2020 MSU Cloud Computing Fellows

MSU’s Institute of Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER) and the ITS Analytics and Data Solutions (ADS) group are proud to announce the second cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows! 

Congratulations to:
Meng Cai (Urban & Regional Planning)
Dr. Dae Kwan Ko (Biological Networks)
Dr. David Luecke (Electric Fish Biology)
Huan Chen (Genetics and Genome Science)
Jonathon Burkow (Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering)
Jonathan King (Political Science)
Joshua Baldwin (Communications)
Nick Ivanov (Computer Science)
Sanguk Lee (Communications)
Shuting Wu (Accounting and Information Systems)
Sylmarie Davila-Montero (Electrical Engineering)
Yingjie Li (Fisheries and Wildlife)

Please see the bio of the 2020 Cloud Computing Fellows here

Beginning in November, the MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship will provide a series of group sessions that will cover a wide range of subjects relating to cloud computing. This first phase will include presentations, workshops and hands-on exploration of cloud computing concepts and platforms. During the second phase of the fellowship, fellows will work with Ezra Brooks from IT Services and Dr. Mahmoud Parvizi from ICER to design a cloud-based application that can be applied to a specific research problem of their choosing.

“This year’s cohort of Cloud Computing Fellows represent a true cross-section of Michigan State University, with research areas that span engineering, the life sciences, social sciences, mathematics, and many other fields.” said Dr. Brian O’Shea, ICER Director and the founder of the fellowship program, “I’m really excited to see how they use cloud computing to advance their work.” Ezra Brooks, who developed the initial curriculum for the program, and will continue to instruct and mentor this year’s fellows said, “There is so much incredible research happening at MSU, and it's great to see how cloud computing can benefit people working in so many different fields.” He hopes this year’s training will inspire fellows to discover and explore new ideas. 

The goal of this year’s fellowship is to provide fellows with real world experience in cloud computing and a good understanding of its capabilities and limitations. Dr. Parvizi, who was hired to support the training and mentoring of fellows, hopes that in addition to gaining experience in assessing, applying and evaluating cloud-computing tools in an academic research environment,this cohort of fellows from very diverse fields of research interest will push the boundaries with their application of cloud-based tools in their disciplines.

When asked about the ideal impact of the fellowship on the research community,  Dr. O’Shea commented, “It’s my hope that the Cloud Computing Fellowship will help MSU research groups expand their expertise, and thus be able to pursue bigger and different types of research problems.”