Penn State, Rutgers win grant to create Virtual Data Collaboratory

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State has received $1.5 million of a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

The Penn State component will be led by Vasant Honavar, professor of Information Sciences and Technology and Computer Science; associate director, the Institute for Cyberscience; and director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics.

As Penn State’s principal investigator for the project, Honavar will work with a team of Penn State research colleagues, including: Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and interim director of the Institute of Cyberscience; Karen Estlund, associate dean for technology and digital strategies; Lee Giles, professor of information sciences and technology and computer science; Wayne Figurelle, assistant director of the Institute for Cyberscience; Chuck Gilbert, technical director of the Institute for Cyberscience; and Mary Beth Rosson, professor of information sciences and technology.

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