With files from Waterloo News
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), together with the University of Waterloo, has announced financial assistance for 18 Waterloo based research projects including multiple projects from the Faculty of Mathematics and David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. Focusing on multiple projects that will investigate new techniques of analyzing Big Data, this funding helps pay for equipment, building additions and other infrastructure associated with research.
Professors Tamer Özsu, Ian Munro and Khuzaima Daudjee, have received $215,414 for their project "Cluster Computing Infrastructure for Scalable Big Data Management and Analysis." The group will purchase computing infrastructure to develop software for analyzing graphs that represent many real-life applications such as social networks and web data.
Professors Ken Salem, Tim Brecht, and Bernard Wong were granted $198,359 from CFI for his project "A Testbed for Empirical Cloud Computing Research." This project is dedicated to improving the performance, manageability, and reliability of cloud applications in domains such as e-commerce and entertainment by enhancing the data management and delivery infrastructure on which these applications depend.
Professors Ashraf Aboulnaga and Hans De Sterck (Applied Mathematics) were granted $159,158 for their project entitled, "Research Infrastructure for Computational Analytics on Big Data in the Cloud." This funding will enable them to acquire essential infrastructure to analyze and improve Hadoop, an open source software system that is used widely in business, academia and science to analyze large data sets.