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  Penn Researchers Receive $4 Million NSF Grant for Mobile Sensor Research
  A team of researchers from four universities has been awarded a new $4 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a new data cyberinfrastructure called "mProv." Zachary Ives, Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, will lead Penn's participation in the "mProv: Provenance-based Data Analytics Cyberinfrastructure for High-frequency Mobile Sensor Data" project.
 
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  Penn Researchers Receive $1.1 Million NSF Grant to Protect Internet Security
 
As members of an interdisciplinary Penn research team, Computer and Information Science assistant professors Brett Hemenway and Nadia Heninger received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program of the National Science Foundation to use mathematics to better understand modern cryptography systems.
 
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  Crowdsourcing Gun Violence Research
 
Chris Callison-Burch, Aravind K. Joshi Term Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science, and graduate student Ellie Pavlick had students develop algorithms that could tell whether a news article was about a shooting incident. That effort is now a critical part of the Gun Violence Database, where anyone can help catalog reports on shootings so that public health researchers can better study the phenomenon on a national scale.
 
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  Rajeev Alur Named AAAS Fellow for 2016
  Rajeev Alur, Zisman Family Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been named one of the ten professors from Penn selected as the Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 391 members honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science of its applications. Alur was selected for fundamental contributions to logics, models and analysis techniques for real-time and hybrid systems.
 
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