Working Groups

Working Groups and Theme Communities 

The South Big Data Hub is starting Working Groups which will engage directly with the Hub Executive team to implement across hub activities. These groups are central to the Hub mission and are distinct in that they will be groups assisting the Hub in the development of tangible resources and /or administering of services to the membership as a whole.
In addition, the South Hub is facilitating community discussions around several verticals, including data science in: Health, Energy, Materials and Manufacturing,  Smart and connected communities, Coastal Hazards, and Privacy/Security, Policy and Economic Modeling.  These discussions are being seeded by the Hub, through initial open conference calls, as a means of networking and information dissemination. As members of the South Hub community, if you wish to help organize or lead these calls, or have an interest in establishing a regular working group as part of the South Hub, please contact the Hub team at 

Working Groups

  • Data and Cyberinfrastructure 
    Re-launched as an All-Hub initiative
    Co-chaired by Niall Gaffney, Christine Kilpatrick, and John Goodue
    More information


  • Education and Data Science Workforce
    Chaired by Renata Rawlings-Goss
    More information


  • Security, Network Analysis, and Social Media
    Co-chaired by Nitin Argawal, Lea Shanley, and Kathleen Carley
    More information


Theme Communities 

  • Health
  • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
  • IoT and Smart Cities
  • Environment and Natural Hazards
  • Energy
  • Privacy and Security
  • Policy and Economic Modeling