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New Frontiers Initiative Webinar Series

The New Frontiers Initiative in cooperation with the Blue Waters Project at the University of Illinois offers a variety of webinars throughout the year to assist our partners in learning about the range of research, software development, and workforce development activities among our partners and the University of Illinois.

The upcoming and past events follow:

Date Title Slides Video
March 16, 2021 Python in an HPC Environment
by Ryan Mokos, Roland Haas, and Maxim Belkin, University of Illinois
Slides to be posted Video to be posted
March 2, 2021 Introduction to HPC and Blue Waters
by Bill Kramer, Brett Bode, and Greg Bauer, University of Illinois
Slides Video to be posted
January 19, 2021 HDF technologies and Resources for Geospatial Data
by The HDF Group
Slides Video
December 15, 2020 The 50 cm Quest for the Land Carbon Sink
by Compton Tucker, NASA/GSFC; Martin Brandt, University of Copenhagen;
Ankit Kariryaa, University of Bremen; and 21 other coauthors
Slides video to be posted after
the findings are published
December 1, 2020 CyberGISX for Reproducible and Scalable Geospatial Research and Education
by Anand Padmanabhan, University of Illinois
Slides Video
November 17, 2020 Advancing Crop Monitoring and Modeling From Field to Regional Scales

to Assess Agroecosystem Productivity, Sustainability, and Climate Adaptations
by Kaiyu Guan, University of Illinois

upon request* upon request*
November 10, 2020 Open Source Scientific Gateways for Geospatial Data
by Luigi Marini, University of Illinois
Slides Video

Please register for the webinars to receive the connection information.

* To make requests, offer suggestions or leave comments, please send email to