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The platform enables researchers to store and share large file output from scientific instruments to improve collaborative research and sharing of research data.

4CeeD focuses on the immense potential of capturing, accurately curating, correlating, and coordinating materials-to-devices digital data in a real-time and trusted manner before fully archiving and publishing them for wide access and sharing. In particular, 4CeeD consists of novel services: a curation service for collecting data from microscopes and fabrication instruments, curating, and wrapping of data with extensive metadata in real-time and in a trusted manner, and a cloud-based coordination service for storing data, extracting meta-data, analyzing and finding correlations among the data. Our evaluation results show that our novel cloud framework can help researchers significantly save time and cost spent on experiments, and is efficient in dealing with high-volume and fast-changing workload of heterogeneous types of experimental data.

Team Information: Klara Nahrstedt – Computer Science team at University of Illinois CU, Klara Nahrstedt is a full professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science Department. She is the recipient of the Early NSF Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, the IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, the University Scholar Award and the Humboldt Research Award. She was the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems Journal (2000-2007), associate editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (2005-now), associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, general co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2006, general chair of ACM NOSSDAV 2007, general chair of IEEE PerCom 2009, and Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor (2002-2011). She was elected to serve as the chair of the ACM SIG Multimedia (2007-2013).

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