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 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.


We are developing methods to automate the scientific data lifecycle.

funcX is a Function as a Service platform for scientific computing.

Parallel scripting in Python


Aarthi is presenting a poster in the student SC20 poster competition. Good luck, Aarthi!

Kyle will be presenting on a panel on language support for parallel and distributed computing at HILT 2020.

Ryan is presenting his work on Gladier this Friday at the SC20 Workshop on Urgent HPC.

Globus labs has 2 papers in the XLOOP Workshop at SC20: Max is presenting on controlling manufacutring with AI and Tekin is presenting on [streaming tomographic reconstruction]