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Professors Receive Google Grant

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Jacqueline Molik Ghosen

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo professors have received a $102,000 Google Research Award in support of their work studying ways to address the reliability of cloud computing.

The co-principal investigators for the study are Sanjukta Das Smith, assistant professor, and Ram Ramesh, professor and chair, both in the School of Management’s Department of Management Science and Systems; Chunming Qiao, professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Computer Science Department; and Jianping Wang, assistant professor in the City University of Hong Kong’s Computer Science Department.

The award will fund a one-year project to study how to cost-effectively allocate resources to ensure that a system will survive a large-scale failure and how to predict the availability of a provisional infrastructure for possible concurrent failures.

The Google Research Awards program is aimed at identifying and supporting world-class, full-time faculty pursuing research in areas of mutual interest with Google. Awards range from $10,000 to $150,000. Harvard, Princeton and MIT were among the U.S. universities that received Google Research Awards this year.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.