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Contact: Christine Payton May 1, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
 
U.S. CHIEF TECHNOLGY OFFICER CUTS VIRTUAL RIBBON ON BIG DATA CENTER
 
 
In the race to find innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing Big Data challenges, two universities are leading the charge. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Drexel University have been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI).

Todd Park, the country's chief technology officer, cut the virtual ribbon on the center last week. This is the first time in history that a Louisiana university has been designated as a NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

In partnering with industry members, the CVDI will serve as a research hub in developing visual and decision support tools and techniques to enable decision makers in government and industry to fundamentally improve the way their organizations’ information is interpreted and analyzed.

The CVDI is a virtual enterprise between UL Lafayette’s School of Computing and Informatics and The iSchool at Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. It is funded by the I/UCRC program of the NSF, members from industry and government, and university matching funds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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