The University of Missouri is already doing groundbreaking work in pairing Big Data experts with clinical and life science practitioners in order to produce cutting-edge results out of the wealth of data the latter groups create with their research. And a group of College of Engineering researchers is looking to expand collaborative efforts even further.
The Computer Science Department named its outstanding student award recipients, Assistant Professor Prasad Calyam received the Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award, and Assistant Research Professor Trupti Joshi earned the Special Academic Appointment Award at the annual College of Engineering Awards Dinner
Two students who got a taste of computational scalability and the other benefits of involvement with SoyKB are Michael Fitzpatrick and Danny Franklin.
The University of Missouri expanded its investment in soybean research in 1999 by hiring four faculty members with expertise in breeding, genetics, genomics and economics to fill endowed chair positions funded by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) with assets that came directly from the state’s soybean growers.
The Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a free online data resource managed by assistant computer science research professor Trupti Joshi, allows collaboration to solve questions encountered in soybean research.