Impact of a Cyberinfrastructure Enterprise on the Nation's Workforce: Visualizations of a Decade of NCSA's Diaspora

14 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2017

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James Howison

University of Texas at Austin

Nicholas Berente

University of Notre Dame

James Cheng

University of Texas at Austin

Amanda Sutton

University of Texas at Austin

Heath Naquin

University of Texas at Austin

Date Written: August 29, 2017

Abstract

Conceived in terms of diaspora, the impact of CI enterprises can be thought of in terms of workforce development, strengthening leading edge industrial knowledge, and building national capabilities. To investigate how we might think through the diaspora of CI enterprises, we conducted a pilot study of one major CI enterprise: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We compiled and analyzed data from 425 key employees who departed NCSA in the decade from 2003-2013. Often the best way to make sense of complex data involves visualization, and the purpose of this effort was to experiment with visualizations of this diaspora data in an effort to better understand the impact of NCSA’s diaspora.

Keywords: cyberinfrastructure, workforce, impact

Suggested Citation

Howison, James and Berente, Nicholas and Cheng, James and Sutton, Amanda and Naquin, Heath, Impact of a Cyberinfrastructure Enterprise on the Nation's Workforce: Visualizations of a Decade of NCSA's Diaspora (August 29, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3028931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3028931

James Howison

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Nicholas Berente (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

James Cheng

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Amanda Sutton

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Heath Naquin

University of Texas at Austin ( email )

2317 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
United States

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