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Informatics receives record research funding


By IDS Reports



Research funding for the School of Informatics and Computing jumped 70 percent from 2011 this fiscal year, according to an IU press release.

The $18.5 million in grants and awards, which broke the school’s record, came from IU Office of the Vice President for Information Technology in conjunction with IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute as well as the School of Informatics and Computing.

“This is wonderful news to share at the start of a new school year,” Informatics Dean Bobby Schnabel said in the release.

In addition to seeing record grants and awards, the school had its second-highest year for research expenditures at $13.4 million, just shy of last year’s record $14.8 million.

Seven members of the school’s faculty accumulated more than $1 million in awards in 2012, including distinguished professor Geoffrey Fox, the school’s associate dean for graduate studies and research, who earned $4.4 million in eight awards. Fox’s research is focused on computer networks, cyberinfrastructure and high-performance computing among others.

“Research funding has many benefits,” Schnabel said in the release. “It gives our faculty the resources needed to conduct their research; it supports graduate students; it helps attract high-caliber faculty and students; and it helps our reputation.”

For more information about SOIC, visit soic.indiana.edu.

— Michael Auslen

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