AWS Public Sector Blog

Category: Research

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UC Davis Health Cloud Innovation Center, powered by AWS, uses generative AI to fight health misinformation

The University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California Davis Health Cloud Innovation Center (UCDH CIC)—powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS)—and the AWS Digital Innovation (DI) team have built a prototype that uses machine learning (ML) and generative artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the public health communications landscape by giving officials the tools they need to fight medical misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

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Why Fugaku, Japan’s fastest supercomputer, went virtual on AWS

Japan’s Mount Fuji is famous for its height and width but it’s also reachable by novice hikers without lots of time on their hands due to the nation’s efforts to make it accessible. Now, the researchers behind one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, Fugaku, which is another name for Mt. Fuji, are trying to make the supercomputer just as accessible on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Read this post to learn more.

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Disaster response and risk management using PNNL’s Aether framework on AWS

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) developed Aether as a reusable framework for sharing data and analytics with sponsors and stakeholders. Aether is a mature cloud-centered framework designed using Amazon Web Services (AWS) serverless services to provide a cost-effective and reliable environment for a dozen projects currently deployed with the framework. Read this post to learn more about how Aether’s serverless-first approach is enabling disaster response and risk management.

New AWS survey reveals the link between AI fluency and the next education revolution

Access Partnership recently conducted a study commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AI skills across various industries globally—including education. The study found that employers and employees in the education sector anticipate that AI utilization will improve productivity by more than one-third. Read this post to learn more about this finding, and others, and what it means for the education sector.

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UK Biobank enables medical research worldwide through vast database powered by AWS

UK Biobank, the world’s most comprehensive source of health data used for research, needed a purpose-built data platform with compute and data-storage capabilities that provided analysis tools in a centralized environment and the flexibility to manage increasing quantities of data. This led to the establishment and launch of the secure, cloud-based UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform (RAP), which is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Read this post to learn more about UK Biobank’s journey to becoming a globally accessible dataset for health researchers.

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University of Nebraska-Omaha’s ITD Lab migrates to Amazon Aurora with Babelfish, reducing database costs

The IT for Development (ITD) Lab at the University of Nebraska at Omaha previously migrated their ETeams application to Amazon Web Services (AWS) because they did not want to manage the underlying infrastructure. With a limited staff, they could focus more on building new functionality in the ETeams application and less on performing mundane maintenance tasks. While the application was performing well, the ITD Lab’s director wanted to lower the monthly costs. This blog post explores an alternative to an SQL Server database that is just as performant but at a lower cost.

Get excited for IMAGINE: Nonprofit 2024

On March 20, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference returns to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for our eighth year of learning with nonprofit leaders from around the world. This annual event inspires nonprofits to rethink what’s possible for their mission, through the latest innovations in the cloud. Discover new ideas, build connections, and interact with cutting-edge technology onsite. Whether it’s your first time attending, or your eighth, here are a few tips to make the most of IMAGINE: Nonprofit 2024.

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Cloud incident response at UNSW with digital forensics powered by AWS

In the digital age, universities face increasing cyber threats that put valuable data at risk. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is taking proactive measures to address this growing concern. Read this blog post to learn how UNSW is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to modernize its IT infrastructure and bolster cybersecurity defenses as part of its cloud transformation program.

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Flexibility, cost-savings, and innovation: Kellogg School of Management chooses AWS

At the end of 2022, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management had a decision to make. The on-premises SQL server used by faculty and students had reached the end of its life, and the school needed to identify a cost-effective way forward while ensuring that the datasets would remain highly available for researchers to use on demand. After weighing various options, Kellogg worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a data lake that fit its unique needs.

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St. Louis University uses AWS to make big data accessible for researchers

The research team at SLU’s Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research (SCAER) required vast quantities of anonymized cell phone data in order to study the impacts of large-scale social problems. SCAER needed to store, clean, and process 450 terabytes of data, so it worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create a fast, cost-effective solution for managing its growing quantities of data.