Elsevier Will Collaborate with Drexel U, UL Lafayette, and NSF on Big Data Project
The newly established National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI), a joint venture between Drexel University and The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) and the National Science Foundation, proudly announces a new collaboration with Elsevier.
The CVDI, which strives to solve our nation’s most pressing Big Data challenges, is a virtual enterprise between UL Lafayette’s School of Computing and Informatics in Lafayette, La. and The iSchool at Drexel in Philadelphia.
The CVDI is funded by the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program of the National Science Foundation, members from industry and government, and University matching funds.
“Drexel University is honored to call Elsevier a partner of the CVDI,” said The iSchool at Drexel’s Dean David Fenske. “The talent of our world-class researchers combined with Elsevier’s extensive industry knowledge will undoubtedly prove to be a fruitful collaboration, and serve as a catalyst for finding solutions to Big Data challenges across multiple disciplines.”
In collaborating with Elsevier, CVDI researchers will gain the essential industry knowledge they need to develop visual and decision support tools and techniques to fundamentally improve the way information is interpreted and analyzed in the science, technology and medical sectors.
“The collaboration with CVDI shows Elsevier’s commitment in working with academic and national institutions to further the goal of creating new tools to improve researchers’ efficiency and solving information discovery challenges,” said Rafael Sidi, vice president Product Management, Applications Marketplace and Developer Network, Elsevier. “We look forward to continued work with our partners to create solutions for the research community and accelerate the research discovery process.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.