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October 31, 2009: Saurabh and Gaspar are participating in the NSF NEES project. This is the largest grant ever won at Purdue. The National Science Foundation created the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) to improve our understanding of earthquakes and their effects. NEES is a shared national network of 14 experimental facilities, collaborative tools, a centralized data repository, and earthquake simulation software. Together, these resources provide the means for collaboration and discovery in the form of more advanced research based on experimentation and computational simulations of the ways buildings, bridges, utility systems, coastal regions, and geomaterials perform during seismic events.

Purdue will be running the operations of NEES for 2009-2014. Our role in this is for ensuring the cybersecurity of NEES assets here at NEEScomm (the headquarters, here at Purdue) as well as at the 14 sites through the US. You can find the press release upon the announcement of the NEES award and the announcement of the NEES team at the following URLs:



August 11, 2009: DCSL is looking for two Graduate Research Assistants to start in Fall, working on two sponsored research grants. The first grant is on Error Detection in High Throughput Distributed Applications, and the second grant is on Diagnosis in Wireless Embedded Systems with Customized Hardware Support (joint work with Prof. Vijay Raghunathan). Take a look at the position announcement and contact Prof. Bagchi if you are interested and fit the bill. [Position announcement]

Update: These positions have been filled.

August 8, 2009: Yu-Sung Wu (Hank) walks at the commencement ceremony. He is off to National Chiao-Tung University as an Assistant Professor in their Computer Science department.
August 5, 2009: Saurabh addresses a panel at the UIUC Wireless Summer School. The panel is on "Future Directions in Wireless Research". The summer school's web page is here. Saurabh's slides are available from the Presentations page [html].
July, 2009: DCSL has papers accepted at top conferences. Our work on time synchronization in wireless sensor-actuator network is accepted for Sensys (Jinkyu and Rajesh), stateful error detection in high throughput distributed applications in Middleware (Ignacio and Fahad), reliable execution of long-running applications through the use of checkpointing in Purdue's Condor cluster for SuperComputing (Tanzima), and adaptive multi-grade security monitoring in embedded networks in MASS (Matt). Our SuperComputing paper is one of four papers nominated for the best student paper award. Look in our publications page for all these papers.
May, 2009: Several DCSL-ers are off to exciting research-oriented internships. Ignacio has been interning since February at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) in the Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR). He is working on error detection and diagnosis in large-scale parallel programs. Gaspar is going to HP Labs in Princeton, NJ; Rajesh to Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA; and, Matt is off to BBN Technologies in Cambridge, MA. We wish them a productive summer mixed with a lot of fun.
May 1, 2009: Saurabh has been elected a Senior Member of ACM. The Senior Member Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers. There were 162 recipients in 2008.
April 22, 2009: Saurabh has been nominated as a full member of Sigma Xi, the honor society of research scientists and engineers. The motto of Sigma Xi is "Spoudon xynones", which in case your Latin is rusty means "Companions in Zealous Research." Membership in Sigma Xi is by nomination and full membership is conferred upon any individual who has shown noteworthy achievement as an original investigator in a field of pure or applied science or engineering.
April 16, 2009: DongHoon Shin has won a travel award from Mobihoc 09. The conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from May 18-21 and DongHoon will present his paper on May 20. The award was on the basis of an essay submitted by DongHoon, a letter of recommendation from Saurabh, and an evaluation of the quality of the paper.
March 24, 2009: Yu-Sung Wu (Hank) has been awarded the CERIAS Diamond award. This is awarded to students who have really excelled in their work at CERIAS and for a combination of scholarship and service. He was given the award during the CERIAS Security Symposium held March 24-25, 2009.
March, 2009: DCSL has two papers accepted at prestigious conferences - USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX '09) (Acceptance rate: 32/191 = 16.8%) and DSN (Acceptance rate: 63/260 = 24.2%). Check the publications page for details.
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