NSF awards more than $1 million to prof

Joydeep Ghosh, an electrical and computer engineering professor, received two grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to apply his data mining research techniques in two distinct areas. For the first project, Ghosh and co-principal investigators Melba Crawford and Bryan Pijanowski of Purdue University received $851,000 to predict long-term changes in land use over large geographical areas. For the second project, Ghosh and co-principal investigator Inderjit S. Dhillon, an associate professor in computer sciences also at the university, received $430,000 to identify natural groupings and similarities among objects in data sets. For example, they will compare genes with unknown functions to genes with known functions, based on how they respond to different stress conditions, to discover the purpose of now unknown functions.