Understanding, identifying, and forecasting human events are interdisciplinary problems that may become tractable at the dawning of the age of big data; however, to address these issues, knowledge derived from data from a variety of sources and in myriad forms must be integrated to represent the complex sociotechnical systems within which we live. Moreover, security and privacy of these data must be addressed. The Office of the Senior Vice President is developing technology platforms to assist with massive data research needs.
The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research at Georgetown University uses three such technological platform to support their current and future projects. These platforms are known as AvesTerra, Expandable Open Source (EOS) Archive, and ATra. To learn more about them, click on the following links: