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Pala Students Win ‘Best New Team’ Award at 2022 DataJam

Supercomputers can complete tasks so impressive that they have outpaced science fiction movies. However, they do more than that, they can provide inspiration to the next generation of scientists. One supercomputing center inspiring youth is the San Diego Supercomputer Center, or SDSC, at the University of California San Diego, which provides […]

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Curricular Structures to Blend Data Science & the Digital Humanities

Guest post by Amanda Greene, Lehigh University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The goal of this project was to develop pedagogical resources that integrate humanist perspectives, ethics, and data science by supporting a collaborative working […]


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Using Data Science To Study Environmental Racism, Justice, And Policy

Guest post by Aunshul Rege, Temple University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. This project examined environmental injustice using a qualitative criminological lens. The project surveyed known case studies of environmental injustice in the United States […]


COVID Information Commons: Lightning Talks (July 2022)

The COVID Information Commons (CIC) webinar took place on July 15th, 2022. In this forum, leading COVID-19 scientists presented their current research on the global pandemic.  Event moderators included Florence Hudson, Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University and COVID Information Commons Principal Investigator (PI), and Lauren Close, […]

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Data Literacy as an Enabler to Broaden the Participation Of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Careers

Guest post by Babak D. Beheshti, New York Institute of Technology This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The objective of this project was to expand data literacy and broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities and women […]

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COVID Information Commons: Lightning Talks (June 2022)

The June 2022 COVID Information Commons (CIC) webinar took place on June 10th, 2022. In this forum, leading COVID-19 scientists funded by NSF presented their current research on the global pandemic.  Event moderators included Florence Hudson, Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University and COVID Information Commons Principal […]


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COVID Information Commons: Lightning Talks (March 2022)

Guest Post:  Kenia Pujols Keywords: Pandemic, virtual reality, health, data science, mandates, government, collaboration, diagnostics, depression, social isolation, learning, COVID-19. A recording of this event is available on the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s YouTube Channel and the COVID Information Commons website at covidinfocommons.net. The COVID Information Commons is an […]


COVID Information Commons: Lightning Talks (February 2022)

Post Guest: Haleigh Stewart Four NSF-funded researchers convened on Friday, February 4th, 2022 at the COVID-19 Research Webinar Lightning Talk, marking the 17th event of the webinar series. Organized through the COVID Information Commons (CIC), the COVID-19 Research Webinar series fosters collaboration across different disciplines and provides a virtual platform […]

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COVID Information Commons: Lightning Talks (January 2022)

Guest Post:  Kenia Pujols Keywords: Pandemic, STEM, structural biology, crystallography, MARCO polo, COVID-ARC, bibliometrics, health, data science, collaboration, archive, COVID-19. A recording of this event is available at the Northeast Big Data Hub’s YouTube Channel and covidinfocommons.net. The COVID Information Commons is a NSF-funded project brought to you by the […]


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A landscape of virus-host protein-protein interactions in SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans by machine learning

Guest post by Ho-Joon Lee, Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. COVID Information Commons Presentation: A landscape of virus-host protein-protein interactions in SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans by machine learning Our goal […]


Solving Health Tech Challenges Lies with Females: Meet the Women Leading Global Standards Development

Guest post: Macy Moujabber, Student Assistant, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub On September 14, 2021, the 24th session of the Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability and Intelligence (WAMIII) Virtual Talk Series: Solving Health Tech Challenges Lies with Females: Meet the Women Leading Global Standards Development gathered women leaders in the health […]

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Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Extending its Northeast Student Data Corps to a National Program

New York, NY – October 6, 2021 The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub announces a new rebranding initiative for the National Student Data Corps (NSDC). Formerly known as the ‘Northeast Student Data Corps’, the NSDC is a community-developed project that teaches data science fundamentals to students across the United States […]


National Science Foundation (NSF) Awards $2 Million for COVID Information Commons Extension for Pandemic Recovery (CIC-E) 

New York, NY – October 5, 2021 The COVID Information Commons (CIC) project, a program led by the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub, the South Big Innovation Data Hub, and the West Big […]

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August 2021 Northeast Student Data Corps Data Science Career Panel

Guest post: Brian Buckley, Boston University; Volunteer Program Assistant, Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub             On Friday, August 20, 2021, four established data scientists shared insights into the data science career world and provided anecdotes from their own experiences. Haleigh Stewart (Project Coordinator, Columbia University), Florence Hudson (Executive Director, Northeast […]

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How do we leverage the power of data science for good? NEBDIH Executive Director Florence Hudson Answers

On May 26, 2021, Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub Florence Hudson spoke to students participating in Professor Yusuf Danisman’s Data Science Training and Research Program at Queensborough Community College. This program, aimed at enhancing students’ coding and data science skills, is the first of its kind […]


April 2021 Northeast Student Data Corps Data Science Career Panel

After the launch of the Northeast Student Data Corps (NSDC)’s Data Science Career Panel Series, the NSDC hosted a second Data Science Career Panel featuring data scientists from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits. Forough Ghahramani, Northeast Student Data Corps Outreach Co-Leader and Associate Vice President for Edge, one of the […]

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Northeast Student Data Corps: Inaugural Data Science Career Panel

On February 19th, 2021, 280+ students, educators and data science enthusiasts gathered for the Northeast Student Data Corps (NSDC)’s Inaugural Data Science Career Panel, where an esteemed panel of invited speakers shared their experiences and advised the attendees on potential opportunities in Data Science. The session also saw the launch […]

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Chocolate to Reduce COVID Spread? Researchers Discuss Their Work in February Webinar

During February’s COVID Information Commons (CIC) webinar, researchers, students, and non-profit leaders gathered to discuss and collaborate on research about COVID. The webinar featured talks from seven scientists from across the nation who shared insights on their NSF-funded research. Speakers included Naomi Senehi from Rice University, Nicola Sochacka from the […]


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2021 Kicks off with New Insights by COVID-19 Researchers and the Undergraduate Student Paper Challenge

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, seven scientists from across the nation joined us as part of the ongoing COVID-19 Research Webinar series organized through the COVID Information Commons. During the event, each researcher shared their work, providing new insights regarding the global pandemic and revealed some of the unexpected implications […]


New EdgeDiscovery Virtual Magazine Issue

The Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub was highlighted for “Building a Collaborative Community to Drive Data Science Innovation” in the EdgeDiscovery Fall 2020 issue published by Edge, the research and education network community headquartered in New Jersey supporting research connectivity, collaboration and partnerships. Florence Hudson, the Northeast Hub’s executive director, discussed the focus […]

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Announcement of Student Paper Challenge and shared insights amongst COVID-19 researchers at the December COVID Information Commons webinar

Over 80 people convened for this month’s COVID webinar, as six NSF Rapid Response Research investigators from across the United States shared their research topics and findings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new COVID Information Commons Student Paper Challenge was announced. This month’s presenters included Foad Hamidi (University of […]


Executive Director Florence Hudson discusses data science for good and data literacy at Iona College

On October 13, 2020, Executive Director Florence Hudson spoke at the Careers in Science program at Iona College. She discussed leveraging data to identify new insights that can help members of society make better decisions, as well as her own career trajectory in science. Representing the current strides and efforts […]

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COVID-19 researchers share insights at the November COVID Information Commons webinar.

This month’s Covid Information Commons (CIC) webinar brought together researchers, students and leaders in nonprofits. The CIC serves as a platform for researchers and scientists to share knowledge and collaborate on research about COVID. This month, the CIC project team announced the launch of a new feature at covidinfocommons.net: the […]