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

WHO WE ARE

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.

WHAT WE DO

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.

HOW TO JOIN US

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.

PRIORITIES

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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

FEATURED WORK

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Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR) Network Annual Workshop

 

Join us September 28-29, from 8-10am PT/9-11am MT, for the virtual TGR annual workshop. TGRR is an NSF-funded project that connects hydrology, social science, data science, and systems science to advance water research.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

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Boise State Project Streamlines Microorganism Data Analysis

West Hub affiliates at Boise State University leverage the power of high performance computing to assist in the processing of microbiome pipelines as part of the school’s Genomes Underlying Toxin Tolerance (GUTT) program, a National Science Foundation EPSCoR RII Track-2 aimed at conducting research and educational projects across the states of Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. A recent, successful GUTT activity has been the establishment of the Microbiome Hub, led by Boise State University’s Postdoctoral Research Scientist Stephanie Galla and Professor Jennifer Forbey.

CONTACT US

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