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November 19, 2009

Samatova Receives Research Funding to Study Statistical Computing

Dr. Nagiza Samatova, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $299,745 by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (US Dept. of Energy) to support her research proposal titled “Scalable Statistical Computing for Physical Science Applications.”

The award will run from October 5, 2009 to June 5, 2011.

Samatova will collaborate with Dr. Anatoli Melechko associate professor of materials science and engineering at NC State University.

Abstract – Physical science applications such as nanoscience, fusion science, climate and biology, generate large-scale data sets from their simulations and high throughput technologies. This necessitates scalable technologies for processing and analyzing this data. We plan to research and develop advanced data mining algorithms for knowledge discovery from this complex, high-dimensional, and noisy data. We will apply these technologies to DOE-mission scientific applications related to fusion energy, bioenergy, understanding the impacts of climate extremes, and insider threat detection and mitigation.

For more information on Dr. Samatova, click here.


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