Big Data & Data Analytics

In collaboration with academic, corporate and public-sector partners, GW is transforming the region into a “knowledge hub” for data processing and data analytics, while stimulating economic growth.

GW’s Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) opens the door to world-class research for government, education and research organizations, as well as some private-sector organizations in D.C. and Virginia. CAAREN’s access to the Internet2 100Gbps fiber optic network allows member institutions to provide their communities with telemedicine, distance learning and other life- changing applications.

Faculty research is strengthened by the university’s investment in Colonial One, a high-performance computing cluster and storage resource that provides big data initiatives with cutting-edge computing, network capacity and engineering services.

Featured Staff & Faculty

Brian Ensor

CAAREN Lead: Brian Ensor, assistant vice president for planning and strategic initiatives, is an experienced IT executive with proven expertise in providing high-quality solutions and managing the effective use of IT services and investments to cost-effectively deliver the business strategy.