Grant: $149,814 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 17, 2009
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Award Description: This project aims to establish a multi-year collaboration between researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, Czech Republic. The technical foci of the collaboration is the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of Network Centric Intelligent Systems. Network Centric Intelligent Systems combine software and hardware and advanced wireless communications networks to create new applications that are critical to defense, homeland security, medical response and environmental monitoring. The requested NSF IRES funding would allow the creation a significant and ongoing international educational program out of this pre-existing collaboration. IRES also will create a sustained collaboration and the opportunity to broaden the team’s already productive collaboration beyond the specific projects of the Department of Defense. The team believes that the proposed work offers a substantial synergies to the NSF. Funds received from the NSF to support this IRES will have a huge impact on the students—creating an international collaboration that could transform computer science and engineering education at both Drexel and CTU. Intellectual Merit. The proposed research is highly interdisciplinary, bridging artificial intelligence, networking and application development. The specific scientific activities of the proposal address fundamental problems in computer science: How to reason when resources are constrained? How can network-centric intelligent systems be measured? What are appropriate design patterns for implementation of systems? Educational Merit. The project will develop novel educational techniques for teaching graduate and undergraduate students about the design, test and deployment of network-centric intelligent systems. Systems-oriented research is exceedingly difficut, often requiring significant investments in resources and infrastructure. By pooling the talents and laboratories at CTU and Drexel, students will have access to world-class facilities. Further, the proposed project will create an international learning environment tighly coupled with the subject matter. Preliminary exchanges resulted in students with broadened outlooks, enriched lives, and increased research interest and productivity. Broader Impact. The research topics address key areas of national and international need. The investigators have existing partnerships with government and industry in both countries, providing several transition mechanisms to take ideas out of the laboratory and get them into practical use. These partners include the US and Czech military, the US Department of Justice and several companies that are dealing with communications systems for soldiers, police, fire and first responders.
Project Description: Fall Quarter: Identify students to participate in Int'l exchange with CTU in Spring 2010
Jobs Summary: No jobs created/retained at September 30, 2009. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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