Assistant Professor Peng Tai-Quan (Winson) won the Windows Azure for Research award from Microsoft Research, receiving a Windows Azure Platform 12-month Research Pass. Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform which allows researchers to build, deploy and manage applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. Winning proposals in the award programme receive large allocations of Azure compute and storage resources for one year.
The award will provide strong infrastructural support for one of Asst Prof Peng’s on-going research projects, which examines social sentiment on social media. The project also received funding from Microsoft’s Urban Informatics Research Grant.