The INFEWS-ER: a Virtual Resource Center Enabling Graduate Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems
PI: Luis Rodriguez
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Microsoft Research Partnership

Cloud Computing for Neuroscience Research
PI: Franco Pestilli
Institution: Indiana University
Description: Pestilli and his team are developing Brain Life, a cloud-based computing platform for neuroscience. Currently in its beta phase, Brain Life allows researchers in neuroscience, computer science, and engineering to share brain data and algorithm across institutions.

SEADTrain: Cloud-based, Hands-on Environment for Online Data Science Training
PI: Beth Plale, director
Institution: Indiana University
Description: Prototyping SEADTrain, a project that provides hands-on training in data science. SEADTrain combines publishing tools from the NSF-funded Sustainable Environments Actionable Data project with ID technology for workforce training in big data.

Cloud Infrastructure for Vision-based Yield Mapping
PI: Volkan Isler, associate professor
Institution: University of Minnesota
Description: A vision system that reports yield information at apple orchards using just a video of the crop. A convenient cloud-based infrastructure for collecting and processing images and providing results to improve the scalability and accessibility of this system.