Big data

A “big data” approach to understanding neighborhood effects in chronic illness disparities

With funding from the Social Sciences Annual Institute (SSAI), a joint initiative of the U-M Office of Research and Rackham Graduate School, and from the MCubed Diamond initiative, this project will address challenges associated with gathering and analyzing large, diverse population health data sets. 

Identifying barriers to and enablers of successful projects

Online access to data, computational tools, and resources can be invaluable to researchers, whether it’s offered in a format called a science gateway, portal, or hub. Nevertheless, funding for the ongoing development and maintenance of gateways is far from guaranteed. This prompted the question, "What makes one science gateway more successful than another?" 

Technology audit and insertion service for TeraGrid

TeraGrid was an open scientific discovery infrastructure combining leadership class resources at 11 partner sites to create an integrated, persistent computational resource. This project implemented an extensive monitoring and auditing framework to quantitatively measure performance of the TeraGrid infrastructure to ensure the delivery of the highest possible quality of service at each site and lay a framework for greater understanding of coordination and delegation of work within other virtual organizations.

Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering Network (VSCSEN)

Erik Hofer served as the principal investigator on this collaborative project to provide the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (VSCSE), a collaboration cyberinfrastructure, with research-based socio-technical systems for conducting synchronous and asynchronous learning through integrated research and education.

Development of the Science Gateway Institute (SGW-I)

Katherine Lawrence, researcher at the School of Information, is participating in a project funded by the National Science Foundation to plan a Science Gateway Institute. This institute would offer a complete range of services aimed at connecting numerous individual groups developing domain-specific, user-friendly, Web-based portals and tools that enable scientific research.

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