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Experiences Developing International Partnerships for Education and Research in Computing

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Information and Network Security

Tagged Division

Computing & Information Technology

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

23.567.1 - 23.567.8

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https://peer.asee.org/19581

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26

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Jason St. John Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Jason St. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Technology (Network Engineering Technology concentration) from Purdue University, West Lafayette in December 2010. In January 2011, he accepted a position as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University working under Dr. Thomas Hacker. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in high performance computing systems.

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Thomas J. Hacker Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Thomas J. Hacker is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His research interests include cyberinfrastructure systems, high performance computing, and the reliability of large-scale supercomputing systems. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a member of IEEE, the ACM, and ASEE.

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Raymond A Hansen Purdue University

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Prof. Raymond Hansen is a faculty member in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. He has over five years of experience in developing international partnerships.

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Natasha N. Nikolaidis Purdue University

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Natasha Nikolaidis holds a bachelor’s degree from Reed College and a master’s from Portland State University. She is currently an operations manager for the Office of the Vice President for Research at Purdue University. She is responsible for project management on large faculty research portfolios in a variety of disciplines, including biology, nanotechnology, engineering, information technology, and education.

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Robert M Trinkle Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Robert Trinkle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette in May 2009. In December 2009, he accepted a position as Network Engineer in the department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. In addition, he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Network Security.

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Abstract

Experiences Developing International Partnerships for Education and Research in ComputingOver the past few years, we have been working to develop international partnerships incomputing between our institution in the United States and peer departments in Colombia, Peru,Ireland, and Norway. Over this period of time, based on our experiences we have developed aprocess for developing and deepening strategic partnerships in computing and informationtechnology. The approach we have developed involves several stages that begins with an initialmeeting at a conference or workshop (usually at an international venue) in which both sidesdetermine that there are several areas of overlapping interest and problems affecting both groupsin the unique context of their institution, government and culture. These problems often have acommon root cause and solution that motivate further discussion and joint problem-solvingactivities. This initial contact can lead to identification of opportunities on either side that can beenhanced by leveraging a strategic partnership from one institution to another. The efforts putinto developing joint activities that are mutually beneficial can establish a track record of priorand preliminary work that can be built upon in an incremental fashion to develop a jointeducation and research program that is mutually beneficial to the faculty, students, andinstitutions.In this paper, we describe our experiences in exploring and developing these partnerships, anddescribe a process we have learned through experience that have led to funded activities. Webelieve the experiences described in this paper will be useful and interesting to others seeking todevelop and deepen international partnerships with peer departments and institutions.

St. John, J., & Hacker, T. J., & Hansen, R. A., & Nikolaidis, N. N., & Trinkle, R. M. (2013, June), Experiences Developing International Partnerships for Education and Research in Computing Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19581

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