BIG DATA AT UCLA
Big Data is an emerging pillar of modern scientific discovery, involving the use of extremely large and complex datasets, requiring new and/or non-traditional methods for data collection, storage, analysis, curation, transfer, visualization, querying, and protection. The Big Data arena is having an extraordinary impact on research activities worldwide, in fields as diverse as social sciences, arts and architecture, physical sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Many of these research activities have the potential for solving important and challenging problems that can have profound benefits for society.
UCLA researchers are engaged in a range of activities that involve and contribute to the Big Data arena, with myriad applications in arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, engineering, physical and life sciences, information sciences, and health sciences. This portal provides an overview of these activities, indicated in the links below.
As a means of fostering the development of this important research area at UCLA, during 2016-17 the OVCR has initiated a Transdisciplinary Seed Grant (TSG) program with an emphasis on collaborative research relevant to Big Data. The initiative is designed to “seed” and support new lines of research and new interdisciplinary collaborations at UCLA that involve the use of extremely large and complex datasets. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE INFORMATION & UPDATES RELATED TO BIG DATA AT UCLA.
INFORMATION ON THE BIG DATA TRANSDISCIPLINARY SEED GRANT (TSG) OPPORTUNITY FOR FUNDING IN 2017-18:
View the Big Data TSG Call for Proposals and more on the FY17 Transdisciplinary Seed Grant webpage
Big Data TSG Call for Proposals - proposals due February 15, 2017
Big Data TSG Networking Event - January 18, 2017 (Note: this was one of two events on January 18 related to fostering Big Data-related research and collaboration at UCLA. Interested parties are also encouraged to view this presentation from NVIDIA about GPU Deep Learning which took place on the same day.)
TSG Collaborator Database - Enter your research interests and find others interested in partnering on a TSG proposal
TOOLS AND RESOURCES/DATABASES FOR UCLA RESEARCHERS
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UCLA-IDRE and SDSC are organizing a workshop “HPC and Big Data Analytics using Comet” in order to introduce the Comet supercomputer and its usage to the researchers at UCLA. Please RSVP by March 28, 2017.
In this talk, Dr. Zhenman Fang will present various ways to accelerate the next-generation DNA sequencing pipeline done in the Center for Domain-Specific Computing (CDSC), with the final goal to reduce the computation time to a few hours. Please RSVP by April 6, 2017.
BIG DATA - RELATED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
ENTITIES AND PROGRAMS ENGAGED IN BIG DATA RESEARCH AT UCLA
Below is a selection of entities and programs engaged in Big Data-related research at UCLA.
If your research involves or is impacted by Big Data and is not listed here, please contact email@example.com.