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The panelists will represent international projects and will discuss two main topics:
1) Description of various international projects: what is your international research project about and how do you run it?
2) Description of “best practices”: what are some challenges your project faced? What are advantages/disadvantages to an international project? What are advantages/disadvantages to how you set your project up? How did you get started?
The panel format will be: three to five panelists will each make short presentations on topic 1, followed by panel discussion and audience questions. The panelists will then make short presentations on topic 2, followed by panel discussion and audience questions.
Possible topics of conversation include:
- How much time is spent on project management? Who performs this work?
- What projects participants are involved? What is their geographic location? Who funds the work? Who is involved? What community is impacted?
- What would you do differently if you were to start again? What best practices have you learned?
- Should research be guided by the projects or should researchers expect to receive recurring funds not signposted from the institutions?
- Are international projects synonymous with institutional funding or communities can organize themselves?
The purpose of this panel is to educate the audience on international projects and best practices/lessons learned (including in project management).
The panelists are being selected to represent various types of projects around the world and are being invited by the panel co-chairs; we do welcome volunteers. Please email us if you would like to volunteer or require further information.
Pierre Bilodeau PhD, Chief Operating Officer International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada)
Dr. Pierre Bilodeau has 15+ years of experience in managing S&T partnerships, program delivery, and R&D activities in both public and private sectors. As ISTPCanada’s Chief Operating Officer, he manages and monitors policies and collaboration programs under S&T cooperation agreements between Canada and three trading partner countries: Brazil, China and India. Previously, Pierre worked at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as Director where he managed, developed and implemented innovative programs to support university-industry partnerships and international collaboration. He also engaged with several external stakeholders on S&T related issues through his active membership on the NRC-AAFC-NRCan Advisory Committee for the National Bio-product Program, the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), and the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) to name just a few. Prior to joining NSERC, Pierre occupied several R&D positions with Medicago Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel vaccines and therapeutics to address a broad range of infectious diseases. During this time, he also served as adjunct professor in Plant Sciences at Université Laval in Québec City. This built on his previous experience as a research scientist with the Crop and Plant Business Unit at the Alberta Research Council, and as a postdoctoral fellow with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Division of Plant Industry in Canberra, Australia. Pierre was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to attend the Australian National University for his PhD (1997) in plant sciences. He holds a bachelor degree (1990) and a Master’s degree (1992) in biochemistry from Université Laval.
Dr. Yasutaka Kamei
Yasutaka Kamei is an assistant professor at Kyushu University in Japan. He has been a research fellow of the JSPS (PD) from July 2009 to March 2010. From April 2010 to March 2011, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University in Canada. His research interests include empirical software engineering, open source software engineering and mining software repositories (MSR). His work in international research collaboration has been published at premier venues like ICSE, FSE, ESEM, MSR and ICSM, as well as in major journals like TSE, EMSE and IST. He received the B.E. degree (2005) in Informatics from Kansai University, and the M.E. degree (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2009) in Information Science from Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
Dr. Tim Menzies
Tim Menzies (Ph.D., UNSW, 1995) is a full Professor in CS at North Carolina State University where he teaches software engineering and search-based SE. His research relates to synergies between human and artificial intelligence, with particular application to data mining for software engineering. He is the author of over 230 referred publications; and is one of the 100 most cited authors in software engineering out of over 39,000 researchers. In his career, he has been a lead researcher on projects for NSF, NIJ, DoD, NASA, USDA, as well as joint research work with private companies. Prof. Menzies is the co-founder of the PROMISE conference series devoted to reproducible experiments in software engineering. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering and the Automated Software Engineering Journal. In 2015, he will serve as co-chair for the ICSE'15 NIER track.
Marco Tulio Valente
Marco Tulio Valente received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (2002), where he is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department, since 2010. Previously, he was an associate professor at PUC Minas, Brazil, for ten years. His research interests include software architecture and modularity, software maintenance and evolution, and software quality analysis. He is a “Researcher I-D” of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). He also holds a “Researcher from Minas Gerais State” scholarship, from FAPEMIG. Valente has co-authored more than 60 refereed papers in international conferences and journals. Currently, he heads the Applied Software Engineering Research Group (ASERG), at DCC/UFMG, which counts with one associate researcher, seven PhD students, and four master students. He coordinated the Pequi international research project, with INRIA's RMod Group (2011-2013). Currently, Valente is also a member of a STICAmsud-CAPES project, which includes researchers from Brazil, France, and Chile.
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