MSU Cloud Computing fellowship - Application deadline Sept. 27, 2019

MSU’s Institute of Cyber-Enabled Research and the ITS Analytics and Data Solutions group are accepting applications from MSU doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to join the first cohort of MSU Cloud Computing Fellows.  As a part of this program, you will participate in a series of 3-4 workshops during the fall semester that will teach you how to:

Determine the aspects of your research that can be improved with cloud computing;

Port your research application to the cloud and develop a cloud-based workflow; and

Understand the strengths of different cloud computing providers (e.g., Amazon AWS vs. Google Cloud vs. Microsoft Azure), and optimize your workflow to maximize scientific yield.

Following the workshops you will receive hands-on support with optimizing your research application for cloud computing and for any issues that you encounter with your cloud experience (using computing credits provided as a part of your fellowship).  At the end of the spring semester, we will have a symposium where you will present the results of your experiments. We will further publicize your work through a variety of channels. In addition to participation and cloud computing credits, Cloud Computing Fellows will receive a small cash stipend after the successful completion of the fellowship.

If you are interested, please apply at by no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.  Applications will be judged by (1) the likelihood of the research application benefiting in some way from cloud computing; (2) the applicant’s ability to participate in the workshops and symposium; and (3) the research application’s contribution to a broad and diverse range of topical areas and cloud usage modalities.  If you have any questions, please contact the ICER Director, Professor Brian O’Shea, at