June 8, 2013
Future research in many fields will depend on the ability to generate, manage, and analyze large and complex data sets. To better position UF in the area of big data, the Office of Research and UF Information Technology are sponsoring a university-wide initiative in the application and technology of dense, intense, and complex data.
Pooling resources and deepening the understanding of new technologies available will help UF lead the way in health care, engineering design, the social sciences and scientific discovery. This coordinated effort will leverage the significant investments made in recent years to advance the university’s IT infrastructure and to upgrade research computing facilities. The centerpiece of these investments is HiPerGator, the University of Florida supercomputer.
A workshop on using UF’s enhanced IT capabilities will be held on Wednesday, June 19, in Emerson Alumni Hall. Engaging researchers from the health sciences, engineering, agriculture, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences will bring together those who work in the generation and analysis of big data and who could contribute to defining this initiative. Members of UF’s research community interested in attending the workshop or who would like more information should contact Sobha Jaishankar.