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  • Friday, May 10, 2019

Peebles Memorial Lecture in Information Technology

Dr. Beth Plale will present "Open Science is Good (Data) Science."

Event details

  • Date & time
    Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Location
    Herman B Wells Library
    Hazelbaker Lecture Hall - Scholars' Commons
    Indiana University Bloomington (IUB)

About this event

Peebles Memorial Lecture Series

The lecture series commemorates decades of service given to Indiana University by Dr. Christopher S. Peebles, former associate vice president for research and academic computing and dean for information technology.

Title: Open Science is Good (Data) Science

Abstract: Open science is a principle -- of openness -- applied to scientific research results and its products, including data and software. The objective of open science is to accelerate the dissemination of fundamental research results that will “advance the frontiers of knowledge and help ensure the nation’s future prosperity.” Open science has both social and technical components. It seeks from scientists more attention to research processes, more thought to subsequent uses of data, and more thought to the reproducibility and replicability of one’s work. It seeks from computational infrastructure more responsiveness to reproducibility. It seeks from science communities a deeper appreciation of their data gems. As it is rare for data science research to involve neither data nor software, and at times it requires large amounts of both, the principles of open science are particularly relevant to data science. In this talk, Plale discusses open science in data science from perspectives of both funder and researcher with the objective of showing that open science is good science that in the end benefits us all.

Dr. Beth Plale
Dr. Beth Plale

Dr. Plale is a program officer at the US National Science Foundation working on open science. She is also a full professor in the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington and has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She is the founding director of the Data to Insight Center and the HathiTrust Research Center and past science director of the Pervasive Technology Institute.

Dr. Plale’s research interests are in data management, cloud computing, big data, and open science.

Dr. Plale’s postdoctoral studies were done at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her PhD is from the Watson School of Engineering at the State University of New York Binghamton. She is one of the two US founding members of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and served as inaugural chair of the RDA Technical Advisory Board (TAB). She received the Early Career award from the Department of Energy (DOE).

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Research Services Expo:
At the Expo, discover resources at IU to help you advance, from supercomputers and big data storage to grant services and library resources, we've got what you need. See the Expo event page to see who will be attending. Visit five research services' tables and receive a Supercomputing For Everyone t-shirt.

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Research Technologies Student Poster Expo:
The First Annual Research Technologies Student Poster Expo gives IU students an opportunity to show their work to fellow students, faculty, and staff during the Research Services Expo and Peebles Memorial Lecture Series at the Herman B Wells Library. Sponsored by the IU Pervasive Technology Institute.

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