2 researchers win fellowships for big-data projects

NCDS logoTwo faculty researchers at N.C. A&T have been named 2014 Data Science Faculty Fellows by the National Consortium for Data Science.

The  faculty members and their proposed research projects are:

  • Dr. Rajeev Agrawal, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Systems Technology, Designing Sustainable and Domain-Neutral Next Generation Data Infrastructure to Advance Big Data Science, and
  • Dr. Justin Zhan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Community Detection on Big Networks.

Click here for abstracts of the projects. Each researcher will receive $30,000 to support their research. They are among five researchers awarded fellowships for 2014.

The National Consortium For Data Science is a collaboration of universities, industry and government formed to advance the systematic study of digital data. It was founded to help the United States take advantage of the growth of digital data to create new jobs and industries, advances in healthcare, transformative discoveries in science, and competitive advantages for U.S. industry.

Academic members of the group include Duke, N.C. State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and others.  Among the corporate members are Cisco, GE, IBM, and SAS. The EPA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences are the government agencies represented in the group. Other members include MCNC, RTI International, and the Renaissance Computing Institute.

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