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June 09, 2011

Murphy-Hill Receives Google Research Award

Dr. Emerson Murphy-Hill, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been selected to receive a Google Research Award.  This award, in the amount of $61,000, will support his research proposal titled “Fast-Feedback Static Analysis Tools.”

Abstract – Static analysis tools can help software engineers find bugs early in the development process, but current static analysis tools do not fit well into engineers' workflow. As a result, engineers may waste significant time trying to understand the context of a static analysis warning. This research will investigate how to help engineers use static analysis tools early in the development process in a way that integrates into their existing work flow, helping them find bugs early, while they are still cheap to fix.
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. Robert Bowdidge will serve as Dr. Murphy-Hill’s liaison at Google during the time of the project.
For more information on Dr. Murphy-Hill, click here.
For more information on Google Research Awards, click here.

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