About Us

The West Big Data Hub’s mission is to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address societal and scientific challenges, spur economic development, and foster a national big data ecosystem. Our projects, events, activities, and initiatives span priority thematic areas as well as cross-cutting areas.

While we are migrating our webpages + pulling together content for more details about each priority area’s initial results and ongoing projects, please check out our featured events, or click to browse all activities.

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