Data Management for Interdisciplinary Research

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932

Allan Knight

Allan Knight is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. Allan's research interests are in Plagiarism Detection Systems, Collaborative Technology Architectures and Automatic Multimedia Integration. This talk originates from work done in conjunction with the CITS research initiative Technology in Education (TIE) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

University classrooms as well as the way instructors teach have evolved over time. One of the forces fueling this evolution is technology. What effect these technologies have on the classroom is till an open question and researchers from diverse fields of study are beginning to investigate these effects. The problem is how to store and distribute the large quantities of data this research generates. This talk discusses the features and design issues of the DataCafe application developed to address the unique challenges of distributing and storing data for educational researchers from multiple disciplines. While the DataCafe application was developed specifically for educational research, its features and design are also appropriate for other research fields.