The Spoke award program was an NSF solicitation that linked collaborative big data projects with the NSF regional Big Data Innovation Hubs. The projects below are led from within the Midwest region, with communications and outreach support from the MBDH. These projects have led to many other funded collaborations.

2018 Awards


An Integrated Big Data Framework for Water Quality Issues in the Upper Mississippi River Basin (Iowa State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa)
Website: http://www.umissis.org/

Smart Big Data Pipeline for Aging Rural Bridge Transportation Infrastructure (SMARTI) (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
Website: https://bridgingbigdata.github.io/

Community-Driven Data Engineering for Substance Abuse Prevention in the Rural Midwest (Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago, Wright State University)

2016 Awards

Digital Agriculture — Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education
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PI: Travis Desell
Co-PIs: Joe Colletti, Gregory Monaco, Jennifer Clarke,
Organization: University of North Dakota Main Campus
NSF Award Number: 1636865

Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
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PI: Richard Gonzalez
Co-PIs: George Alter, Ivo Dinov
Organization: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
NSF Award Number: 1636840

Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
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PI: Franco Pestilli
Co-PIs: Lei Wang, Andrew Saykin, Olaf Sporns
Organization: Indiana University
NSF Award Number: 1636893

Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
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PI: Satya Sahoo
Organization: Case Western Reserve University
NSF Award Number: 1636850

Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
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PI: Dhabaleswar Panda
Co-PIs: Xiaoyi Lu, Hari Subramoni
Organization: Ohio State University
NSF Award Number: 1636846

Networked Resilience of Communities Facing Natural and Social Emergencies
PI: Marshall Poole
Co-PI: Alex Yahja
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NSF Award Number: 1636942

Cyberinfrastructure to Enhance Data Quality and Support Reproducible Results in Sensor Originated Big Data
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PI: Elisa Bertino
Co-PI: Sorin Matei
Organization: Purdue University
NSF Award Number: 1636891

Big Data Innovations for Bridge Health
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PI: Robin Gandhi
CO-PIs: Brian Ricks, Deepak Khazanchi, Daniel Linzell, Chungwook Sim
Organization: University of Nebraska at Omaha
NSF Award Number: 1636805

Integrative Materials Design (IMaD): Leverage, Innovate, and Disseminate
PI: Peter Voorhees
Organization: Northwestern University
NSF Award Number: 1636909

Integrative Materials Design (IMaD): Leverage, Innovate, and Disseminate
PI: Dane Morgan
Organization: University of Wisconsin-Madison
NSF Award Number: 1636910

Integrative Materials Design (IMaD): Leverage, Innovate, and Disseminate
PI: Ian Foster
Organization: University of Chicago
NSF Award Number: 1636950

Integrative Materials Design (IMaD): Leverage, Innovate, and Disseminate
PI: Dallas Trinkle
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
NSF Award Number: 1636929

Integrative Materials Design (IMaD): Leverage, Innovate, and Disseminate
PI: John Allison
Organization: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
NSF Award Number: 1636919