Pomerene Hall: A hub for innovation

The Translational Data Analytics Institute’s home in Pomerene Hall provides institute affiliates and partners with a variety of flexible workspaces and tools for collaborative research and teaching. This vibrant facility is the result of a $42 million investment by the state of Ohio to create a university hub for data analytics innovation.

All TDAI Spaces are…

  • Accessible 24/7 to TDAI affiliates and TDAI-sponsored guests with a swipe card. For assistance with access, contact Andrew Jones in 175 Pomerene, call 614-514-5961, or email tdai@osu.edu.
  • First-come, first-served unless previously reserved. Unreserved space cannot be “claimed” by an individual or team, and personal belongings should not be left in the space.
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Cords and connectors are not provided except in conference rooms.
  • Not private. Take care to protect data used on public computers and delete anything that you do not wish to share with others. TDAI is not responsible for the loss of or damage to data used on public computers.

Downloadable space descriptions and policies.


First priority for space usage are given to TDAI initiatives, including research community of practice meetings and seminars, TDAI pilot funding teams, TDAI foundational industry partners, and special events. Meeting spaces and labs are then made available to all TDAI faculty affiliates. Larger rooms may also be rented for special events. As a research facility, TDAI spaces may not be used as a study area for students or postdocs.

Reserving space at TDAI

Translational Data Analytics Institute space must be reserved at least one week in advance. Any reserved space left unoccupied for 30 minutes past the reservation time is made available for use by others. To request a reservation, visit Dev Singer in room 300, call 614-514-5990 or email tdai-events@osu.edu with your desired date(s) and time(s), intended use of space, team member names and affiliations, and size and type of space needed. For users not affiliated with TDAI, the use of some spaces may incur rental costs.

Team Spaces

Outfitted with Solstice pods that allow users within a space to share and control displays and content wirelessly.

Ideation Zone | Room 320 (shown at right)
Capacity: 65 (175 for events)
A two-story adaptive space with three labs (see below), whiteboards, interactive displays and a bartop area.

Laboratories | Rooms 320a-c
Capacities: 8-15
TDAI’s software, hardware and visualization labs are reservable for classes, workshops and project work. When not reserved, each lab can accommodate multiple users at one time. Technology specifications to be announced.

Project Zone | Room 350
Capacity: 35
Featuring flexible seating options and moveable whiteboards.

Partner Zone | Room 301 (shown at right)
Capacity: 49
Customizable space that organizations outside of Ohio State can rent to co-locate teams, interact with students and host events.

Conference Rooms | Rooms 300a and 369
Capacities: 22 and 8
Featuring LCD displays, Skype calling and whiteboards. Minimum occupancy for reservations: 4.

Huddle Rooms | Rooms 278, 279, 350a-d, and 420b-e
Capacities: 2-6
Featuring LCD displays, Skype calling and whiteboards. Minimum occupancy for reservations: 2.

Individual Spaces

Recharge Room | Room 400
Capacity: 15
A relaxed space for taking a break.

Support and Amenities

Shared Services in room 172 offers one-on-one tech consultations with staff from across campus to help faculty, students and partners find solutions for data science and analytics projects. Click here for hours.

Daily lockers are available in rooms 301, 320, 350 and 380. Items not removed from lockers within 48 hours will be moved to lost and found in room 175. TDAI is not responsible for theft of or damage to items in lockers.

Refrigerators and microwaves are available in rooms 320 and 380. Refrigerator contents are discarded on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. Food and drinks with lids are permitted only in conference and huddle rooms and at bartop areas.

Assistance with reservations, lockers and general questions is available at the TDAI Reception Desk in room 300 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. TDAI staff in room 175 can also provide general assistance.