UMSI Research Professor Stephanie Teasley served as the principal investigator on a doctoral consortium at the 2015 Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, a gathering of researchers, practitioners, and learners leveraging the power of big data to create substantial impact within higher education and learning.
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.
This grant provided participant support for two workshops on the increasing importance of data and data visualization for the growth of eScience.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
UMSI Assistant Professor of Information Eytan Adar is serving as a co-principal investigator on this project that will undertake research that responds to the specific analytic and operational requirements of the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to improve their estimates while reducing costs and respondent burden.
In the third year of this project, the research team led by Principal Investigator Margaret Hedstrom has been working closely with a team of sustainability scientists to develop a system that will allow them to manage and share their data.