NW CS Consortium

Northwest Computer Science Consortium to Enhance the Study of Climate Change

We consult periodically with members of our advisory board of senior computer scientists to review research and software deliverables of the VISTAS program, identify new computer science research directions, and help disseminate new research to the computer science community. The original goal of the consortium was to encourage the computer science research community to integrate environmental science informatics needs into their own research.

Researchers:

Margaret Burnett
Professor, Oregon State University
Expertise and Project Role: Programming languages, HCI, and software to support end-user programming. She will help the team add CS rigor (type checking) in matching data and visualization types, and with usability testing.

Lois Delcambre
Professor, Portland State University
Expertise and Project Role: Database semantic models and metadata.  Delcambre will work with the team to exploit domain expertise as superimposed information to enhance information retrieval and analysis.

David Maier
Professor, Portland State University
Expertise and Project Role: Data interchange, data-product generation, data stream, and database query processing. Computer science issues in environmental observation and forecasting.  He will help assure state-of-the-art data interchange, visualization indexing, and query.

Linda Shapiro
Professor, University of Washington
Expertise and Project Role: Computer vision, multimedia retrieval, and biomedical informatics.  She will work with the team on computer vision inspired pattern matching to align diverse data sets.

Dan Suciu
Professor, University of Washington
Expertise and Project Role: Formal theory applied to data management, semi-structured data, query, type inference, compression, unreliable inconsistent data.  He will work on the uncertainty and probabilistic aspects of VISTAS data, type inference.