A new report on the “Keeping Data Science Broad: Negotiating the Digital and Data Divide Among Higher Education Institutions” initiative was released by the South Big Data Hub and collaborators, including the Midwest Hub. This initiative brought together the BD Hubs community and other stakeholders to explore pathways for keeping data science education broadly inclusive. Read More »
by Keith Hollenkamp
On October 1-2, we hosted the Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting at the beautiful Kiewit University in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the course of the two day event, researchers, academics, students, and more, connected over similar interests and attended panels all centered around this year’s theme: Data-Enabled Midwest Resilience.
Melissa Cragin, Executive Director of the MBDH, welcomes attendees to the All-Hands Meeting
The website for the MBDH BDSpokes project – “Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences, and Education (UASPSE)” is now online.
Login with your LinkedIn account to join the UASPSE community.
by Keith Hollenkamp
In June of 2016, the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Microsoft Research partnered to use the power of cloud computing to advance NSF-supported Big Data Spokes and Planning projects. This partnership involved Microsoft providing $3 million in Microsoft Azure cloud computing credits.
Dear MBDH Community,
I wanted to officially introduce myself as the new PI of the Midwest Big Data Hub. In a previous MBDH newsletter, it was announced that I would be taking over the role after the former PI, Dr. Ed Seidel, accepted the job of Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System. It is with great enthusiasm that I join the MBDH community, and I’m eager to contribute to all the ways the Hub is expanding and enhancing the Midwest Big Data ecosystem.
by Keith Hollenkamp –
In April, the MBDH teamed up with the International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) to host the Machine Learning: Farm-to-Table Workshop. The workshop brought together domain scientists to stimulate new data-driven R+D activity at the intersections of the Agriculture, Bioinformatics, Food-Energy-Water, and Food Security communities.
Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Midwest Big Data Hub:
I’d like to let you all know that I have recently accepted the position of VP for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System, and will no longer be the Director of NCSA. As a result, after consulting with MBDH leadership, NSF, and U of IL officials, we have decided that it is the best interests of the hub that we pass the PI role to Prof. Bill Gropp.
Sponsored by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Spoke Award and the Iowa State University Plant Sciences Institute, Plant Phenomics Phridays is a brand new Summer seminar series hosted by Iowa State University.
The National Science Foundation released the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) solicitation. The solicitation requires that PIs obtain Letters of Collaboration from the Big Data Innovation Hub associated with the PIs location. Please visit our Spoke Solicitation Guidance page for information.