Yu awarded fourth NSF grant for big data research

Published: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 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, was awarded a grant totaling more than $298,000 from the National Science Foundation for his big data research. This is Yu’s fourth grant through the foundation.

Yu’s project, titled “EAGER: Tadoop: A Dual-Purpose Framework Taming the Bipolarity of Storage and Communication for High-Performance Computing and Data Analytics,” will study how to unify bipolarity issues in storage and communication management in data analytics. Yu will take an innovative approach to investigating key architectural components and techniques for big data analysis in compute-centric and data-centric systems. This project will allow Yu to design a dual-purpose framework called Tadoop that will satisfy both the high-performance computing applications and enterprise big data analytics customers.

Contributed by Valerie Cashin