Heidi Alvarez


Biographical Information in Brief Heidi L. Alvarez, PhD. Director, Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) at Florida International University Website: www.ciara.fiu.edu Email: [email protected] Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands Heidi chairs the Internet2 Caribbean Special Interest Group, working with Caribbean nations to advance their emerging research and education networking initiatives. Dr. Alvarez is the PI for the Global CyberBridges CI-TEAM three year implementation project (www.cyberbridges.net ). She has served as Co-PI for the AMPATH International Exchange Point since April, 2000 and as Co-PI for the Inter-regional Grid Enabled Center for High Energy Physics Research and Educational Outreach at FIU (CHEPREO) since 2003, as well as the Western Hemisphere Research and Education Network (WHREN) – Links Interconnecting Latin America (LILA) International Research Network Connections program since 2005. Dr. Alvarez also participates on the NSF UltraLight and PlaNets projects lead by Caltech. H. Alvarez, J. Ibarra, K. Kumar, C. Zhang, et. al., "CyberBridges: Integrating Advanced Grid Infrastructure with Science and Engineering", Proceedings of the TeraGrid Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2007. H. Alvarez, D. Chatfield, D. Cox, E. Crumpler, C. DCunha, R. Gutierrez, J. Ibarra, E. Johnson, K. Kumar, T. Milledge, G. Narasimhan, M. Sadjadi, and C. Zhang, "Cyberbridges: A Model Collaboration Infrastructure for e-Science", Proceedings of the the 7th IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2007 Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities Enabled by Information Communication Technology; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management, 80. ISBN 978-90–5892–90– 5892–112-3 ERIM Electronic Series Portal: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/1. 2006.

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