About the series
The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics leading towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science. The program also seeks innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, physical sciences, and engineering, where data science and the availability of big data are creating new opportunities for research and insights not previously possible.
The solicitation invites two categories of proposals:
- Foundations (BIGDATA: F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to big data problems, motivated by specific data challenges and requirements; and
- Innovative Applications (BIGDATA: IA): those engaged in translational activities that employ new big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies to address and solve problems in specific application domains. Projects in this category must be collaborative, involving researchers from domain disciplines and one or more methodological disciplines, e.g., computer science, statistics, mathematics, simulation and modeling, etc.
Proposals are expected to be well motivated by specific big data problems in one or more science and engineering research domains. All proposals are expected to clearly articulate the big data aspect(s) that motivate the research. Innovative Applications proposals must provide clear examples of the impacts of the big data techniques, technologies and methodologies on applications in one or more domains.
This webinar will cover the BIGDATA program solicitation, NSF 18-539, submission requirements, and program updates. Program updates include:
- Many participating NSF directorates/divisions have provided research themes and topics of interest.
- The cloud usage option continues in FY 2018. The Cloud Costing and Annual Usage Plan is now a maximum of two pages. In addition, an Excel Workbook describing cloud usage plans, if any, is now required to be submitted separately by email within five business days after the last day of the solicitation submission window.
There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.
To participate in the webinar, please register at: https://nsf.webex.com/nsf/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec39dc438eec9aaf4cc8ebf101e4a0166
by 11:59pm EDT on Monday March 19, 2018.
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The webinar presentation, audio file and transcript will be available below under "Public Attachments" after the webinar has concluded.