Center initiatives & research areas

The Data to Insight Center has several initiatives that drive projects and research.

Provenance and metadata

Tools and frameworks for capturing detailed technical and scientific metadata and for provenance generation, collection, and case-based reasoning. Continue reading >>

Big data and cloud computing

Models of computation that provide “unlimited” computing resources as needed, giving projects the flexibility to scale data storage and compute. Continue reading >>

Humanities and social sciences computing

Innovations in cyberinfrastructure to provide access and increase use of the HathiTrust digital library. Continue reading >>

Data management, curation and preservation

Studies of the processes, organizations, and technologies needed to maintain scientific digital data over time, drawing on informatics/computer science, library and information science, and domain sciences like biology, geology, and environmental sciences. Continue reading >>

Socio-ecological informatics

Techniques for accessing and archiving data produced and used in social-ecological systems such as forests, fisheries, and irrigation systems. Continue reading >>

Data analytics and visualization

Data analysis techniques that focus on generating insights and encouraging action, with the primary focus on data quality and representations for diverse stakeholders. Continue reading >>

Education and outreach

Programs and events for students and early career professionalsthe next generation of leadership within the data communityto gain valuable expertise, a global perspective, and a broader professional network. See all events >>