The NSF Computing the Biome team recently participated in the 2021 National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Expo, which was held on July 28-29, 2021. The two-day event builds upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact and provided the team the opportunity to showcase their latest solutions to a wide range of stakeholders. The Digital Biome team's work focused on protecting communities from biological threats with real-time sensing and AI.
The NSF Convergence Accelerator program, is uniquely designed to leverage a convergence approach to transition basic research and discovery into practice. Using innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science; and integration of multidisciplinary research and cross-cutting partnerships the Convergence Accelerator is making investments to solve high impact societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research.
The Computing the Biome team demoed their solution for protecting communities from biological threats with real-time sensing and AI. A short promotional video and a nine minute demo video were each created for the Expo, and can be found below.