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November 02, 2018

NSF Supports Parnin’s Research on Computing Environments

Dr. Christopher Parnin, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $345,875 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal entitled “DockerizeME:  Automatic Inference and Repair of Computing Environments.”


The award will run from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2021. 


Abstract – Data scientists perform analysis that society increasingly relies on. As data and analysis grow in complexity, so does the computing environments required to run that analysis. A wide variety of tools have been created to help data scientists do their jobs, yet the computing environments used for these analyses are often difficult to reproduce and vary significantly from tool to tool. As a result, data scientists may waste time trying to share, reproduce, and scale these computing environments, instead of making their analysis more thorough and reliable. In this project, we describe how we can infer configurations from existing code snippets and computing environments and automatically create application containers for running and scaling the computations. Further, based on our infrastructure, we can provide the ability to repair code and code environments in order to perform automated maintenance of computing environments.


For more information on Dr. Parnin, click here.



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