Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at RPI explores the research and engineering principles that underlie the Web, to enhance the Web's reach beyond the desktop and laptop computer, and develops new technologies and languages that expand the capabilities of the Web. The faculty and staff use powerful scientific and mathematical and visualization techniques from many disciplines to explore the modeling of the Web from network- and information- centric views. TWC goals include making the next generation web natural to use while being responsive to the growing variety of policy and social needs, whether in the area of privacy, intellectual property, general compliance, or provenance. The semantic escience/data-science research theme of TWC focuses on semantic data frameworks, next generation virtual observatories, semantic data and knowledge integration and knowledge provenance for science.