Published: May 10, 2022

Department of Computer Science professor and chair of the Computing Community Consortium Liz Bradley is an organizer and panel moderator for the prestigious Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) 30th-Anniversary Symposium.

Thirty years ago, Congress recognized the importance of advancing federal investment in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and established a mechanism by which the Federal Government could maximize and coordinate its HPC research and development (R&D) investments.

The HPC Act of 1991 has expanded in scope and evolved over the years into the NITRD program with 25 Federal agencies. In fiscal year 2022, Federal agencies are investing approximately $7.8 billion in NITRD activities. 

The NITRD 30th-Anniversary Symposium will bring together leading experts from the government, academic, and private sectors to both mark NITRD’s past accomplishments and look to the future. The full-day agenda includes speakers and panels in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), networking and security, privacy, the internet of things (IoT), and computing at scale. As a group, they will present the latest advances and discuss where research is headed.

The Symposium has been organized by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), in collaboration with NITRD National Coordination Office (NCO).

Professor Bradley will be a panel moderator for Panel 3 – "AI/ML" at 2:15 PM (ET) with panelists Yolanda Gil, Chad Jenkins, Talitha Washington, and Patti Ordonez. Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have transformed all of science and engineering and nearly every sector of our economy. This panel will characterize seminal federally-funded advances over the last three decades leading to today’s AI/robotics revolution, along with the challenges of fairness and trustworthiness that society faces in the years ahead.

Professor Bradley's research interests include nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear time-series analysis. She has mentored more than 90 graduate, undergraduate, and high-school students and half a dozen postdocs. She is a member of the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and the recipient of a National Young Investigator award, Packard and Radcliffe Fellowships, and the University of Colorado system’s highest teaching award.