Sclaroff and Team Win $10 Million Grant for Computer Modeling Research

August 24, 2010

The National Science Foundation recently announced its three Expeditions in Computing awards for this year. Computer Science Professor and Department Chair Stanley Sclaroff is a principal investigator on a team that won one of the three awards. Their project is titled “Computational Behavioral Science: Modeling, Analysis, and Visualization of Social and Communicative Behavior.”

Sclaroff and his colleagues will use the award to develop novel computing techniques for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children. These technologies will be used to enable new approaches for identifying children at risk for autism and other developmental delays. In addition, these methods may potentially improve the delivery and evaluation of treatment.

The team is a collaboration of five universities: BU, Georgia Tech, USC, MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. The schools will share the total grant of $10 million over five years. The Expeditions in Computing program supports “fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information.” Read the full article.

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