March 15-17, Washington D.C.

This three-day workshop is designed to bring together key stakeholders in NSF's Big Data programs. PIs and select representatives from government and industry will convene in Washington D.C. to discuss current research, identify major challenges, and discuss promising directions for future studies.

Workshop Organization

Welcome to the 2017 NSF Big Data PI Meeting hompeage. This year's meeting is being organized by faculty affiliated with Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Maryland.

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Additional planning support has been provided by the Workshop Steering Committee and NSF advisers. For a full list of workshop organizers, click here.


A full schedule for the 2017 Big Data PI Meeting is available now. Please note that each day has a unique programmatic focus:

  • Day 1: Big Data Research Program PI Meeting
    • Programming will run from 7:45 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Day 2: Big Data Research Shared Program Day (All PIs)
    • Programming will run from 7:45 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Presentations will be followed by a poster presentation session and an evening reception
  • Day 3: Big Data Hubs and Spokes PI Meeting
    • Programming will run from 7:45 AM to 6:00 PM

Workshop Location

Our workshops will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on March 15-17. Travel and lodging information is provided below for your convenience.

  • Omni Shoreham HotelHotel Directions: click here for Google Maps navigation
  • Reserve a Room: click here to book your accommodations at our discounted group rate by February 14.
  • Hotel Parking: valet parking only, $49 per day. Click here for additional information. The nearest metro station is Woodley Park-Zoo.



NSF logoThese workshops are supported through two NSF grants: One with PI Samarth Swarup, one with PIs Lisa Singh, Amol Deshpande, and Wenchao Zhou. All opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations in any material resulting from these workshops are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 


All attendees are invited to register online by Monday, March 13 at 12 PM EST. This process will include:

  • The ability to designate which of our daily workshop programs you plan to attend
  • The ability to specify dietary needs for meals to be provided by the workshop organizers

Please note that PIs are eligible to attend each of our daily workshops while students may only participate in programming on March 16 and 17.

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