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IUPUI Researcher Receives Top NSF Award

Mohammad Al Hasan
Mohammad Al Hasan

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April 9, 2012

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Mohammad Al Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science at the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, its top award for teaching scholars early in their career.

The five-year, $547,000 grant is the most prestigious award issued by the NSF in support of junior faculty members who excel in the integration of both research and teaching for their universities. Hasan plans to use this grant to discover new algorithms for mining subgraphs from large graphs in the life and social science fields, specifically in systems biology research.

He plans to develop methods to more efficiently analyze large amounts of data. User feedback and interaction also will be used to develop the algorithms that produce the most effective outcomes for researchers.

Hasan is one of three faculty members at the School of Science at IUPUI who holds a current NSF CAREER Award.