Making all research data accessible, discoverable, and usable

Globus Labs is a research group led by Prof. Ian Foster and Dr. Kyle Chard that spans the Computation Institute, Department of Computer Science, and Math and Computer Science Division at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Our modest goal is to realize a world in which all research data are reliably, rapidly, and securely accessible, discoverable, and usable. To this end, we work on a broad range of research problems in data-intensive computing and research data management. Our work is made possible by much-appreciated support from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other sources, and in addition to computer science, engages fields as diverse as materials science, biology, archaeology, climate policy, and social sciences. We work closely with the team developing the Globus research data management platform, who often challenge us to think bigger—and sometimes implement our less crazy ideas.


FEATURED PROJECTS

We are developing methods for online data analysis and reduction on exascale computers

We are developing methods to index large amounts of scientific data distributed over heterogeneous storage systems

We are developing methods to automatically extract scientific facts buried in scientific publications


RECENT NEWS

Our paper Experimental Analysis of File Transfer Rates Over Wide-Area Dedicated Connections received the best paper award at the 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, 2016.

Our paper Globus Auth: A Research Identity and Access Management Platform received a best of conference award at the IEEE 12th International Conference on eScience, 2016.

William Agnew recieved the first place award in the ACM Student Research Competition for his paper titled Touring Dataland? Automated Recommendations for the Big Data Traveler.