Prof. Christopher Brinton receives NSF CAREER Award
Christopher Brinton, assistant professor in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. These prestigious awards are in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations' missions. The awards, presented once each year, include a federal grant for research and education activities for five consecutive years.
Brinton says he is honored to have been selected as an NSF CAREER Award recipient.
“Thanks to the Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program for giving me this opportunity,” he says. “I look forward to working with my research group to address the fundamental challenge of managing machine learning tasks over large-scale networked systems.”
Brinton’s five-year, $500K grant will support a project entitled “From Federated to Fog Learning: Expanding the Frontier of Model Training in Heterogeneous Networks” which will focus on building out the concept of "fog learning," for training machine learning models efficiently over contemporary large-scale networked systems.
He says by elevating the achievable tradeoff between model training and resource efficiency performance metrics, this project will lead to lower mobile energy consumption from emerging edge intelligence tasks and better quality of experience for end users.