CSU professor obtains $400K NSF award to improve sensor data processing

By: Steve Wednesday April 24, 2013 0 comments Tags: CSU, Darrell Whitley, Fort Collins, Shrideep Pallickara

Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado logoFORT COLLINS - A Colorado State University computer science professor has received a $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Career CAREER award to make computer systems more efficient.

Shrideep Pallickara, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, will use the grant to explore robust processing of data streams in real time. These data streams are generated by everything from electronic health monitoring devices in hospitals to chemical sensors associated with bioterrorism.

"Health care and homeland security can benefit from this research as well as experimental science," said Darrell Whitley, chair of the computer science department. "We are proud of Shrideep's success and know his students will benefit from his enthusiasm for teaching as well as innovation."

Pallickara researches techniques that will improve the efficiency and robustness of automated medical data stream processing, which will translate to lower costs and improved outcomes.

Open source software produced as part of Pallickara's research - which can be configured over an arbitrary number of machines to process a large number of streams in a variety of settings - lowers entry barriers for scientists who need to process observational data in their applications.

The project will also provide educational opportunities for students, allowing students from Cortez Middle School to travel to CSU this summer to study math concepts during an annual summer camp.



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