Data Storage & Access

Access to data is an incredibly complex problem—so much so that the National Academy of Engineering has named access to health informatics one of its top twelve Grand Challenges. It brings together aspects of data science as well as software engineering, consumer policy, and ethics, leading to a truly disciplinary effort. IMSC at USC has developed innovative new techniques in spatial and media data management, as well as pioneered original approaches to data security and privacy. Thus, by focusing on Access, we create an effective bridge between data Acquisition and Analysis.

Spatial Data Management
Media Data Management

IMSC is a research center that focuses on data-driven solutions for real-world applications by applying multidisciplinary research in the area of data science.