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Understanding How Scientists Analyze Data

Richard Littauer
Richard Littauer
Bio: 

Mr. Littauer grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. He received an MA in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in 2011. He plans to continue studying Linguistics and Genetics in graduate school.

Project Description: 

Scientists use a wide variety of tools and techniques to manage and analyze data. However, to our knowledge no one has taken a systematic look at how scientists do their work. In this project, we will examine a large number of the scientific workflows that have been constructed. We will develop a way of categorizing workflows based on their complexity, types of processing steps employed, and other factors. The goal is to develop new and significant understanding of the scientific process and how it is being enabled by science workflows.

Primary Mentor: 
Bill Michener
Secondary Mentor: 
Rebecca Koskela and Bertram Ludaescher