The meeting was an opportunity to bring together PIs and students from all currently-funded NSF Big Data initiatives. The lightning talks and panels outlined progress on projects across all regional hubs and spokes, and identified current challenges.
Here is a full list of speakers and their presentation slides for all 3 days.
Many project PIs across the various regional hubs and spokes stressed the difficulties that they are currently experiencing with cross-organizational data sharing, particularly in terms of licensing, intellectual property, and trust.
PI Sam Madden (MIT), spoke about current progress on the data sharing spoke initiative within the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub, addressing many of the barriers that researchers face when trying to share their data.