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April 07, 2011

NSF Provides Supplement for Samatova's Climate Change Research

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded supplemental funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research proposal titled “Understanding Climate Change: A Data Driven Approach.” This $16,000 supplement brings the total funding for this project to $1,815,739, and extends the award period to August 31, 2012.

Samatova is collaborating 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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