Publications and Resources


Vera: Popularizing Science Through AI.  2018 Publication Co-Authored by SPOKE Project, Using Big Data for Environmental Sustainability, PIs and Co-PIs Sungeun An (Georgia Tech), Robert Bates (Georgia Tech), Jennifer Hammock (Smithsonian Institute), Spencer Rugaber (Georgia Tech), and Ashok Goel (Georgia Tech).

Keeping Data Science Broad: Negotiating the Digital and Data Divide Among Higher-Education Institutions. 2018 Co-authored by Renata Rawlings-Goss (South Hub and Georgia Tech), Lillian Cassel (Villanova University), Melissa Cragin (Midwest Hub and University of Illinois), Catherine Cramer (New York Hall of Science), Angela Dingle (University of the Virgin Islands), Shawnta Friday-Stroud (Florida A&M University), Al Herron (The Breakfast Group), Nicholas Horton (Amherst College), Tasha R. Inniss (INFORMS), Kari Jordan (Data Carpentry), Patti Ordóñez (University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras), Mary Rudis (Bates College), Robert Rwebangira (Howard University), Karl Schmitt (Valparaiso University), Dale Smith (Consulting Data Scientist), and Sonya Stephens (Florida A&M University)

The Connected Campus: Using Sports Technology to Improve Student Health, Well-being, and Success.  2017 Co-authored by Caroline Dotts (Georgia Tech), Sabina Saksensa (Cytilife), Maggie Ahern (Lehigh University), Renata Rawlings-Goss (Georgia Tech), Florence D. Hudson (Internet2), Emily Nichols (Internet2)

High Impact Applications of Data Science in Materials and Advanced Manufacturing. 2016 Co-authored by Michael Valley (Sandia National Labs), Babak Raeisinia (Novelis Global R&T Center), David McDowell (Georgia Tech), and Andrew Medford (Georgia Tech), Renata Rawlings-Goss (South Hub and Georgia Tech), and Arjun Sawhney (Georgia State University)

Energy Sector Challenges: Opportunities with the Use of Data Science. 2016 Co-authored by Jeremy Lin (PJM International), Ross Malme (ACS), Renata Rawlings-Goss (South Hub and Georgia Tech), Vinavtee Kokil (Kennesaw State)

Health Sector Challenges: Opportunities with the Use of Data Science. 2016 Co-authored by Dr. Gerard Dumancas (Louisiana State University–Alexandria), Dr. Ghalib Bello, Dr. S. Mantravadi (University of West Florida), Renata Rawlings-Goss (South Hub and Georgia Tech), and David Gerald (Kennesaw State)


Information from NSF about conflicts of interest for Hubs and Spokes

VERA: The Virtual Ecological Research Assistant

Georgia Tech’s Virtual Ecological Research Assistant (VERA) uses Smithsonian Institution’s Encyclopedia of Life (https// to help construct models of ecological systems and answer questions about ecological phenomena. VERA is intended to support both student scientists from middle school to college and citizen scientists from nature observers to project managers.

Learn More on the VERA Page

All Hands Meeting 2019

All Hands Meeting 2017

A directory of participants was made available to attendees.

All Hands Meeting 2015

About the Regional Innovation Hubs