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Division of Computing and Communication Foundations

Foundations of Data and Visual Analytics  (FODAVA)

Name Email Phone Room
Lawrence  Rosenblum (CS Contact) (703) 292-8910  1115 N  
Tie  Luo (Math Contact) (703) 292-8448  1025 N  
Sankar  Basu (703) 292-7843  1115N  
Ephraim  Glinert (703) 292-8930  1125 N  
Leland  Jameson (703) 292-4883  1025N  
Maria  Zemankova (703) 292-8930  1125 N  


Solicitation  09-525

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




Individuals working in areas as diverse as science, engineering, finance, medicine, and national security all face the challenge of synthesizing information and deriving insight from massive, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting digital data. The goal of collecting and examining these data sets is not to merely acquire information, but to derive increased understanding from them and to facilitate effective decision-making. To capitalize on the opportunities provided by these data sets, research in Data and Visual Analytics seeks to facilitate analytical reasoning through the use of interactive visual interfaces.  To be successful, this research must extend beyond traditional scientific and information visualization to include statistics, mathematics, knowledge representation, management and discovery technologies, cognitive and perceptual sciences, decision sciences, and more.

With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite research proposals whose outcomes will enable data stakeholders to detect the expected and discover the unexpected in massive data sets.  Research outcomes will be applicable across broad application areas, establishing a solid scientific foundation for visual analytics systems of the future.

Proposals should focus on creating fundamental research advances that will be widely applicable across scientific, engineering, commercial, and governmental domains that utilize visualization and analytics to gain insight and derive knowledge from massive, often streaming, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting, data sets.  Research activities proposed should emphasize novel data transformations, while also demonstrating research relevance to visual analytics systems by including a research component in areas such as, but not limited to, visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology.


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)