CSC News

June 01, 2011

Gu Receives Google Research Award

Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been selected to receive her second Google Research Award.  This award, in the amount of $61,000, will support her research proposal titled “Concurrent Adaptive Resource Scaling for Multi-Tenant Cloud Systems.”  This award brings Dr. Gu's Google Research Award total to $111,519.
The purpose of the Google Research Awards program is to facilitate more interaction between Google and academia and also nurture stronger relations and partnerships with universities, and to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty pursuing research in areas of mutual interest.
The intent of the awards is to support academic research aimed at improving information access. Awards through the program are typically for one year in the range of $10K-$150K.
Award recipients are assigned a Google Sponsor, through whom they can discuss research directions, provide progress updates, engage in knowledge transfer, etc. John Wilkes will serve as Dr. Gu’s liaison at Google during the time of the project.
For more information on Dr. Gu, click here.
For more information on Google Research Awards, click here.


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