Indermohan MongaExecutive Director, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
The size of the digital universe is growing at an exponential rate, with machine-generated data adding significantly to that growth. Data acquisition in its raw form and its transformation through data analysis into insights requires a network infrastructure that makes collection and movement of data from instrument to data center to high-performance computing or cloud a seamless experience. This talk with discuss established design patterns, emerging trends and unsolved problems based on experiences at Energy Sciences Network, the network super-highway supporting big-data science research for Office of Science, Department of Energy.
Indermohan (Inder) S. Monga serves as the Division Director for Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Executive Director of Energy Sciences Network, a high-performance network user facility optimized for large-scale science, interconnecting the National Laboratory System in the United States. Under his leadership, the organization also focuses on advancing the science of networking for collaborative and distributed research applications. He contributes to ongoing research projects tackling network programmability, analytics and quality of experience driving convergence between application layer and the network. He currently holds 23 patents and has 20+ years of industry and research experience in telecommunications and data networking. His undergraduate degree in electrical/electronics engineering is from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, with graduate studies from Boston University.
Ana HunsingerVice President, Community Engagement at Internet2
Ana Hunsinger, Vice President of Community Engagement will present Internet2’s current and forward-looking vision – one that capitalizes on a rich history of community involvement and work to operate and develop core infrastructure components in support of both the research community and the academy on a national and global scale. Today, Internet2 is entering a new chapter capitalizing on 20 years of success since its initial inception. With a more holistic approach to services and technologies, Hunsinger will focus her talk on how Internet2 is focusing its efforts to support the US research community through joint collaborations and partnerships.
Beyond these collaborative efforts, Internet2 also provides critical infrastructure in support of the US research and education community. These elements include a high-performance research and education data network, richly interconnected globally, the InCommon trusted global cross-institutional identity and access management federation and key partnerships with commercial cloud service providers. This unique combination of physical infrastructure components and human networking enable Internet2, along with other global NREN’s, to be better positioned to tackle the next evolution of scientific, research and educational challenges together.
Ana Hunsinger, Vice President, Community Engagement at Internet2, has executive management responsibilities for Internet2’s membership and engagement programs to support Internet2’s higher education, affiliates and industry members. She also oversees research engagement and international engagement as well as community events and communications. Ana and her staff work closely with Internet2 staff in other areas to support programmatic goals and recurring proactive interaction with the Internet2 member community. As part of community engagement, Ana also leads efforts within Internet2 and the broader R&E community to increase diversity and inclusivity and more meaningful participation of women in IT.
Previously, Ana served as Director of Regional and State Network Relations and from also managed FiberCo, a project funded by Internet2 for providing the means for acquiring, holding and assigning fiber optic assets in support of the Internet2 community. At the beginning of her career at Internet2, Ana also was program manager of Internet2's international program and relationships. She has been active in the Internet2 community since 1998 and prior to joining Internet2, Ana worked at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Ana resides in Denver, Colorado. She has a BS in Computer Science and BAs in both Film Studies and Philosophy as well as a Master Degree in Philosophy, all from the University of Kansas.
DaeYoung Kim(Former) Professor, Chungnam National University
The primary challenge at the birth of APAN was the lack of network connections among Asian economies. As a way to facilitate such connections, the APAN Backbone Committee (BBC) had come up with the idea of APAN Clusters; that of North-East Asia, South-East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. The task was to be tackled in three layers; connections among clusters, connections within each clusters, and facilitation of the domestic R&E networks in some member economies. On top of that, the whole APAN region had to secure fat common pipes, each to North America and Europe. The talk highlights how these challenges have been met through APAN community efforts, also collaboratively with North American and European partners. The talk also touches upon the challenges imposed by huge cultural diversities within the region and how APAN has succeeded in establishing a firm ground for highly friendly cooperation among member economies for the last 20 plus years. Audience will also be entertained with snap shots of some successful application areas like high-end videos, agriculture, medical, and cyber-performance.
Dr. DY Kim has got BS (’75) at Seoul National University (SNU), and MS (’77) and PhD (’83) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), all in EE. He has worked with Chungnam National University (CNU) as professor in the Dept. of InfoCom Engineering since 1983 until his early retirement in 2015. During his academic career, he has had visits to Univ. Aachen, Univ. Hannover as coworker and to UC Davis, Univ. of Kyoto as well as to UPMC Paris as a visiting scholar. His involvement with the R&E network had started, in early 90s, with managing one of the first three nodes of KOREN, the first Korean high-speed network testbed. This had driven him, encouraged by Prof. Kilnam Chon, to joining the early APAN in 1997. Ever since, he has been a core member of APAN-KR, facilitating the KR community in APAN activities, for some years through a non-profit company ANF (Advanced Network Forum). He served as APAN Chair for three years before leaving the community. He had also been involved in international standardization activities, serving as chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6 for 9 years. He has now retreated into a peaceful countryside after retirement and busies himself with swimming, Pilates, struggling to improve his Japanese, playing a traditional Korean small flute Danso, and especially indulges himself in writing a book on early Korean history.
Terry SmithTechnical Engagement and Support Manager, Australian Access Federation
Driven by the collaborative nature of research, sharing of high end research infrastructure and large data sets, management of identity and access has surfaced as a problem that is difficult to enunciate, has many actors involved, can be hard to do consistently and is regularly overlooked until it’s too late. This results in less that optimal collaboration which can lead to the adoption of convoluted manual process to manage identity and access. This frustrates researchers, can be a system security risk and generally results in yet another username and password for the user to remember.
When Identity and Access management (IAM) is working well it is all but invisible. This presentation will examine this hidden and secret domain of IT infrastructure and policy that is one of the great enabler for collaboration and sharing. The question of “what is Identity and Access management” and it’s genesis over past decades will underpin the importance of IAM to the whole community will be investigated. The APAN community has identified IAM as a significant area dedicating resources to the IAM Working Party and IAM Task Force to advance the uptake of best practice IAM across the region. These initiatives are having an impact on IAM across the region, but it is slow and hard to achieve sustainability. Why is this so?
Globally IAM continues to grow and mature. The higher education and research sectors are stretching the boundaries of IAM to enrich collaboration amongst researchers and improve access to data while balancing the concerns of security and privacy. Existing commercial IAM products are perfectly suited for the delivery of institutional IAM but are failing to meet the identity and access requirements of cross domain global research initiatives. The NRENs across the APAN region are bridging the gaps by joining institutional IAM systems into regional identity federations. These federations are then joining globally to provide the opportunities for a researcher to collaborate on an international scale. Global federation such as eduroam and eduGAIN continue to grow and support these collaborations and the REFEDS (the Research and Education FEDerations group) bring together IAM practitioners globally to advance the technology and policies that support the successful delivery of identity federations.
Many efforts have been made to seek out that “killer application” to justify all the effort in IAM. Does such an application exist? With the killer application users will flock to the federation instantly making it a success! The problem with this thinking is it assumes IAM can be wrapped up as a projects and completed within a set time frame. The presentation will conclude by showing that Identity and Access management is more a life style choice than a discreet project which with the right support will deliver significant ongoing benefits.
Terry is the Australian Access Federation Technical Engagement and Support Manager. In early 2009 Terry managed the AAF Pilot project that boot-strapped today's AAF operation. Terry is responsible for providing support and training activities to the AAF subscriber community as well as working directly with subscribers to provide advanced technical integrations. Terry is an experienced IT professional who has been working in Identity and Access Management in the tertiary sector for more than 25 years. Terry has been the chair of the APAN Identity and Access Management working group since 2017. The working group aims to advance the uptake of identity federations across the APAN region. Over the past few years we have seen an increase in the awareness and uptake of eduroam, the global wireless roaming services and the birth of a number of identity federations in Honk Kong (HKAF), Singapore (SGSG), Malaysia (SIFULAN), Pakistan (PKIFED) and India (INFED) as well as the growth and expansion of existing federation across the region