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Ga Tech visual analytics effort gets $3M from NSF

From news carried at HPCwire

The $3 million joint National Science Foundation and Department of Homeland Security grant establishes Georgia Tech as the lead academic research institution for all national Foundations of Data and Visual Analytics (FODAVA) research efforts. Seven other FODAVA Partnership Awards will be announced later this year, all working in conjunction with eleven Georgia Tech investigators to advance the field.

The broad is broad with ambitious scope

“FODAVA seeks to put an improved science base under one portion of the problem — how can we transform large, complex data sets into reduced computational models or mathematical formalisms that retain the information content while better supporting the human in extracting critical information from the data,” said Lawrence Rosenblum, program director for graphics and visualization at the National Science Foundation. “Scientific advances here are critical to future advances in the science of data and visual analytics that will keep us safe and provide technological and commercial advances that benefit mankind.”

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