Database Integration Workshop: Building the Data Capacity for Food-Energy-Water Research

The goal of the workshop is to provide a clear vision for the research community, industry, and government agency to better measure, understand and promote system-wide sustainability of food, energy, and water systems (FEW) through large-scale data sharing and engagement.

The workshop is funded by USDA NIFA, award number 2018-67021-27696.

Sept 11, 2018, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, NC State University Raleigh, NC 27606

Workshop Report Link

Keynote Speakers

Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools – NIFA’s Initiative for Data Science in Agriculture
Dr. James Dobrowolski, National Program Leader, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

An Overview of FEDS The Food Environment Data System
Dr. Patrick Canning, Senior Economist, USDA, Economic Research Service

Water Data Integration
Dwane Young, Chief Water Data Integration Branch, EPA Office of Water

Bridge Building at 70 mph Data Management in an Active DOE Office of Science Project
Dr. Casey Burleyson, Data Sciences Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

National Energy Statistics Opportunities and Challenges for Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Data Integration
Dr. Eric Masanet, Associate Professor, Northwestern University, previous Head of the Energy Demand Technology Unit, International Energy Agency

SmartFarm Data Integration & Systems for Agriculture-based, FEW Research
Dr. Chandra Krintz, Professor, Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara; SmartFarm and RACELab Director

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers
Dr. Gale Boyd, Director of the Triangle Research Data Center, Duke University

Promoting Bioeconomy for Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Systems The Need of Interdisciplinary Research from a Data Point of View
Dr. Yuan Yao, Assistant Professor of Sustainability Science and Engineering, NC State University

Workshop Agenda