ICC director Tim Havens was recently awarded a 24-month, $200K contract from Ford Motor Company for his project, “Machine Learning with Generative Networks for Customer Fleet Prognostics.”
Guy Hembroff, associate professor, CMH Division, and director of the Health Informatics graduate program and the Institute of Computing and Cybersystem’s Center for Cybersecurity, is the principal investigator on a one-year project that has been awarded a $40,000 contract from the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD). The project is titled “Cybersecurity Course for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program.”
The CCISD CTE program provides courses and labs to high school-age students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties. It is intended to provide the academic background, technical ability, and work experience that today’s youth will need to succeed in today’s changing job market.
The contract funds instructor time, use of facilities, labs, and equipment, and materials and supplies. Student enrolled in the program meet on Michigan Tech’s campus for two hours per day, Monday through Friday, from September to May.
The CTE Cybersecurity course covers topics including security architecture, cryptographic systems, security protocols, and security management tools. Students also learn about virus and worm propagation, malicious software scanning, cryptographic tools, intrusion detection, DoS, firewalls, best practices, and policy management.
Learn more about the CCISD CTE program at: https://www.copperisd.org/career-technical-education.
From Florida State University News
A Florida State University researcher is working to make computer processors execute applications in a more energy-efficient manner with the help of a new $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
“The general goal is to increase performance but to do it in a manner that is more energy efficient than the dominant computer processors that are in use today,” Professor of Computer Science David Whalley said.
To do that, Whalley and his colleague Soner Onder, a professor at Michigan Technological University, hope to more efficiently exploit what’s called instruction-level parallelism, or the ability of a computer to simultaneously execute multiple machine instructions.
“In general, VLIW processors are more energy efficient but cannot approach the performance of OoO processors except in limited domains, such as digital signal processing,” Whalley said.
Whalley’s project, called SCALE for Statically Controlled Asynchronous Lane Execution, is designed to overcome these current limitations. SCALE supports separate execution lanes, so that instructions in separate lanes can execute in parallel and dependencies between instructions in different lanes are identified by the compiler to synchronize these lanes when necessary.
“Providing distinct lanes of instructions allows the compiler to generate code for different modes of execution to adapt to the type of parallelism that is available at each point within an application,” Whalley said.
The grant began this fall and will run through August 2023. Half of the funding will come to Florida State, with the other half supporting Onder’s part of the work at Michigan Technological University. The FSU portion will support two graduate students in computer science.
Weihua Zhou, assistant professor, Health Informatics, and member of the ICC’s Center for Data Sciences, is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $24,497 federal pass-through research and development grant from Tulane University. The project is titled, “Trans-Omics Integration of Multi-Omics Studies for Male Osteoporosis.” This is a 7-1/2 month project.
PI Saeid Nooshabadi (CS/ECE/CCSR), “SHF: Medium: Investigation Into the Parallel Architectures for the Efficient Implementation of MultiView Analytics for Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems,” NSF
PI Yushin Ahn (SoT) and Co-PIs Eugene Levin (SoT), Tim Scarlett (SS) and CK Shene (CS), “Hybrid Methodology for Documentation and Visualization of Industrial Heritage Based on Remote Sensing and Computer Vision [DoVI-Heritage],” US Department of Interior/National PArk Service
PI Charles Wallace and Co-PIs Leo Ureel and Shreya Kumar (CS), “Agile Communicators: Preparing Students for Communication-Intensive Software Development Through Inquiry, Critique and Reflection,” NSF
PI Ali Ebenasir (CS), “Colloborative Research: Breakthrough: Integrating Fault-Tolerance and Tamper Evidence for Cyber-Physical Systems,” NSF
PI Timothy C. Havens (ECE) and Co-PIs Laura Elizabeth Brown (CS), Saeid Nooshabadi (ECE) and Allan Struthers (Math), “BIGDATA: F: DKA: Heterogeneous Algorithms for Media Mining in Big Data Using Massively-Parallel Architectures,” National Science Foundation.