With text from the Faculty of Mathematics...
Professors Ashraf Aboulnaga and Ian Goldberg of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, along with two professors from the Faculty of Mathematics have received new funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation's Ontario Research Fund. Through this fund, the provincial government "is providing talented researchers with the support they need to undertake cutting-edge research."
Ashraf Aboulnaga's funded project is called 'Research Infrastructure for Computational Analytics on Big Data in the Cloud.' Business decisions and scientific discovery are increasingly reliant on complex analysis of Big Data from multiple sources. This project will provide essential infrastructure for research that will enable innovative and novel types of Big Data analytics leading to advances in business, science and public policy.
Ian Goldberg's funded project 'Privacy Enhancing Technologies at a Global Scale' seeks to acquire leading-edge equipment to develop testbeds for large-scale experiments on next-generation privacy-enhancing technologies. This will enable the development of new products and services allowing Ontarians to participate in the digital economy without sacrificing their privacy.