Introducing the 2022 MSU Cloud Computing Fellows
The 2022 MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship cohort has begun the first phase of their fellowship experience. Led by MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) and the ITS Data Management & Analytics (DMA) group, the fellowship is designed to provide cloud computing expertise and hands-on experience for academic researchers.
“The fellows should be thought of as cutting-edge researchers whose impact will be to push the boundaries of traditional high-performance computing,” explains Dr. Mahmoud Parvizi, MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship facilitator and former participant. “They are future principal investigators who will most certainly influence others whose research will benefit from cloud computing resources.”
Computational research is becoming increasingly necessary in fields that have not traditionally utilized high-performance computing. Accordingly, this cohort of fellows represents a cross-section of academically diverse research areas across MSU.
“The most exciting aspect of the fellowship is the opportunity for ICER to contribute to the advancement of academic research at a university-wide level with the introduction of cloud-based tools generally unavailable in a traditional high-performance computing environment,” notes Parvizi.
The fellowship culminates in a final symposium where each participant will present their incorporation of cloud-computing resources into their current research. The symposium serves as an opportunity for fellows to showcase their real-world application of cloud-computing tools in an academic environment.
The 2022 Cloud Computing Fellows include:
- S. Farhad Abdollahi
- Suhwoo Ahn
- Lydia Bradford
- Ritam Guha
- Faith Houck
- Sue Lim
- Sarah Manski
- Miles Roberts
- John Salako
- Meicheng Shen
- Adam Terwilliger
- Alfred Torsu
- Ziyi Xi
- Arash Yunesi
Read about the recipients of this award in full detail on the ICER website.