Organised by Henry Neeman and Scott Lathropp.
This panel session is focused on gathering recommendations on mechanisms to expand the Cyberinfrastructure (CI) workforce via formal and informal education and training opportunities in CI, Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E), Data Science and related areas. The panel members have been selected to provide and elicit fresh, new, and controversial perspectives on strategies to prepare a larger and more diverse CI workforce that can advance research, discovery, scholarly studies, and economic competitiveness through the application of computational and data-enabled tools, resources, and methods across all sectors of society. The SC16 audience members will be encouraged to actively participate through oral and written communications during the session, and will be encouraged to contribute their suggestions via social media and public discussion forums after the conference ends. The panel discussions and subsequent submissions will be critical to developing a report documenting the community’s recommendations, to be completed by mid-2017.