Category: Funding News

Kevin Skadron, Mircea Stan, Westley Weimer and Ahmed Abbasi receive $875,000 from NSF

EN-CS XPS:FULL: New Abstractions and Applications for Automata Computing ABSTRACT As society collects more and more data about the world around us, and digitizes more and more artifacts, “big data” promises unparalleled potential, but also poses new and unique computational challenges. Turning data into useful knowledge at or near real-time can have significant impacts, such…

Read more Kevin Skadron, Mircea Stan, Westley Weimer and Ahmed Abbasi receive $875,000 from NSF

John Stankovic receives $425,000 from NSF

CPS: Breakthrough: Wearables With Feedback Control ABSTRACT Recently there is an increasing availability of smart wearables including smart watches, bands, buttons and pendants. Many of these devices are part of human-in-the-loop Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). With future fundamental advances in the intersection of communications, control, and computation for these energy and resource limited devices, there…

Read more John Stankovic receives $425,000 from NSF

Kamin Whitehouse & Hongning Wang receive $425,000 from NSF

Collaborative Sensing: An Approach for Immediately Scalable Sensing in Buildings ABSTRACT Buildings are complex systems with profound impact on human health, productivity, comfort, and energy consumption. Smart building technology promises to improve many aspects of building operation by applying sensor data toward more informed and precise building operation. Smart buildings are one important dimension of…

Read more Kamin Whitehouse & Hongning Wang receive $425,000 from NSF

Yanjun (Jane) Qi, David Evans and Wes Weimer receive $494,884 from NSF

TWC: Small: Automatic Techniques for Evaluating and Hardening Machine Learning Classifiers in the Presence of Adversaries ABSTRACT New security exploits emerge far faster than manual analysts can analyze them, driving growing interest in automated machine learning tools for computer security. Classifiers based on machine learning algorithms have shown promising results for many security tasks including…

Read more Yanjun (Jane) Qi, David Evans and Wes Weimer receive $494,884 from NSF

Connelly Barnes, Baishakhi Ray and Westley Weimer receive $450,000 from NSF

Translating Compilers for Visual Computing in Dynamic Languages ABSTRACT This collaborative project is developing technologies to enable students, scientists, and other non-expert developers to use computer languages that facilitate rapid prototyping, and yet still automatically convert such programs to have high performance. In this research, the PI and co-PIs focus on programs that operate over…

Read more Connelly Barnes, Baishakhi Ray and Westley Weimer receive $450,000 from NSF

Baishakhi Ray receives $250,000 in NSF funding

TWC: Small: Collab: Automated Detection and Repair of Handling Bugs in SSL/TLS Implementations ABSTRACT Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols are critical to internet security. However, the software that implements SSL/TLS protocols is especially vulnerable to security flaws and the consequences can be disastrous. A large number of security flaws in SSL/TLS implementations…

Read more Baishakhi Ray receives $250,000 in NSF funding

Samira Khan receives $174,803 from NSF

System-Level Detection, Modeling, and Mitigation of DRAM Failures to Enable Efficient Scaling of DRAM Memory Future computing systems will be dominated by enormous amount of data processing. These systems will have to compute over exponentially growing user focused data from ubiquitous network and internet of things (e.g., sensors, self-driving cars, mobile devices, social media). At…

Read more Samira Khan receives $174,803 from NSF

Mark Sherriff receives $104,173 from NSF

Collaborative Research:Transforming Computer Science Education Research Through Use of Appropriate Empirical Research ABSTRACT The significance and importance of this project resides in its focus on increasing the value and effectiveness of Computer Science Education (CSEd) by providing computer science educators with the tools and the mentoring necessary to properly evaluate novel teaching methods. As the…

Read more Mark Sherriff receives $104,173 from NSF