Current Projects

Analytical WorkBench for Social Media Analytics (AWESOME) is a polystore-based system to support social data analytics. The AWESOME polystore can support relational, semistructured, graph and text data and houses a Spark computation engine. A salient feature of the system is that it is designed for handling cross-model derived data that are produced in course of the analysis process.

With “big data” becoming a major force of innovation across enterprises of all sizes, new platforms for managing big data sets are being announced with some regularity, with increasingly more features.

The objective of this project is to develop an end-to-end application-layer benchmark for big data applications to enable ranking of big data systems according to a well-defined,... more

CARTA is a virtual organization formed in order to promote transdisciplinary research into human origins, drawing on methods from a number of traditional disciplines spanning the humanities, social, biomedical, biological, computational & engineering and physical & chemical sciences.

The ACID group leads the informatics activities associated with CARTA and MOCA (the Matrix of... more

The CONNECT Innovation Report provides an overview of the strength and impact of the innovation economy by tracking the health of the San Diego innovation economy.  CONNECT provides a comparison of tech industry data in selected regions and monitors the availability of various types of capital.  SDSC contributes to CONNECT by collecting and processing data from various resources for analysis... more

In this project, UCSD researchers from Calit2 CWPHS and the SDSC ACID group are working with cancer researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to develop a comprehensive, state-of-the-art cyberplatform to enable large-scale and robust comparative effectiveness research across the neoplastic continuum, i.e., from cancer... more

What is the rate of new information growth each year? Who produces the greatest amounts of information annually? Individuals? Enterprises? How does information growth in North America compare with growth in other geographies, markets, and people globally?

The How Much Information? (HMI) research program is underway to answer these and related questions. The program... more

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE replaces and expands on the NSF TeraGrid project.

ACID researcher's Kaya and Youn are members of XSEDE's Requirements Analysis and Capability Delivery (RACD) team, which prepares and supports software... more

What is the rate of new information growth each year? Who produces the greatest amounts of information annually? Individuals? Enterprises? How does information growth in North America compare with growth in other geographies, markets, and people globally?

The How Much Information? (HMI) research program is underway to answer these and related questions. The program is sponsored by the... more

The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at UCSD is a virtual environment unhampered by disciplinary boundaries, providing scientists with opportunities for effective interdisciplinary integration of research and knowledge. KIBM will transcend traditional disciplinary barriers to foster new discourse among top scientists, accelerating discoveries about the connections between mechanism... more

Founded in 1978, the UCSD Moores Cancer Center is one of just 40 centers in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is one of the leading institutions in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, and in providing advanced patient care. The Cancer Center is one of five Organized Research Units (ORU) of the... more

Advanced discovery, processing, and visualization services for ICESat and ICESat-2 altimeter data

The NASA funded project is developing cyberinfrastructure that will enable users, both novice and expert users across different science specializations to discover, process and visualization ICESat and ICESat-2 data via a... more

The NSF-funded OpenTopography facility provides online access to Earth science-oriented high-resolution LIDAR topography data, online processing tools, and derivative products. The underlying cyberinfrastructure that powers the OpenTopography site was originally developed as part of the National Science Foundation Information and Technology Research program-funded Geoscience Network (GEON)... more

The goal of the TEAM Network project is to scale up ecological studies to global proportions. This ambitious initiative is devoted to monitoring long-term trends in biodiversity and by establishing networks of tropical field stations and standardized methods of data collection so that scientists anywhere on Earth can quantify at the pace at which we are saving tropical ecosystems. In that... more