A Trans-institutional Big Data Architecture at Vanderbilt

Program Overview

Big DataType: Vanderbilt Reinvestment Award (VRA)

Effectively managing and analyzing the flood of data being generated in all areas of education and research is one of the major challenges for universities in the 21st century.The Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education (ACCRE) seeks to develop a data-centric infrastructure and culture at Vanderbilt. ACCRE scientists will build a computer cluster optimized for analysis (e.g., Hadoop-based analyses) of large data sets and use it to develop a community of faculty focused on its application. Vanderbilt faculty will work closely with undergraduate and graduate students on projects involving computing and Big Data analysis. This capacity and culture will enable Vanderbilt to train leaders in Big Data and recruit high-achieving faculty, working at the frontiers of computation and analysis.

Faculty Participants

Lead Faculty in bold

College of Arts & Science

Peabody College

  • Laurie Cutting, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Dept. of Special Education

School of Medicine

  • Daniel Fabbri, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Thomas Stricker, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Thomas Lasko, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics

School of Engineering

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