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Press Release 12-187
NSF Announces Interagency Progress on Administration's Big Data Initiative

NSF invests nearly $15 million in new Big Data research projects, and the start of an idea-generating challenge

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Image of Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech.

Wu Feng, associate professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, holds the Turner Fellowship. He will participate in a Big Data research project with Srinvas Aluru of Iowa State University and Oyekunie Olukotun at Stanford University which holds promising advances for genomics and metagenomics. Among his accolades, Feng was named to the Top People to Watch list produced by High Performance Computing Wire. Feng also received the first worldwide award for research hoped to compute a cure for cancer from the Silicon Valley-based technology firm NVIDIA Corporation in 2011.

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