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Reagan MooreReagan Moore
Director, Data Intensive Cyber-Environments; Professor, School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Policy-Based Data Management

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

Data grids were originally developed to enable organization of distributed data into collections that provided provenance information, descriptive information, and administrative information. The data grids persistently managed the attributes associated with each file. This view of data management has now evolved to support the organization of both information and knowledge. The integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS) encapsulates domain knowledge in policies and procedures through computer actionable rules and computer executable workflows. Multiple use cases will be presented on the application of rules to enforce management policies, automate administrative tasks, validate assessment criteria, and implement processing pipelines. The iRODS data grid is applied at scale, on collections with petabytes of data, with hundreds of millions of files, and across international collaborations.

Reagan Moore is the Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, professor in the School of Information and Library Science, and Chief Scientist at the Renaissance Computing Institute. Moore coordinates research efforts in development of policy-based data management systems that are used to support data grids, digital libraries, processing pipelines and persistent archives. Moore is the co-principal investigator for the development of the integrated Rule Oriented Data System (iRODS). The iRODS technology automates the application of management policies, automates validation of assessment criteria, and minimizes the labor required to manage massive distributed data collections. The iRODS software is available as an open source distribution at Moore has a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967), and a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego (1978).

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