UMBC IS EarthCube Summit News Story

367 views

Published on

The Department of Information Systems’ Chair Dr. Aryya Gangopadyhay was pleased to receive a letter recently from the leadership committee of the EarthCube initiative. The letter was a statement of thanks for Dr. Janeja’s participation in the Strategic Visioning Workshop held in October of 2012, and underscored the value of UMBC’s participation via Dr. Janeja in this important initiative.

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
367
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

UMBC IS EarthCube Summit News Story

  1. 1. Strategically envisioning the future:IS Faculty Dr. Vandana Janeja Represents UMBC at the “Early Career StrategicVisioning Workshop” for the National Science Foundation’s EarthCube Initiative.The Department of InformationSystems’ Chair Dr. Aryya Gangopadyhaywas pleased to receive a letter recentlyfrom the leadership committee of theEarthCube initiative. The letter was astatement of thanks for Dr. Janeja’sparticipation in the Strategic VisioningWorkshop held in October of 2012, andunderscored the value of UMBC’sparticipation via Dr. Janeja in thisimportant initiative. Dr. Vanadana at the event, in red, just right of center in the first standing row¹.EarthCube, which is funded andmanaged out of the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a “ten-year initiative to develop thecyber-infrastructure for the geosciences in order to better enable transformational science within and across disciplines – facilitating research on some of the most pressing challenges in Earth Science”². The challenge of organizing and coordinating research data in such a way that the whole of knowledge is greater than the sum of all the pieces of data is not an easy one. To that end, the NSF held an invitation only workshop entitled theEarthCube Early Career Strategic Visioning Workshop in October of 2012. The two day event
  2. 2. was held at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The NSF andacademic leaders of EarthCube selected 68 participants who they felt were thebrightest and most enthusiastic scholars in the cross-section of geoscience andcomputer science. Dr. Janeja was one of those 68 selected to participate in thisworkshop. Dr. Janeja has been recognized for her expertise and research in thearea of data mining, and applied that expertise in her participation at the Workshop, (seeillustration above³). In the letter to Dr. Gangopadyhay, the EarthCube leadership described Dr.Janeja as a “talented scholar with whom we see great promise”.¹ ² https://dco.gl.ciw.edu/earthcube-early-career-strategic-visioning-workshop³ http://www.flickr.com/photos/umbcinfosystems/8270580556/in/photostream/lightbox/

×