Community Engagement and Interoperability

Education, Outreach, and Training (EOT). Grant support. Collaboration via advanced computing remotely.

The Community Engagement and Interoperability directorate helps Indiana University, PTI, and UITS Research Technologies translate innovation into meaningful improvements in the quality of life for residents of Indiana, the US, and the world.

Three management groups help to ensure collaboration, campus bridging, grant, and EOT activities are fostered between all of the centers in PTI.  They also connect IU faculty, staff, and students to each other and to cyberinfrastructure at IU and nationally.

  • Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure (CBRI)
  • Collaboration Engagement and Support Group (CESG)
  • Jetstream Project Management and Outreach


Program Director, Community Engagement and Interoperability

Therese Miller is the program director for Community Engagement and Interoperability at the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute's Research Technologies division.

Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure


Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure (CBRI) enables IU researchers, scholars, and artists to easily and effectively "bridge" from their personal and lab computing systems to IU’s advanced research cyberinfrastructure and national cyberinfrastructure resources such as XSEDE.

Our work

CBRI implements software and delivers training to make the integrated use of diverse cyberinfrastructure resources as easy as possible for the user. The general goal of campus bridging is to create the appearance of "virtual proximity"—so that any computing resources you use, local or national, feel as if they are just peripherals attached to your laptop computer.


Collaboration and Engagement Support Group

CESG facilitates a variety of activities with regards to EOT and grant support including:

  •  Reporting on annual activities of PTI via publication of the PTI annual report focusing on the science enabled and societal benefits
  • Facilitating collaboration between IU researchers, scholars, artists, clinicians, and engineers within RT and OVPIT
  • Education, outreach, and training activities
  • Management of major events sponsored by UITS RT
  • Assistance with grant proposal preparation and submission
  • Post-award project management
  • Survey administration and analysis
  • Publication of scholarly papers, journal articles and technical reports via IU Scholarworks

Research Technologies provides education, outreach, and training (EOT) for many different communities, including:

  • New, underserved and diverse user communities
  • IU faculty, students, and staff
  • K-12 students and teachers
  • Residents of the state of Indiana
  • The general public

EOT activities are related to advanced technology and high performance computing, and they help our users and partners achieve maximum benefit from IU’s technology services and resources.

Research Technologies can help develop a successful grant proposal by offering the following services:

  • Providing cyberinfrastructure information for facilities statements
  • Consulting on data management plans
  • Providing letters of support for IU's resource commitment

Providing custom programming and application development for a fee—which could help you enhance and expand your research goals

Contact CESG


Winona Snapp-Childs

Robert Ping 
Julie Wernert