ISU announces .65 million in seed funding for big-data projects

Iowa State University announced four new big-data research projects that will receive $1.65 million in seed funding as part of an initiative launched in 2012 by ISU President Steven Leath. The third round of funding for the initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers. The Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research program provides seed funding to establish research teams from across the campus to tackle emerging societal challenges. The goal is to help the teams grow into well-funded, cross-disciplinary research groups. So far, the presidential research initiative has launched research teams made up of more than 100 Iowa State faculty members from five colleges. The teams have attracted $42.6 million in external funding…


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