Computer Science and Engineering's Slota awarded Blue Waters graduate fellowship

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- George Slota, doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at Penn State, is one of ten students from across the country selected to receive a Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The fellowship is for graduate students who are engaged in a multidisciplinary research project that combines computer science, applied mathematics and computational science applications disciplines.

Slota will receive one year of support including a $38,000 stipend, tuition allowance up to $12,000, an allocation on the Blue Waters petascale computing system and travel support to attend the annual Blue Waters Symposium.

His research interests center on graph analytics and its applications towards biological, social and computational sciences. Kamesh Madduri, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, serves as Slota’s adviser.

Slota will use the fellowship to enhance a software tool for graph analytics to be able to perform subgraph counting on supercomputers such as Blue Waters and to design graph algorithms that are effective on new many-core architectures and heterogeneous environments, such as the graphics processing unit accelerators in the Blue Waters system. Supported by the National Science Foundation and the University of Illinois, Blue Waters is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world.

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Last Updated July 30, 2014