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…


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…