About Us

The West Big Data Innovation Hub is a community for CATALYZING and SCALING data science for societal needs. Our mission is to BUILD and STRENGTHEN partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government — connecting RESEARCH, EDUCATION, and PRACTICE to harness the data revolution.

Your input and participation — from roundtables, poster sessions, and summits, to year-round open data projects, team-building, and sharing of opportunities and feedback — has been crucial to the development of the West Hub’s Phase 2 trajectory, including our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

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Thematic Areas

METRO/URBAN
DATA SCIENCE

Smart Cities & Connected Communities, Transportation, Housing, Safety, Criminal Justice, Economic Development

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY & LEARNING

Open Science, Education, Reproducibility, Workforce

PRECISION MEDICINE

Diagnostics, Treatment, Genomics, Environment / Exposome

NATURAL RESOURCES & HAZARDS

Disaster Response, Sustainability, Agriculture, Water, Energy

Cross-Cutting Efforts

DATA HACKATHONS/CHALLENGES & STORYTELLING COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

GROUPS INTERESTED IN:

PUBLIC POLICY, ETHICS / RESPONSIBLE DATA SCIENCE,  SECURITY,  DATA SHARING