DOE announces $23.9 million for science data management and visualization research

WASHINGTON, September 1, 2022 — The US Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $23.9 million in funding for ten advanced scientific data management and visualization projects.

Basic research in data management will address the challenges arising from the increasingly large datasets produced by scientific experiments and supercomputers. Innovative and intuitive data visualization approaches will support scientific discovery, decision-making and communication based on this data.

“The new data management and visualization capabilities these projects are developing will help make the most of the deluge of data generated by modern science experiments and simulations,” said Barbara Helland, DOE Associate Director of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research. “These efforts will enable data to be processed and stored at higher rates in edge, cloud and high-performance computing environments, and develop new visualization methods to explore this data, formulate hypotheses and convey conclusions to a wide range of audiences. ”

Improvements in data management are expected to facilitate discovery in a wide range of fields, from materials science and chemistry to climate modeling and the development of new clean energy sources to new approaches to increasing energy. energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Projects include research into optimizing the handling of massive amounts of data that must be moved and analyzed in reproducible ways using sophisticated mathematical techniques, including machine learning, in systems that offer both speed and flexibility. Supported research will also advance innovative techniques that leverage smart storage and networking hardware that can provide breakthroughs that address the data challenges facing scientists and engineers.

Advances in visualization techniques will enable better interdisciplinary collaboration and improve communication between fields. Projects include research into new techniques and theories needed to aid in the development of informative and interactive visualization of complex scientific data of interest to DOE’s mission space – from those describing cosmological, climatic, or Earth systems to those describing advanced manufacturing processes. Developing and deploying visualization tools that incorporate interoperable, human-centered design for scientific computing and simulations is key to avoiding bespoke solutions that limit the engagement of a wider range of scientists in the world. domain. Supported advancements will address the rapid expansion of data generation and availability, the complexity of data types, new visualization technologies becoming available at the edge, and the demand for decision making. periphery.

The projects were selected through competitive peer review under the DOE’s funding opportunity announcement for the “Scientific Data Management and Storage” and “Data Visualization for Scientific Discovery, Decision Making” FOAs. decision and communication.

Total funding is $23.9 million for projects up to three years in duration, with $12.1 million in fiscal year 2022 dollars and additional year funding dependent on appropriations of Congress. The list of projects and more information can be found here.

Source: DOE Office of Science