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An inclusive community for catalyzing and scaling data science for social needs


The West Big Data Innovation Hub, one of four regional hubs funded by the National Science Foundation, includes contributors and data enthusiasts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and a global network of partners.


Our mission is to build and strengthen strategic partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government — connecting research, education, and practice to harness the data revolution.


The West Hub is your Hub. Whether it is participating in a data challenge or carpentry workshop or working towards a more resilient water future—and everything in between—we invite you to join our diverse and growing team of stakeholders that envisions a community empowered to contribute to a thriving West.


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Raise awareness of regional opportunities, inspiring new contributions and commitments

Catalyze team formation across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government

 Develop and enable translational data science pilot projects in our thematic areas

Support data science education, training, and workforce development


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World Water Week Session: Data-Driven Water Systems Solutions for Communities


The West Hub hosted the virtual Data-Driven Water Systems Solutions for Communities session at World Water Week on August 21. The event explored the intersections of AI-centric data, analysis, and water research and management as it relates to community-driven actions for equitable water solutions. View the recording here.

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The West Hub has an array of affiliates throughout the western states. Click on each state for a glimpse of "big data" spotlights.


Native American Heritage Month Spotlight: Stan Atcitty of Sandia National Laboratories

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, West Hub Science Writer Kimberly Mann Bruch had a chance to speak with Stan Atcitty, a Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories’ Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Grid Modernization Center and a member of the Navajo Nation, who has been working at the Labs for nearly 30 years.


Atcitty leads the power electronics subprogram as part of the DOE Energy Storage Program and has gained international recognition for its state-of-the-art research and development under his leadership. Six of his projects have won the prestigious R&D 100 award and one Gold Green Energy award from the Research & Development magazine.



UC Berkeley Fall 2023 Data Science Discovery Symposium

On Tuesday, December 5 (1-4pm, PT), the Fall 2023 Data Science Discovery Symposium will be held at the Hearst Memorial Mining Building. The symposium will feature over 100 projects from academia, government, non-profit and industry. This free event is sponsored by the Berkeley Institute for Data Science. 


Registration is now available and you can learn more at


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