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IU Bloomington

Beth A. Plale

Pervasive Technology Institute, Data to Insight Center, and Center for Data and Search Informatics

Areas of Expertise

  • Tools to manage and catalog large-scale data sets
  • Turning scientific data into discoveries
  • Tools for metadata and provenance capture
  • Data repositories
  • Cyberinfrastructure for large-scale data analysis and workflow systems
  • Geoinformatics research and education

Expert Bio

Beth Plale is the executive director of the IU Pervasive Technology Institute, director of the Data to Insight Center and director of the Center for Data and Search Informatics. She is also a professor of computer science and informatics, and she provides leadership for several major grant-funded projects and the HathiTrust Research Center.

In all of her roles, Plale has broad research and governance interest in long-term preservation and access to scientific data, and enabling computational access to large-scale data for broader groups of researchers.