Data Literacy


Data-driven science and technology pervade every aspect of 21st century life and work. Yet there has been little effort spent on developing resources or frameworks to support the kind of literacies necessary for a diverse populace to understand, engage with, and leverage big data for use by themselves and their communities. The U.S. Northeast – with among the most diverse communities in the country (over 138 languages spoken in Queens County, New York alone) – contends with some of the greatest challenges to bridging the digital divide.

To address these challenges, a Big Data Literacy initiative led by members of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub is actively identifying knowledge and resource gaps, with a goal to help lifelong learners of all ages become data literate, throughout the Northeast and beyond.


NSF BD Spoke Award: Building Capacity for Regional Collaboration in Closing the Big Data Divide (PI Uzzo)

Big Data Literacy Workshop at the New York Hall of Science, April 13-14, 2017


Stephen Uzzo Website New York Hall of Science NY


Rafael Alonso Systems and Technology Research MA
Feyzi Bagirov Website Becker College MA
Robert Bangert-Drowns Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
George Berg Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
Carsen Binning Website Brown University RI
Ugar Cetintemel Website Brown University RI
Edward Chapel NJ Edge NJ
Catherine Cramer Website New York Hall of Science NY
Robert Downs Website Columbia University NY
Sanjay Goel Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
Madhusudhan Govindaraju Website SUNY, Binghamton University NY
Crystal Hall Website Bowdoin University ME
Saman Haqqi Pittsburgh Dataworks PA
James Hendler Website Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY
Gwendolyn Huntoon Website KINBER PA
Henry Kautz Website University of Rochester NY
Timothy Lance NYSER Net NY
Yann LeCun Website New York University NY
Michael Lewis Website SUNY, Binghamton University NY
Rob Lowrance New York University NY
David Marble Website OSHEAN, Inc. NY
Patrick Messer Website University of New Hampshire NH
Jennifer Oxenford KINBER PA
Gregory Palmer University of Pennsylvania, MAGPI PA
Abani Patra Website SUNY, University at Buffalo NY
Sheri Prupis Website NJEdge NJ
Hiroki Sayama Website SUNY, Binghamton University NY
Peter Shea Website SUNY, University at Albany NY
Greg Silva Website OSHEAN, Inc. NY
Lorenzo Torresani Website Dartmouth College NH
Eli Upfal Website Brown University RI
Elin Waring Website CUNY, Lehman College NY
Jason Williams Website Cold Spring Harbor Lab NY
Justin Zhan Website North Carolina A&T State University NC
Tian Zheng Website Columbia University NY