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FAPESP-Microsoft announce projects selected for funding

FAPESP-Microsoft announce projects selected for funding

The Microsoft Research-FAPESP Institute for IT Research has chosen four research proposals for funding. Project leaders will be contacted by FAPESP in order to sign the Terms of Agreement

FAPESP and Microsoft Research announced the list of projects selected for funding under the public call for proposals of June 15, 2009 (FAPESP Call no. 06/2009) by the Microsoft Research-FAPESP Institute for IT Research and per the agreement between the institutions.

Approved proposals

Number Researcher Institution Project Title
09/53153-3 Agma Juci M. Traina ICMCSC/USP AgroDataMine: Development of Data Mining Methods and Techniques for Research on Climate Change with an Emphasis on Agrometeorology
09/53151-0 Carlos Alfredo Joly Unicamp SinBIOTA 2.0 – Biota/FAPESP Program Information System: Planning the Next 10 Years
09/53154-0 Celso Von Randow Inpe/MCT Development and Application of a Geosensor Network for Environmental Monitoring
09/53161-6 Ricardo Z. Nicoliello Vencio FMRP/USP Information Technology Applied to Genomics for Bioenergy: Probabilistic Annotation Using Artificial Intelligence


Details of funding decisions will be made available to the responsible parties. Project leaders will be contacted by FAPESP in order to sign the Terms of Agreement.

The Microsoft Research-FAPESP Institute for IT Research is an initiative designed to support research in information and communication technology by researchers affiliated with universities and research institutes in the state of São Paulo.

The goal of this collaboration between FAPESP and Microsoft is to create a network of researchers able to provide new insights that expand the capacity of computational technology to address the economic and social needs of disadvantaged rural and urban communities.

The initiative supports bold and innovative proposals that combine advancements in fundamental knowledge with the potential for applications that can have significant economic and social impacts.

For more information: www.fapesp.br/materia/2820.