This study conducted by UMSI research investigator Steven Jackson examined the effect that widespread broadband availability may have on the social, economic and cultural lives in a community.
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?"
This project focused on the benefits of cyberinfrastructure (CI) within scientific and engineering research. This CI-TEAM implementation project used top CI practices and technology to bring an international community of researchers together to focus on the design and development of “next generation civil infrastructure.”
President Emeritus James Duderstadt served as the principal investigator of this National Science Foundation award to fund the VIII Glion Colloquium, which brought together university leaders to generate discussion and knowledge to better understand the roles that can be played by the world’s research universities in addressing the various elements of global sustainability.
This MCubed project, proposed by UMSI Associate Professor of information Christian Sandvig, will look at the radical transformation taking place in computing, making infrastructure “smarter” and better able to process, index, sense, and even self-reconfigure information.
John King serves as the Co-Principal investigator on this project that seeks to develop and test a "science executive" education program.
To investigate data practices empirically, this project examined four large cyberinfrastructure efforts: the Long Term Ecological Research Network, the Center for Embedded Network Sensing, the Water and Environmental Research Systems Network, and the Earth System Modeling Framework.
UMSI Professor of Information Paul Edwards received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation to hold a three-day workshop on knowledge infrastructures on May 25-28, 2012 in Ann Arbor.
This project will enable virtual organizations in the Earth sciences to scale to massive interdisciplinary “communities of communities.”
Working with Dr. Geoffrey Bowker at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Information Paul Edwards studied how effective interdisciplinary research collaborations emerge in modern science.