Research increasingly depends on software, but much of that software is not sustained: it's not maintained and can't easily be reused, reducing reproducibility and leading to new development rather than collaboration. This talk will highlight some software sustainability challenges, such as software citation, software career paths, and FAIR for research software, as well as some recent progress in addressing these challenges.
Daniel S. Katz is Chief Scientist at NCSA and Research Associate Professor in CS, ECE, and the iSchool. His interest is in the development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scales. His technical research interests are in applications, algorithms, fault tolerance, and programming in parallel and distributed computing, including HPC, Grid, Cloud, etc. He is also interested in policy issues, including citation and credit mechanisms and practices associated with software and data, organization and community practices for collaboration, and career paths for computing researchers.