…the catchphrase used to describe information sets that have extreme volume, variety, and velocity. Additional descriptors that have emerged include veracity, variability, and complexity. ‘Big Data analysis’ conveys the concept of extreme information management. Research conducted by ISU scientists is complex, collaborative, and multidisciplinary. The development of cutting-edge computational expertise and resources on the ISU campus promises to enable researchers to develop and exploit data repositories, knowledgebases, analytic tools, and infrastructure that will allow a broad spectrum of scientists, engineers, and business leaders to formulate and test novel hypotheses and develop solutions to the world’s pressing problems.