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Beth A. Plale

Professor of Informatics and Computing

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Contact Information

plale [at]
(812) 855-4373
Informatics East, Room 256A
Office hours: T 3-5:00 Spring 2010

Other Titles and Honors

  • Director, Data to Insight Center of Pervasive Technologies
  • Institute Director, Center for Data and Search Informatics


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, at Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science at State University of New York Binghamton, 1998
  • M.S. in Computer and Information Science at Temple University, 1992



Beth Plale is Director of the Data To Insight Center of Pervasive Technologies Institute, and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Computing Indiana University Bloomington. Professor Plale has a strong research interest in metadata and provenance of digital scientific data particularly for purposes of long term preservation and focuses on "the first mile" where collection is automatic and close to the generation source. Plale is deeply engaged in environmental and atmospheric science research and has substantive experience in developing stable and useable scientific cyberinfrastructure.

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