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Department of Computer Science News

Department of Computer Science: Achievements June 2011-April 2012

Posted May. 8, 2012

Recent research activity conducted by Department of Computer Science faculty members between June 2011 and April 2012 includes five new grants.

Johnnie W. Baker, Paul A. Farrell, and Mikhail Nesterenko

Baker, J.W., Farrell, P.A., and Nesterenko, M. NSF/TCPP Fall 2011 Early Adopter program.

  • The proposal involves introducing appropriate parallel and distributed computing (PDC) topics into a number of core courses in Computer Science such as CS 1, Operating Systems, Design & Analysis of Algorithms and Systems Programming; the planning of curriculum revisions for others; and the creation of a parallel and distributed concentration at Kent State.  Materials produced will be shared with the Academic Community, which is producing new curriculum standards for incorporating PDC into the core computer science curriculum.

Javed Khan

Khan, J. (PI). World Bank. "Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN)," $1.25 million.

  • This work is part of an international partnership between KSU, the Ohio Academic Resource Network (PARnet) and Ireland's National Research and Education Network (HEAnet).  The partners have been selected to provide advanced technical expertise in building the BdREN through an international competition.

Jonathan Maletic

Maletic, J. (PI); Ortiz, J. Selinger, R., Portman, J., Case A. (Co-PIs). NSF DUE, "Scholarships for Broadening Participation in Science," $599,999.

Maletic, J. (PI) ABB, Inc. "Software Visualization to Support Understanding of Hierarchical Data," $120K.

Ye Zhao

Zhao, Ye (Co-PI). Google Faculty Research Award. "Visualizing High Dimensional Datasets."

  • The proposed research aims to address a challenging topic in high dimensional data visualization: Visualizing evolving data sets with lots of categorical values mixed with unstructured data, such as bank transaction records with comments in them.  This project will use document visualization techniques to visualize multidimensional data.  It is a collaborative work with researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and supported by Google Faculty Research Award.