September 02, 2010
Samatova Receives Award to Study Effects of Climate Change
Dr. Nagiza Samatova, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $1,799,739 by the National Science Foundation to support her research proposal titled “Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach.”
The award will run from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2012.
Samatova will collaborate on the research with Dr. Frederick Semazzi, a professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State.
Abstract - The goal is to provide a computational capability for effective and efficient exploration of high-resolution climate networks derived from multivariate, uncertain, noisy and spatio-temporal climate data. We plan to increase the efficiency and climatologically relevancy of the network patterns identification through integrated research activities focused on: (a) supporting comparative analysis of multiple climate networks; (b) constraining the search space via exploiting the inherent structure (e.g., multi-partite) of climate networks; (c) establishing the foundation to efficiently update solutions for perturbed (changing) graphs; and (d) designing and implementing parallel algorithms scalable to thousands of processors on multi-node multi-core supercomputer architectures.
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