Ku Awarded NSF Grant

Auburn University's Wei-Shinn Ku, faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), was recently appointed as lead investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling more than $160,000. Ku's project, "An Infrastructure for Scalable Data Dissemination and Query Evaluation in Mobile Environments," focuses on building a scalable mobile computing emulation infrastructure named ScalableSQ. Also working on the project as co-investigators are Auburn faculty members Xiao Qin and Alvin Lim of CSSE, as well as Shiwen Mao of electrical and computer engineering. Read more >>

Byrne Selected for National Academy of Engineering Symposium

Mark ByrneMark Byrne, Mary and John Sanders Associate Professor in Auburn University's Department of Chemical Engineering, has been chosen to participate in the 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The symposium, which will be held Sept. 10-12 in Irvine, Calif., will bring together a select group of 88 outstanding engineers from industry, academia and government to discuss pioneering technical work and leading research in various engineering fields and industry sectors. Read more >>

Barnett Appointed NRC Judge for Yucca Mountain Repository

Mark BarnettMark Barnett, professor in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering, was recently appointed by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to serve as one of nine administrative judges for the hearings on the proposed U. S. nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. Barnett has served on the panel since 2007 and was chosen for the case based on his expertise in radioactive waste. Read more >>

Chapman and Biaz Receive NSF Grant

Saad Biaz and Richard Chapman, faculty members in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, recently received a two-year collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Biaz and Chapman will work on a networking test bed project with researchers at Tuskegee University and the University of Texas-Austin. The NSF award totals $650,000, of which $190,000 is designated specifically for Auburn. Read more >>

jGRASP Research Group Awarded NSF Funding for Software Visualization

James CrossJames Cross, professor in Auburn University's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and his Graphical Representations of Algorithms, Structures and Processes (jGRASP) research team have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for $250,000. This new grant brings NSF's total support for the jGRASP project to more than $1.7 million. Read more >>

Auad and Tippur Receive DTRA grant

Maria Auad, assistant professor in the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, and Hareesh Tippur, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, have received a three-year grant for more than $450,000 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The funding will be used to conduct research on transparent armor materials that withstand extreme mechanical stress and toxic chemical environments found with weapons of mass destruction. Read more >>