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CIRSS Seminar - The Big Data Hub Network: Augmenting the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem


Friday, November 17, 2017
4:15pm - 5:15pm

126 IS

Event Details

Session leaders: Melissa Cragin, Executive Director, Midwest Big Data Hub
Description: The Big Data (BD) Regional Innovation Hubs were launched in 2015 by the National Science Foundation as part of its investment in the federal Big Data Research and Development Initiative. The BD Innovation Hubs and related investments are intended to extend and strengthen the data ecosystem through development of Public-Private partnerships and improved access to data and data science resources. The four regional BD Hubs are pursuing different types activities and approaches to community engagement, while also working on shared goals and joint events. This talk will introduce the BD Hubs program and Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH), which is based here at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). The MBDH is an evolving organization of partnerships and collaborations investing in data and data science capacity-building, workforce development, and improved access and use of data, infrastructure and resources to accelerate discovery and improve data-to-decision systems. Domain or sector areas of interest include: Data Science, Agriculture & Food-Energy-Water, Transportation, Community Resilience, Health and biomedicine, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials.

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