TDA@OhioState: Making data work for you

Answers to today’s complex challenges require problem-solving through data analytics, decision science and public-private collaborations like never before. Introducing Translational Data Analytics @ Ohio State, a new entity that is transforming how the university co-develops data-enriched solutions with the external community.

A foundational component of the university’s $500 million Discovery Themes initiative, TDA@OhioState provides accessibility and integration of Ohio State’s vast assets and expertise that solve problems by bringing to bear:

  • Big data
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Business analytics
  • Cloud computing
  • Complex systems
  • Computational sciences
  • Data analytics
  • Data engineering
  • Data mining
  • Data visualization
  • Database systems
  • Decision sciences
  • Embedded systems
  • GIS
  • High performance computing
  • Implementation and evaluation science
  • Machine learning
  • Multidimensional data
  • Network science
  • Predictive modeling
  • Sensor networks and technologies
  • Spatial analytics
  • Statistics
  • Systems modeling
  • Visualization


TDA@OhioState will help establish Ohio as a global hub for the development, application and study of translational data analytics solutions with:

  • A virtual Data Commons that allows users to connect and to share data sets, knowledge and software
  • An inclusive physical hub in Pomerene and Oxley halls
  • Original programming, including forums, speakers, conferences, research challenges, technology demos and workshops, and national consortia
  • Special faculty appointments and support for student traineeships
  • Curriculum planning and integration
  • Shared services to accelerate tech transfer, business and competitive analysis, and proposal development
  • A “Solution Factory” to provide capabilities such as data management, high-performance computing, project management and software development to bridge faculty-led innovations and external partners’ driving problems
  • A portfolio of projects selected in consultation with TDA@OhioState faculty, external community partners and others that address regional and global partners’ needs.

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