Cloud computing guide for researchers – eBird big data analysis using Microsoft Azure

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Citizen scientists all over the world have been helping the Cornell Lab of Ornithology collect bird observations for 15 years using eBird. This real-time, online checklist program enables birders to record birds they see, keep track of lists, explore maps and graphs, share with the eBird community and contribute to ornithological science and bird conservation….

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – Azure IoT for Croke Park Smart Stadium

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Using sensors in a busy environment, such as a sports stadium, can unveil deep insights to provide a better experience for visitors to a game, the local community, and tourists wanting to enjoy the venue. Deploying sensors, collecting data, processing it, making sense of the information, and visualising it are key challenges that researchers at…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – get started in one hour

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Microsoft Azure can help with almost any research computing task, due to its huge range of capabilities. It can, however, be hard to know where to start… This short guide will show you the ropes in about an hour, after which you’ll be all set to explore further. Once you have an account then we…

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CLOUDMINE call for papers – deadline 12 August 2016

  The CLOUDMINE workshop, co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining on Dec 12-15 2016, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on cloud based data mining systems and applications. While the data mining community includes tracks and workshops to discuss research that implicitly leverages cloud based applications and scale, the CLOUDMINE workshop…

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Azure for Research training comes to Europe: 9-16 May 2016

Do you need a time machine for getting your research done faster? Then come along to our Azure for Research training to learn how cloud computing can help. Whether it’s big data, big compute (HPC), or analysing data streaming from devices for an IoT project, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is using Microsoft…

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Data Science for Researchers using Microsoft Azure

Data science is a huge topic, and requires a wide range of tools and services to cover the different areas that it encompasses. Even answering the question ‘What is a data scientist?’ is not easy. This is a brief list of articles, activities and resources for researchers and students to explore how Microsoft Azure and…

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Azure Machine Learning for Teaching – Machine Learning by Doing

The International Conference on Machine Learning 2015 in Lille, France was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet the world’s best ML researchers! Many of the conversations we had on the Microsoft booth were around using Azure Machine Learning (#AzureML) for teaching, so we thought we would expand on those discussions here. Effectively conveying the…

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Getting started with Microsoft Azure for your research

There are so many ways that cloud computing can be used for research projects, it’s often hard to know where to start. Microsoft Azure is very easy to use, and once you’ve managed to do a few things it will seem second nature to take advantage of its more advanced capabilities. So if you’re just…


Azure for Research updates – April 2015

The Microsoft Research team has hand selected the latest news about the Microsoft Azure for Research program, Microsoft Azure updates and resources, and the latest cloud-computing trends in research.   Continue to explore how cloud computing can be used in your research and find the right application scenario that will address your big data challenges. Microsoft…

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