Midwest Big Data Hub (MWBDH)
Topic: Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub: Introduction, Overview and Collaboration Opportunities (co-presenting with Valentin Pentchev)
Track: Disruptive Consumerism
Melissa Cragin is Executive Director of the Midwest Big Data Hub, and based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to joining NCSA, Melissa was Staff Associate in the Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), after serving there as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. At NSF, she guided development of data policy and accelerated community engagement on research data management and public access. Previously, Melissa was research faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she conducted research in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship and led the Data Curation Education Program.