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Drs. Qi Wang and Yi Sun win NSF Award

Drs. Qi Wang and Yi Sun of UofSC together with Drs. Negash Begashaw (PI), Gurcan Comert (Benedict College) and Negash Medhin (NCST U) are awarded a research grant from NSF-DMS (DMS-1954532) on Excellence in Research: Cutting-Edge Research in Machine Learning and Its Application.” The total amount of the award is $466,200 for three years.

The project team consists of faculty with complementary expertise in optimization, game and control theory, statistics, applied and computational mathematics to develop a data-driven machine learning research program accompanied by an integrated undergraduate educational curriculum in data science and machine learning, and complemented by a workforce development pipeline linking research training with student job perspectives. The project team will focus on several applications using data science and machine learning tools, including multi-objective optimization to improve machine learning outcome in clustering, feature selection, and knowledge extraction; developing forecasting model for financial analysis and disease epidemics; discovering constitutive laws and mechanisms in selected materials and life science problems; and incorporating machine learning modules to a hybrid multiscale model for angiogenesis.


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