Yu awarded two National Science Foundation grants to investigate data efficiency and cyberinfrastructure

Published: Sep 19, 2013 4:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Morgan Stashick, stashml@auburn.edu , 334-844-3591


Weikuan Yu, associate professor in Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, has received two awards from the National Science Foundation for research in computer systems and cyberinfrastructure.

Yu’s project, “Cross-Layer and Cross-Phase Cooperation for Fair and Efficient MapReduce,” has been awarded $475,000. He is investigating computer system techniques to achieve system and job efficiency. His research includes MapReduce, a programming model that runs parallel system processing for large data.

Yu’s second award of more than $490,000 will be used to deploy a campus network cyberinfrastructure called TigerSphere that can be used for data-intensive scientific computation and analytics, as well as multidisciplinary research and training activities. The project, "CC-NIE Network Infrastructure: Enhancing Connectivity for Multidisciplinary Scientific Research and Education at Auburn University," is a joint project with Bliss Bailey, director of Auburn’s Office of Information Technology.