Grant Funding

Traveling Back to the Future: Using Network Science to Unravel Evolutionary Conserved RNA Binding Proteins and Complexes Associated with Disease

BU Hariri Institute Research Incubation Award, 2/9/18, $35,280.

Analytic Tools for Evolving Path-based Networks

NSF CISE/CNS NeTS Small, 8/15/16 – 7/31/19, $499,951

Structural Matrix Completion for Data Mining Applications

NSF CISE/III Small, 9/1/14 – 8/31/17, $499,702

A common problem arising in science and engineering is that a dataset may only be partially measured. Often the complete dataset is naturally expressed as a matrix - for example, traffic flows in a city, gene expression across a set of treatments, or ratings of movies for users. Recently, a new solution strategy has emerged for the problem of inferring the missing entries in such datasets, but the power and limits of this new “structural” approach are not fully understood as yet. This project will develop a better understanding of this structural approach and apply that understanding to a number of important problems. In addition, the project will develop new course materials for data science education, and train both graduate and undergraduate students.

The matrix completion problem seeks to infer the missing entries of a matrix, under a low-rank assumption. To date, most matrix completion methods do not actually check whether the known entries contain sufficient information to complete the matrix. Recently, however, a new and very different class of “structural” methods have emerged, which analyze the information content of the visible matrix entries, and so can determine whether accurate completion is possible. From a data mining standpoint, the implications of structural matrix completion methods are largely unexplored. This project will investigate how to leverage structural matrix completion methods to attack a host of data analysis problems, including developing new methods for active matrix completion, new approaches to cross-validating matrix completion results, and new strategies for general matrix completion.

More details are on the project webpage.

Understanding Communication Strategies for Ad Hoc Networks

NSF CISE/CNS NeTS Small, 8/1/11 – 7/31/14, $390,853

Information and Software Assurance: A Coordinated Approach to Cyber-Situation Awareness Based on Traffic Anomaly Detection

DoD ARO, 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2015, $800,000.

Securing the Open Softphone

NSF CISE/CNS TC Large, 7/1/10 – 6/30/15, $2,992,896

New Directions in Network Dimensionality Reduction for Routing and Beyond

NSF CISE/CNS NeTS Small, 7/1/10 – 6/30//13, $450,000.

Wide-Aperture Traffic Analysis for Internet Security

NSF CISE/CNS TC Medium, 9/1/09 – 8/31/13, $723,053

Passive Methods for Internet Topology Discovery

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, 8/1/09 – 7/31/12, $360,000

Instrumentation and Measurement for GENI

NSF/BBN, 8/1/08 – 8/31/11, $80,932

Whole-Network Anomaly Diagnosis

Intel, 1/1/05 – 12/31/07, $158,000

Coordinate Systems for the Internet

NSF CISE/ANI, 8/15/03 – 7/31/06, $222,035

Modular Strategies for Global internetwork Monitoring

NSF CISE/CCR ITR, 9/1/03 – 8/31/08, $1,994,513

Research Support for IP Network Characterization

Sprint Advanced Technology Laboratories, 9/1/02 – 8/31/04, $109,592

A Control Theoretic Approach to the Design of Internet Traffic Managers

NSF CISE/ANIR, 9/1/01 – 8/31/05, $719,994

Diagnosis and Control of Network Variability by Massively Accessed Servers

NSF CISE/ANI, 9/1/00 – 8/31/05, $1,210,768

Wide Area Web Measurement

GTE Laboratories, 9/1/00 – 8/31/01, $20,000

Wide Area Web Measurement

Xerox PARC, 9/1/99 – 8/31/00, $15,000

COMMONWEALTH: Architecture and Protocols for Scalable WWW Service

NSF CISE/CCR Experimental Software Systems, 7/15/97 – 6/30/00, $590,087

Research Support for Network Performance Characterization, Analysis, and Evaluation

Hewlett-Packard Company, 9/1/96 – 9/1/99: $187,431

Practical Performance Prediction for Parallel Programmers

NSF CISE/CCR CAREER, 9/1/95 – 5/31/98, $91,066