Emory will partner with new Regional Big Data Hub led by Georgia Tech, UNC

Emory University will be a health care research partner in the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub (South BD Hub) directed by Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina's Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). The South BD Hub will serve 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

The South BD Hub is part of the National Science Foundation's four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs announced today. The new initiative aims to build innovative public-private partnerships that address regional challenges through big data analysis.

Each of the NSF BD Hubs will engage businesses and research organizations in their region to develop common big data goals that would be impossible for individual members to achieve alone. The Hubs will develop community-driven governance structures as well as "spoke projects" based on regional priorities and partnerships.

Srinivas Aluru, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Computational Science and Engineering, and Ashok Krishnamurthy, Deputy Director at RENCI are co-principal investigators of South BD Hub. Michael Zwick, PhD, assistant vice president for research in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, assistant dean of research in Emory's School of Medicine, and a faculty member in the GMB and PBEE programs, will represent Emory on the South BD Hub Steering Committee.

Dr. David Stephens, a faculty member in the IMP and MMG programs; Dr. Stephen Warren, a faculty member in the GMB and NS programs; and Dr. Allan Levey, a faculty member in the NS program, are also featured in this story.

Click here to view the full story in the Emory News Center. The story is also featured in Healthcare Informatics.