Data Driven Basic Science Interim Briefing 20130916

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Authors:Peter Fox

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September 16, 2013
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data.rpi.edu Project LogoRensselaer Polytechnic Institute Data Services (Data.rpi.edu)
Principal Investigator: Peter Fox and Jim Hendler
Description: Providing data storage, data services, data access, data discovery, data search, and data lifecycle and management for RPI research projects.

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Data Science
Lead Professor: Peter Fox
Description: Science has fully entered a new mode of operation. Data science is advancing inductive conduct of science driven by the greater volumes, complexity and heterogeneity of data being made available over the Internet. Data science combines of aspects of data management, library science, computer science, and physical science using supporting cyberinfrastructure and information technology. As such it is changing the way all of these disciplines do both their individual and collaborative work.

Data science is helping scienists face new global problems of a magnitude, complexity and interdisciplinary nature whose progress is presently limited by lack of available tools and a fully trained and agile workforce.

At present, there is a lack formal training in the key cognitive and skill areas that would enable graduates to become key participants in escience collaborations. The need is to teach key methodologies in application areas based on real research experience and build a skill-set.

At the heart of this new way of doing science, especially experimental and observational science but also increasingly computational science, is the generation of data.

Concepts: eScience