Globus Labs is a research group led by Prof. Ian Foster and Dr. Kyle Chard that spans the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago and the Data Science and Learning Division at 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.

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Tak had 2 papers accepted as posters at NeurIPS!

Matt presented his paper “FLoX: Federated Learning with FaaS at the Edge” at eScience 2022.

Matt presented a poster of his paper “Exploring Tradeoffs in Federated Learning on Serverless Computing Architectures” at eScience 2022.

Kyle presented “Globus: A Platform for Global Data Management” at the NSDF meeting.

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