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy
Plenary Speaker, Tuesday, February 10th

Edward Seidel is a physicist recognized world- wide for his work on numerical relativity and black holes, as well as in high-performance and grid computing. He was director of Louisi- ana State University’s (LSU) Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) from 2003 – 2008 and he is the Floating Point Systems Professor in LSU’s departments of Physics & Astronomy and Computer Science. in addition to leading the CCT, he helped initiate, and is presently the chief scientist for, the $40 million Louisiana Optical Network initiative. in 2008, the National Science Foundation selected Seidel as its director for the Office of Cyberinfrastructure, in which he oversees advances in supercomputing, high-speed networking, data storage and software development on a national level. Seidel retains his faculty positions as well as his affiliation with CCT at LSU, and he frequently returns to the center to advise on research, projects and other strategic initiatives.

Seidel earned his Ph.d. from Yale University in relativistic astro- physics. Prior to becoming CCT director, Seidel was a professor at the Max-Planck-institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein institute, or AEi) in Germany from 1996-2003. There, Seidel founded and led AEi’s numerical relativity and e-science groups, which became leading forces worldwide in solving Einstein’s equations using large-scale computers, and in distributed and grid computing. He wasalso a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and associate professor in the Physics department at the University of illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Campbell

Director of Prometheus and Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences
Plenary Speaker, Wednesday, February 11th

Andrew Campbell has been researching the use of the internet, mobile phones and computer games and their impact on human behavior for more than 10 years. Having worked internationally with experts in the area of cyberpsychology, he has obtained experience in how the inter- net effects society at large as well as individual behavior.

Campbell is the director of Prometheus (www.prometheus.net. au) a scientific group dedicated to the research and application of technology towards the advancement of mental health treatments in such disorders as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AdHd), depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem and learning difficulties. He is a registered psychologist in the Australian state of New South Wales, where he runs a private clinic at the Brain and Mind Research institute at the University of Sydney. His practice is dedicated to the treatment of child and adolescent psychological disorders, specializing in the use of traditional developmental psychological therapy, as well as utilizing new cyber-psychological approaches for emerging problems such as computer game obsessional behavior (a.k.a. computer game addic- tion). Campbell has been interviewed extensively on the subject of cyberpsychology in international media and has a growing publication record in scientific journals.

Campbell received his Ph.d. in psychology, a MappSc. in psychol- ogy and a graduate diploma of higher education (awarded with merit) all from the University of Sydney. He received the Early Career Research Excellence Award-Faculty of Health Sciences from the University of Sydney in 2008.

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2009 Sponsors

The National Science Foundation

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Host Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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