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Beth Plale

  • PhD computer science
  • Director and Professor
  • Indiana University Bloomington
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Recent publications

  • The Centrality of Data: Data Lifecycle and Data Pipelines

    • Plale B
    • Kouper I
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  • Building e-science portals: A service oriented architecture

    • Gannon D
    • Plale B
    • Christie M
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Professional experience

Director and Professor

Indiana University Bloomington

August 2001 - Present


College of Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology

January 1999 - January 2001(2 years)

Research interests

workflowsinformation sciencedigital humanitiesdata provenancedata preservationdata managementcyberinfrastructurecloud computingSEAD DataNetPRAGMA Pacific Rim cloudHathiTrust Research CenterBig data analysis


Dr. Beth Plale is Professor of Informatics and Computing; Director, Data To Insight Center; Science Director, Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Plale has broad research and governance interest in information, in long-term preservation and access to scientific data, and in enabling computational access to large and complex data for broader use. Her specific research interest are in metadata and data provenance, trusted data repositories and enclaves, data analysis and text mining of big data, and workflow systems. Plale teaches in the Data Science Program at Indiana University Bloomington. She is deeply engaged in interdisciplinary research and education and has substantive experience in developing stable and useable scientific cyberinfrastructure.

Co-authors (274)

  • Robert McDonald
  • Stacy Konkiel
  • Inna Kouper