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BU, Brown and UC Irvine receive $3 million NSF grant

Computer scientists from Boston University, Brown University and the University of California, Irvine, will collaborate on a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the anticipated amount of $3 million to investigate "trustworthy interaction in the cloud." The cloud refers to Internet-based outsourced computation (popularly know as cloud computing), whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices on demand.

As one of the most promising emerging concepts in information technology, outsourced computation is transforming how IT is consumed and managed, yielding improved cost efficiencies and delivering flexible, on-demand scalability. However, despite the ...

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Ben Raphael and Eli Upfal Receive NSF Grant to Develop Techniques for Analysis of DNA Sequence Variants

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a research grant, in the expected amount of $500,000, to Ben Raphael and Eli Upfal to develop robust algorithmic and statistical techniques for the analysis of DNA sequence variants in the context of known and novel gene-gene interactions. These techniques will allow biomedical researchers to identify DNA variants associated with risk for various diseases, including cancer. Algorithms developed in this project will be implemented and released as open-source software for use by the biological and medical community. The project will also support the training of graduate students and undergraduate researchers.

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