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Faloutsos Awarded $1.5 Million for Army Network Science Research


Faloutsos Awarded $1.5 Million for Army Network Science Research

Will focus on integrating and guiding research on understanding properties of large complex systems and developing methods to model and predict their evolution

(January 22, 2010)

UC Riverside Professor of Computer Science Michalis Faloutsos

UC Riverside Professor of Computer Science Michalis Faloutsos

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- UC Riverside Professor of Computer Science Michalis Faloutsos has been awarded $1.5 million over five years by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to help create a collaborative technology alliance in network science.

Faloutsos will be among 30 university and industrial labs comprising the Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) to be established at the Raytheon BBN Technologies headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Called the ARL Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA), the consortium will examine communication, information and social and cognitive networks and be responsible for transitioning new technologies to the Department of Defense.

“The NS CTA will be the world-leading research organization in the new field of network science,” Faloutsos explained. “It is the study of the properties, models and theories that apply to all varieties of networks and the use of this understanding in the analysis, prediction, design and control of all varieties of networks.

“My focus is integrating and guiding the research across the center on understanding fundamental properties of large complex systems, such as communication networks, human interactions, online and web-based communities, and developing methods to model and predict their evolution.”

The NS CTA is a consortium of four research centers: an Academic Research Center (ARC) focused on social/cognitive networks, an ARC focused on information networks, an ARC focused on communications networks (which includes UCR researchers Srikanth Krishnamurthy and Neal Young) and an IRC that integrates research across the consortium and transitions technology to the Army.

Faloutsos’ funding from the ARN is for five years and is potentially renewable for another five years.

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