Within the MBDH region there are additional data-related research, education, and collaboration activities relevant to our stakeholder communities. This page lists several that are independent from the MBDH but are aligned with the work that we do.

The NSF AI Institutes listed below were established through a National Science Foundation program, aiming to advance the frontiers of artificial intelligence research. Several of these AI institutes have brought together multiple Midwest institutions and have great potential for growing collaborations.

The HDR projects that follow are from NSF’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) program, which enables data-driven discovery that addresses fundamental questions at the frontiers of science and engineering. Many of the awarded HDR projects include institutions from the Midwest and provide another great resource for collaboration in our region.
 

Midwest AI Institutes

Project TitleMidwest InstitutionsMBDH Priority Area(s)
Molecule Maker Lab Institute (MMLI): An AI Institute for Molecular Discovery, Synthetic Strategy, and ManufacturingUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing
AI Institute for Rural Health, Wellness, and Resilience (planning grant)Indiana UniversitySmart & Resilient Communities; Big Data in Health
AI Institute for Intelligent CyberInfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE)The Ohio State University;
Case Western Reserve University;
Indiana University;
Iowa State University;
Ohio Supercomputer Center;
University of Wisconsin
Digital Agriculture; Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data Sharing
AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE)The Ohio State University;
Purdue University;
University of Illinois at Chicago;
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
University of Michigan;
University of Wisconsin
Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data Sharing
AI Institute for AI-Enabled Secure and Responsive Smart Manufacturing (planning grant)University of Notre DameAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce Development
National Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Construction
(planning grant)
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignData Science Education and Workforce Development
AI Institute for TRustworthy Autonomous Systems Engineering (TRASE) (planning grant)Washington University;
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Smart & Resilient Communities; Data Science Education and Workforce Development
AI Institute for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Argonne National Laboratory;
Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center;
EarthSense, Inc.;
Michigan State University;
The University of Chicago
Digital Agriculture
AI Institute for Resilient Agriculture (AIIRA)Iowa State University;
Iowa Soybean Association;
University of Missouri;
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Digital Agriculture; Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data Sharing

Key to HDR Track abbreviations:
DSC = Data Science Corps
I-DIRSE-FW = Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering Framework
NRT = NSF Research Traineeship
TRIPODS = Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science
 

Midwest HDR Projects

Project TitleMidwest InstitutionsMBDH Priority Area(s)HDR Track
Building an HPC/HTC Infrastructure for the Synthesis and Analysis of Current and Future Cosmic Microwave Background DatasetsThe University of Chicago;
University of Cincinnati
Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms and Learning (IDEAL)Northwestern University;
The University of Chicago;
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingTRIPODS
The Data Science WAV: Experiential Learning with Local Community OrganizationsUniversity of Minnesota-Twin CitiesData Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentDSC
Nanocomposites to Metamaterials: A Knowledge Graph FrameworkNorthwestern UniversityAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingI-DIRSE-FW
Developing On-Demand Service Module for Mining Geophysical Properties of Sea Ice from High Spatial Resolution ImageryMissouri State UniversityData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Building the Twenty-First Century Citizen Science Framework to Enable Scientific Discovery Across DisciplinesAdler Planetarium;
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Big Data in Health; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Physics-Based Machine Learning for Sub-Seasonal Climate ForecastingThe University of Chicago;
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities;
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Knowledge Guided Machine Learning: A Framework for Accelerating Scientific DiscoveryUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities;
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentResearch
Framework for Integrative Data Equity SystemsUniversity of Michigan-Ann ArborCyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Biology-guided neural networks for discovering phenotypic traitsBattelle Memorial InstituteData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Advancing Science with Accelerated Machine LearningUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Accelerating the Discovery of Electronic Materials through Human-Computer Active SearchWashington UniversityAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentResearch
Machine Learning methods for multi-disciplinary multi-scales problemsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentResearch
Accelerating Synthetic Biology Discovery & Exploration through Knowledge IntegrationNational Opinion Research Center;
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
From Brains to Society: Neural Underpinnings of Collective Behaviors Via Massive Data and ExperimentsNational Opinion Research Center;
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Converging Genomics, Phenomics, and Environments Using Interpretable Machine Learning ModelsMichigan State UniversityBig Data in HealthResearch
Autonomous Computing MaterialsThe Ohio State UniversityAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch
Extensible Geospatial Data Framework towards FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) SciencePurdue UniversityData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingI-DIRSE-FW
Intersecting computational and data science to address grand challenges in plant biologyMichigan State UniversityData Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentNRT
Data and Informatics Graduate Intern-traineeship: Materials at the Atomic Scale (DIGI-MAT)University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingNRT
HDR Globus Automate: A Distributed Research Automation PlatformThe University of ChicagoCyberinfrastructure and Data SharingI-DIRSE-FW
AI-enabled Molecular Engineering of Materials and Systems (AIMEMS) for SustainabilityThe University of ChicagoAdvanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentNRT
Internet of Catalysis - Harnessing Data Science for Catalyst DesignUniversity of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.Advanced Materials and Manufacturing; Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentNRT
D4 (Dependable Data-Driven Discovery) InstituteIowa State UniversityData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingTRIPODS
Illinois Institute for Data Science and Dynamical Systems (iDS2)University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingTRIPODS
UIC Foundations of Data Science InstituteUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoData Science Education and Workforce Development; Cyberinfrastructure and Data SharingTRIPODS
Convergent Graduate Training and EmPOWERment for a Sustainable Energy FutureThe Ohio State UniversitySmart & Resilient Communities; Data Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentNRT
Interdisciplinary Traineeship for Socially Responsible and Engaged Data ScientistsUniversity of Notre DameData Science Education and Workforce DevelopmentDSC
A Framework for Data Intensive Discovery in Multimessenger AstrophysicsUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeCyberinfrastructure and Data SharingResearch