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Researchers Win IT, Infrastructure Funding from NSF

Andrew Chien

In mid-September, the NSF awarded more than $14 million from its Information Technology Research program to UCSD researchers, and Jacobs School faculty will participate in seven of the ten projects. Topics range from how to make cryptography easier to use and grid applications easier to create, to the development of robust information systems that enable first responders and decision-makers to make well-informed and better decisions in crisis situations. The announcement came just weeks after the funding agency approved a $1.8 million Research Infrastructure grant. Led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Andrew Chien, the project will deploy high-speed wired and wireless infrastructure in the now-under-construction CSE building. The equipment will enable largescale, experimental computer science by giving researchers access to massive amounts of computer processing power, memory and storage.