Metadata Mixers

Starting Tuesday, January 16, 4:00-5:00 PM, Metadata Mixers are back at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics.

Metadata Mixers are free, public events, and open to all.  Our format varies (e.g., single presenter, multiple lightning talks, targeted discussion topic/s, field trips, etc.); and we always allocate time for open discussion, updates, and engagement.

Location: Room 006 (Basement) The Rush Building

Date and Time: selected Tuesday afternoons, 4:00-5:00 PM


Metadata Mixers 2018


Tuesday January 16: Metadata and data R&D highlights from MRC (Metadata Research Center) researchers’ travels

Welcome, and around-the-room

Lightning talks:

Jeremy Leipzig, Senior Scientist at Cytovas LLC, CCI Ph.D. student, new directions for RCR – reproducible computational research (“Computational Pipelines and Workflows in Bioinformatics”)

Highlights from the 11th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, Tallinn University, Estonia: Amy Opalek, Information Scientist at FAIMER, Doctoral candidate, “The Representation of Agents as Resources for the Purpose of Professional Regulation and Global Health Workforce Planning;” and Sam Grabus, Research Assistant, NSF Spoke Project, “Toward a Metadata Framework for Sharing Sensitive and Closed Data: An Analysis of Data Sharing Agreement Attributes”

Chloe Rotman, CVDI Post-grad Research Assistant, Trans-Atlantic Symposium on Public Private Partnerships for Big Data Research and Innovation and Workforce Development, Versailles, Paris, France

Deborah Garwood, Research Assistant, Digging Into Data Challenge

Also featuring doctoral students Kai Li and Adam Johs

Special commentary from Tony Hernández-Pérez,MRC Visiting Scholar; Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), “Data sharing across the EU”

Open discussion, brief closing remarks – Jane Greenberg 


Tuesday February 6: Data and Metadata: Innovative work in the area of visualization, dimensionality, and health

Andy Cohen, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University
Expertise: Image processing; multi-target tracking; statistical pattern recognition and machine learning; algorithmic information theory; 5-D visualization. Click here for Andy’s computational image sequence analysis page. Talk title and abstract forthcoming.


Tuesday February 13: LOVE Data Week….

Targeted discussion topic: Challenges and opportunities sharing sensitive data; Metadata solutions and licensing considerations focusing on the NSF Spoke A Licensing Model and Ecosystem for Data Sharing project

DataHub evaluation and open discussion


Tuesday February 27: Field Trip to Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries 

Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Dot will show us, up-close, very cool technologies being used to automatically read manuscripts, new automatic metadata extraction processes, and facilitate a group discussion on how libraries and archives can play a fundamental role in teaching digital humanities.


Tuesday March 13: NSF Center for Visualization and Decision Informatics, metadata R&D  [AND more…]

Xiaohua Tony Hu, CVDI Founder, Site Director, NSF CVDI; Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University (CCI/Drexel)

Yuan An, CVDI Site Managing Director; Associate Professor, CCI/Drexel

Jane Greenberg, CVDI coPI; Professor Site Director, NSF CVDI; Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

other members to join


The rest of the ‘spring quarter’ dates and room to be confirmed.