Dataverse: Building a Digital

June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
MIT - Room E51-335

Computer Society and GBC/ACM and Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science

MIT Room E51-335

Raman Prasad

Open source platform Dataverse takes on the challenge of making research data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. Started by Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the platform has grown to include 20 installations with data from over 500 institutions.

The talk will focus on the Dataverse’s evolving architecture including topics such as:

extracting and sharing metadata

handling streaming data

exposing datasets to cloud computing tools

Dataverse web pages – The Dataverse project: – The Harvard installation of Dataverse: – Codebase:

Raman Prasad is a software developer at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science where he has worked for three years as a member of the Dataverse team. He has worked for a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations and holds an M.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

This joint meeting of the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer and GBC/ACM will be held in MIT Room E51-335. E51 is the Tang Center on the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Sts and Memorial Dr.; it’s mostly used by the Sloan School. You can see it on this map of the MIT campus. Room 335 is on the 3rd floor.