NASA Turns to the Cloud for Help With Next-Generation Earth Missions

Oct. 13, 2021

Earth satellites soon to be launched will be generating enormous datasets on our planet's vital signs.

NASA JPL Building Models of Its Petabytes of Data with Artificial Intelligence

May 11, 2021

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are critical to automating or extracting insight from the hundreds of petabytes of data generated by JPL.

A Machine-Learning Assist to Predicting Hurricane Intensity

Sept. 2, 2020

NASA research could help to improve forecasts of whether a hurricane will suddenly intensify, which could give people in its path more time to prepare.

Virtual Reality for Scientists

Oct. 4, 2019

Researchers are developing prototype VR tools for future generations of investigators.

Second AI and Data Science Workshop for Earth and Space Sciences

Oct. 1, 2019

Hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership

Sept. 14, 2016

Fighting Cancer with Space Research

Really, Really Big Data: NASA at the Forefront of Analytics

Oct. 1, 2015

IT Professional Article by: Seth Earley

Information Technology and Bioinformatics Workshop for the Helmsley IBD Research Network

Sept. 29, 2015

A two-day workshop focusing on bioinformatics resources and capabilities, needs and challenges, and future priorities for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research, sponsored by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, was held at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on September 29, 2015 – September 30, 2015.

Big data and tools primary topics at 2nd Planetary Data Workshop in June in Flagstaff, Arizona

Aug. 11, 2015

2nd Planetary Data Workshop; Flagstaff, Arizona, 8–11 June 2015

Data and Computational Science Technologies for Earth Science Research - IEEE Big Data Conference

Aug. 8, 2015

October 29, 2015 – November 1, 2015 Santa Clara, CA

New online tool, Mars Trek, brings the planet to a new generation

Aug. 5, 2015

Mars Trek, a free online application, provides an exciting way for students, citizen scientists, and the public to explore some of Mars’ most spectacular landforms as well as NASA areas of operation on Mars’ surface.

$4.5 million NASA grant on big data given to University of California, Riverside to partner with NASA/JPL

July 1, 2015

UC Riverside has received a five-year grant to train underrepresented minority students to develop research, education, training and collaborative opportunities in big data and visualization in partnership with JPL's Center for Data Science and Technology.

Caltech's Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3) and JPL's Center for Data Science and Technology (CDST) combine forces.

June 17, 2015

The two centers have formally teamed up to create the Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology.


June 15, 2015

Distributed Architecture, Workflow and Numerics

2015 Planetary Data Workshop

June 8, 2015

The Second Planetary Data Workshop will be conducted June 8–11, 2015, in the main building of the High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Memex initiative aides 'Deep Web Search' that may help scientists in the future

May 22, 2015

JPL is one of the institutions collaborating on a DARPA initiative called Memex that accesses and catalogs information buried deep in the Web.

$5 million NASA grant given to Cal State L.A. to partner with NASA/JPL

May 4, 2015

The five-year grant will allow Cal State L.A. to establish a new center in partnership with JPL's Center for Data Science and Technology to train minority and low-income students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to address a critical shortfall in the workforce essential for future NASA missions.

JPL Team builds Data Science Visualization for Vesta

March 31, 2015

Vesta Trek, a free, online visualization tool, has been released by NASA/JPL. This tool provides detailed visualizations of the asteroid Vesta.

NASA Scientist Tells CIOs to Set Realistic Expectations for Big Data

Feb. 3, 2015

Amy Braverman, principal statistician at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talked with the WSJ’s Scott Thurm at the WSJ CIO Network event in San Diego, Feb. 3, 2015.

SURF - Summer 2015 Announcement Posted

Feb. 2, 2015

Student-Faculty Programs Office - Caltech Summer 2015 Announcement of Opportunity

Machines Teach Astronomers About Stars

Jan. 8, 2015

Astronomers have turned to a method called "machine learning" to help them understand the properties of large numbers of stars.

New — Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3)

Jan. 1, 2015

The new Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3) supports data driven research at Caltech.

2014 Big Data from Space

Nov. 14, 2014

2014 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS '14)

IEEE BigData 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014 (IEEE BigData 2014)

NIST Megacities Carbon Project Named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations

Sept. 15, 2014

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several collaborating institutions has been named a “Project to Watch” by a United Nations organization that focuses on harnessing big data for worldwide benefit.

JPL-Caltech Virtual Summer School

Sept. 2, 2014

JPL-Caltech Virtual Summer School Big Data Analytics Sept 2–12, 2014

BiDS'14 Conference Proceedings

July 7, 2014

European Space Agency (esa) 2014 Conference on Big Data from Space conference proceedings.

NSF EarthCube Conceptual Design Award

June 6, 2014

NSF awards two year project for EarthCube

LOPS 2014: Workshop on Long Term Preservation for Big Scientific Data

April 1, 2014

Workshop on Long Term Preservation for Big Scientific Data (April 4, 2014)

Megacities selected as a big data project to watch by the UN Big Data Climate Challenge

March 3, 2014

The Megacities Carbon Project has been selected by the UN Big Data climate Challenge as a "Project to Watch".

BRDI Announces Data and Information Challenge

Dec. 1, 2013

The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and announces an open challenge.

Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis

Nov. 15, 2013

The National Research Committee has published a report highlighting the needs and investments required to address massive data analysis across several industries.

Prolific NASA Mars Orbiter Passes Big Data Milestone

Nov. 8, 2013

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned over 200 terabits of science data via the NASA Deep Space Network.

Big Data is Too Big for Scientists to Handle Alone

Aug. 3, 2013

As science dives into an ocean of data, the demands of large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations are growing increasingly acute.

Congratulations to Lew Allen Award winner David Thompson

Jan. 15, 2013

David Thompson wins the 2013 Lew Allen Award for Excellence