Current Projects

NASA project leverages Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS, which includes the Global Positioning System) data from NASA's SESES program to produce a data product that maps terrestrial water storage changes over the continental United States at unrivaled spatiotemporal resolution, with latencies of one week or less. It will also cross-validate this product against similar estimates from... 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

CLDS (www.clds.info) was established in 2012 as an industry-university partnership to study and address technical as well as technology management-related challenges facing information-intensive organizations in the era of big data. CLDS specializes in developing applicable concepts, frameworks, analytical approaches, case analyses and systems solutions to... 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

Open Science Chain utilizes distributed ledger technology (consortium blockchain) to securely store information about scientific data including its provenance to enable independent verification of its authenticity to establish trust in the research community.

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