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CMU's Gregory Ganger and Priya Narasimhan to Head Two New Intel Science and Technology Centers

August 10, 2011

Carnegie Mellon University's Gregory Ganger and Priya Narasimhan will head two new Intel Science and Research Centers (ISTC) based at Carnegie Mellon that will focus on cloud and embedded computing. Each center involves multiple universities and will receive $15 million over the next five years.

"This will be an excellent platform for open collaboration research into underlying technologies essential to allowing cloud computing to reach the promise of dramatically improving efficiency, ubiquity and productivity for large-scale and user-facing applications across so many critical areas of information technology, from social networks to medicine, science and government," said Ganger, the Stephen J. Jatras Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon.

Ganger is a co-PI of the ISTC for Cloud Computing along with Phil Gibbons, an Intel research scientist and an adjunct professor in computer science. Narasimhan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of Carnegie Mellon's Mobility Research Center, is a co-PI of the ISTC for Embedded Computing along with Mei Chen, senior research scientist at Intel.

"These new ISTCs are expected to open amazing possibilities," said Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer. "Imagine, for example, future cars equipped with embedded sensors and microprocessors to constantly collect and analyze traffic and weather data. That information could be analyzed and shared in the cloud so that drivers could be provided with suggestions for quicker and safer routes."

Continue to the Carnegie Mellon press release.