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Department of Computer Science Research

Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI) Alliance

PI: Dr. Chutima Boonthum
Co-PI: Mr. Solomon Isekeje (Department of Fine and Performing Art)

The Department of Computer Science, School of Science, Hampton University received a $125,667 grant (2007-2010) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance the robotics programs for undergraduate students and to create outreach events for local K-12 students. The award is a part of a $2 million grant awarded to the Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI) Alliance, a collaboration of institutions including eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and seven Carnegie Research I Institutions.

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI): Acquisition of High Performance Computing Cluster for Research and Education in Computer Science

PI: Dr. Stephen V. Providence

This National Science Foundation funded project makes possible research that heretofore was not feasible in areas with problems that are computationally intensive. The award was made in August 2008 for $58,400 to procure a cluster computer system that will form the basis for research and instruction in parallel algorithms, architectures and programming languages.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Supplement to MRI

PI: Dr. Stephen V. Providence

This National Science Foundation funded REU supplement supplies funding for undergraduates to carry out research on the acquired cluster computer system. The award was made in August 2009 for $16,000 and is intended to fund undergraduate research and travel expenses related to parallel computing and high performance computing.

Wireless Tablet PC-Based Enhancement to Teaching and Learning
in Engineering and Computer Science Courses

PI: Dr. Weiying Zhu (Department of Electrical Engineering)
Co-PI: Dr. Chutima Boonthum

Hampton University was recently awarded the Technology for Teaching grant from Hewlett Packard (HP). The grant provided HU with tablet pcs to be used in engineering and computer science courses. HU was provided with a classroom package and a faculty package from HP,  an estimated $55,000 value. The packages include 21 wireless HP Tablet PCs, a HP all-in-one inkjet printer, a digital camera, HP wireless access point, a multimedia projector, and a 20-unit laptop cart. The grant also includes a cash award of $19,000 to compliment any additional needs for the program.

A Collaborative Proposal for the Building of Information Security Expertise and Capacity

PI: Mr. Robert Willis
Co-PI: Dr. Yen-Hung Hu

The Department of Computer Science, School of Science, Hampton University received a $250,000 grant (2007-2009) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with the Informatics Research Institute (IRI) at Idaho State University to conduct information assurance (IA) and computer security research. These newly acquired abilities are fostering IA and computer security research based on several interrelated IA models. Project workshops are enhancing the ability of the Hampton faculty to provide IA instruction and collaborate with the research on the learning effectiveness of the IA instructional modules.