June 23, 2020 — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, alongside fellow consortium members of the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI), awards $5.4 million to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) research to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by C3.ai DTI this morning.
Twenty-six projects will receive funding for research that strives toward addressing COVID-19 across multiple disciplines including medicine, urban planning, public policy, and computer science, and its impact on racial, economic, and healthcare disparities. In addition, research teams will have access to advanced computing and data resources provided by C3.ai DTI consortium members and partners.
“NCSA is looking forward to working with UC Berkeley, Microsoft, NERSC, and the other consortium partners to support these exciting projects, taking advantage of our long history of using computing and data to accelerate the progress of research,” says William “Bill” Gropp, Director of NCSA.
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