What is Cyberinfrastructure?

submitted by: apryl

Scientists describe Cyberinfrastucture.

New software interfaces for image collections

submitted by: jiagu

The project objective is to design a new interface that maximizes usability of digital image collections based off current methods utilized in sites such as ArtStor, Flickr, Panoramio.

Fabrication of vertical silicon nanowire arrays using nanolithography

submitted by: aohoka09

The determination of thermal conductivity of nanostructures, in addition to its scientific importance, is applicable to characterization of heat utilization efficiency and energy conversion. My objective is to develop a thermal conductivity measurement system for nanoscale devices, based on the 3-omega method.

A Distributed Acoustic Localization System using Clusters of Microphones.

submitted by: vishal.k

There currently are systems that can determine with relative accuracy the source of a sound, but these systems rely on a central unit to process all necessary calculations. The goal of my project is to explore a distributive method which generates vectors and computes the location cooperatively among all the clusters, and compare it to the centralized method in existence.

Plasmonics for Sensing Applications

submitted by: akher

Surface plasmons are oscillations in electron density formed at the interface between a metal and an insulator. The project will use surface plasmon resonance on 2D nanohole arrays for biological sensing.

A Game-Based Approach for Collecting Semantic Music Annotations

submitted by: LukeThivierge

To create a collection of online games to generate significant amounts of high-quality semantic labels that will be used to organize, search, recommend, retrieve and describe huge - and growing - music collections. Imagine an extensive music database like Pandora where you can search for music by describing it like "fast tempo with bagpipes, distorted guitar, and multi-part vocal harmonies" or "eerie Halloween music on a synthesizer."