Project Highlights

Research Computing supports research from a variety of disciplines. See some of our most recently featured projects below.

  • photo showing plowed field

    There are a number of farming practices to improve soil health management, such as using cover crops, diversified crop rotations, and reduced tillage, that show promise for…

  • banner showing MSI wordmark and text "Research Exhibition, April 20, 2021"

    MSI held the 12th annual Research Exhibition on April 20, 2021. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Research Exhibition was held as a virtual event.…

  • hands holding globe with oversized tree

    The problem of plastic waste in the oceans is severe and growing. Researchers are attempting to develop ways to create environmentally friendly ways to degrade and recycle these…

  • Silphium integrifolium flower

    Silphium integrifolium is an American perennial prairie native plant that is under consideration for oilseed development for…

  • abstract image of 1s and 0s with curved lines

    MSI has selected its new supercomputer, to be called Agate. The system is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) cluster. Delivery is expected to begin in August 2021, with the…

  • closeup of cornstalk in a partially harvested field

    Accurate mapping of farmlands is a key factor for several agricultural decision-making activities such as crop insurance needs and yield forecast. The current solution, the U.S.…

  • robot arm picks an apple

    Great advances have been made in the area of assistive robots - robots that can do tasks when requested. For example, a robot might be told to “pick up a box.” This action,…

  • rows of CT scans of a brain

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes several symptoms, including tremor, problems with gait and balance, slowness of movement, and…

  • image showing tunelling nanotubes in a cancer cell and images showing machine predictions of their locations

    Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are long, thin, spontaneously forming actin-based cellular extensions that occur in a variety of cell types, including…

  • Male Florida panther in tropical greenery

    In order to protect the health of their animals, it is critical for farmers to understand how infectious diseases spread. Large-scale disease in livestock populations can also…