Big Data Science: UND Collaboration Continues
The University of North Dakota is a founding member of the Midwest Big Data Hub.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $1.5M to help five institutions establish the Midwest Big Data Hub) MBDH. A goal of the award was to accelerate the emerging field of Big Data science. The founding institutions were University of Illinois, University of North Dakota, University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Iowa State University.
As a founding Co-Pi institution, UND has played a major role in the MBDH consortium. During Phase 1 (2015-2019), John Mihelich was a co-PI, and Aaron Bergstrom was a site coordinator. During Phase 2 (2019-present), Ryan Adams is a co-PI, and Aaron Bergstrom continues as a site coordinator. In addition to providing direction and governance, UND has helped coordinate MBDH research projects and outreach activities.
The Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) is a growing network of partners from academia, industry, government, and non-profits. The partners invest in data-driven approaches to address grand challenges for society and science. States in the MBDH region are ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, KS, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.