Weather forecast on Windows Azure

Wenming Ye is another all-time favorite speakers at our Open Data for Open Science events. His Weather Forecast on Windows Azure demo showcases some of the best features of Windows Azure for big data, and often leaves his audience with eye-opening hands-on experience with Azure. Recently, at SuperComputing 2012, the Weather Forecast on Windows Azure…


Who is not talking about big data today

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on e-Science for Bioenergy Research, SPSAS e-SciBioenergy, was held Oct. 22-26th at Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory – CTBE. I was honored to be one of the invited speakers and had a marvelous time with the students and researchers talking about “big data”. I learned that the…


A Game-Changing Mindset in the Field of Sensor Networks

Microsoft Research paper on low energy GPS sensing (called Cloud-Offloaded GPS or CO-GPS) received the Best Paper Award at ACM SenSys’12. Many considered the paper as the best example of the new direction that the community is taking — from focusing primarily on low power wireless networking to covering broadly sensing, data, and low power…