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How Data Commons Are Changing the Way We Share Research Data and Make Discoveries

About this event

NOTE:  The meeting start time changed to 2:30pm


Large scale data commons are beginning to change the way that we share research data and make scientific discoveries. In this talk, Dr. Grossman surveys some of the large scale scientific clouds and data commons, highlight some case studies, and discuss some of the emerging opportunities and challenges.


Robert Grossman is a faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he is the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) of the Biological Sciences Division; the Director of the Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS); a Senior Fellow and Core Faculty in the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology and the Computation Institute; and a Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Section of Genetic Medicine.   His research group focuses on data science, data intensive computing, biomedical informatics and related areas.   He is the Director of the not-for-profit Open Commons Consortium that develops and operates data commons and data clouds to support research in science, medicine, health care, and the environment.  He is also the Founder and Chief Data Scientist of Open Data Group that provides technology for deploying predictive models into operational systems.  For his contributions to big data and data science, he was elected a Fellow of the AAAS in 2013.

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