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.


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

Parallel scripting in Python

We are developing methods to automate the provisioning of cloud computing infrastructure


Roselyne B. Tchoua was featured in MediaPlanet’s Women in Computing Campaign. You can find the article online here: Advice From Women in Computer Sciences.

Roselyne B. Tchoua, Zhi Hong, Logan T. Ward, Kyle Chard, and Ian T. Foster publish paper, “Creating Training Data for Scientific Named Entity Recognition with Minimal Human Effort”, at ICCS 2019.

Sandro Fiore (Ph.D) has joined the U. Chicago and Globus Labs as a Visiting Scientist. He is Senior Scientist and Head of the Data Science and Learning Research Team at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC). His research focuses on scientific data management, in particular high performance data analytics workflows as well as provenance and computational reproducibility aspects.

Globus Labs will be giving a talk on Parsl at the 28th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’19)