#innovationIOWA $1.5M federal grant creates Midwest big data hub

Iowa State University is one of five universities creating a Midwest big data hub with the support of a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Midwest hub, which will be known as SEEDCorn (Sustainable Enabling Environment for Data Collaboration), is one of four regional big data hubs announced Monday by the National Science Foundation. With Iowa State, the founding schools of SEEDCorn are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Michigan, Indiana University and the University of North Dakota.
The hub will be led by Edward Seidel of Illinois, where he directs the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and is the Founder professor in physics and a professor of astronomy. As the full-time executive director, he will be based in Illinois. Part-time staff will be based at the other campuses.
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