Cloud computing guide for researchers – Text mining for healthcare research using Cortana Intelligence

The explosion in the quantity of medical literature over the last couple of decades is making it increasingly difficult to quickly develop robust guidance to bring research into real-world practice for patients and citizens around the world. Researchers at University College London and Cochrane are working together to apply AI and machine learning to analyze…

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

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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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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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…


Predictive models and Azure Machine Learning for EnviroHack 2015

Data, data everywhere, but what’s the use? There are great efforts across many research disciplines to make data available for reuse, and environmental science is one area in which this is very successful. But how do you make all this data discoverable, usable and actionable? Dozens of scientists, developers, and business people were wowed by…

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NoSQL in the cloud for researchers

There is a lot of excitement around NoSQL approaches for research applications across many different domains. The advantages of simplicity, scalability, and flexibility are extremely tempting, but it’s not always easy to figure out how to deploy such approaches. So we’re really excited that Azure has a new NoSQL service designed from the ground-up to be…

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Azure for Research on Curah!

In pulling together some of the resources we have for the Azure for Research program – I decided to utilize Cuarh! – Curate the web and share what you know site to aggregate some of the links and related sites to the overall effort.  If you have other suggestions to add to the list –…

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Windows Azure training for researchers–Now available online

Today we’ve made online versions of the Windows for Azure training for researchers available to complement the availability of all the course materials.  Also if you have the ability to attend the training in person – there are many sessions coming up. New online Windows Azure training for researchers The global Windows Azure for Research…

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Science in the Cloud: Building cloud virtual machines for research

Coming in March – there is going to be a special Azure for Research Request for Proposals – focusing on Science VMs for Research.  Take a look at the opportunity and get your request in by March 15th. Building cloud virtual machines for research As regular readers of this blog know, the Windows Azure for…

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