UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 3, 2020 — The Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences’ 2020 virtual symposium brought together researchers, computational experts, government officials and industry specialists who are working to build interdisciplinary communities that can transform this deluge of data into a stream of solutions for the world’s most pressing scientific and societal challenges.
“We are here today because of data — More specifically, a deluge of data,” Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science and director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences. “This deluge is especially evident in interdisciplinary research, where we are using a diversity of data to integrate multiple perspectives to address complex problems, often involving a diversity of data and the challenges that brings.”
She added that finding ways to use this data deluge to our advantage would also require support from industries outside of academia.
“ICDS has been partnering