Gehringer & Gu Receive Google Research Awards
The NC State Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that two members of its faculty have been selected to receive Google Research Awards totaling over $85,500.
Dr. Edward Gehringer, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $35,000 to support his research proposal titled “Using Social Media and Peer Review to Enhance Constructivist Learning.” Jeromy Henry will serve as Dr. Gehringer’s liaison at Google during the time of the project.
Dr. Xiaohui (Helen) Gu, assistant professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $50,519 to support her research proposal titled “Predictive Elastic Load Management for Cloud Computing Infrastructures.” John Wilkes will serve as Dr. Gu’s liaison at Google during the time of the project.
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. Participants in the awards program have a primary contact at Google through whom they discuss research directions, provide progress updates, engage in knowledge transfer, etc.
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.
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For more information on Dr. Gu, click here.
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