The Northeast region is home to one of the world’s largest collection of fundamental research enterprises, which form a major, defining economic component of the region. They span university and college entities, private commercial and not-for-profit laboratories and state and Federal facilities. The Science group is focused on the synergies amongst these enterprises in three key areas that can boost advances in sectors ranging from defense to energy to pharmaceuticals: uncovering new knowledge through data driven modeling and discovery; ensuring repeatability, curation and provenance of massive datasets and computational tools and practices; and developing and supporting efforts to ensure the regional digital infrastructure is adequately resourced to support demands.


2018 NSF BD Spoke Award: Data Science Foundry: A Collaborative Platform for Computational Social Science (PIs Matthew Salganik, Devavrat Shah; Co-PIs Alberto Abadie, Munther Dahleh, Kalyan Veeramachaneni)

2018 NSF BD Spoke Award: Advancing a Data-Driven Discovery and Rational Design Paradigm in Chemistry (PI Johannes Hachmann; Co-PIs Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Marcus Hanwell, Geoffrey Hutchison)

2018 NSF BD Spoke Award: Building the Community to Address Data Integration of the Ecological Long Tail (PIs Kenneth Chiu, Holly Ewing, Kevin Rose, Kathleen Weathers)


Vasant Honavar
Penn State