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Professor Vinod Vokkarane awarded a multi-year Department of Energy (DOE) grant

Dr. Vinod Vokkarane, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, has been awarded a 3-year grant titled, "Coordinated Multi-layer Multi-domain Optical Network (COMMON) Framework for Large-scale Science Applications" from the Department of Energy (DOE) worth $525,000. The grant is funded under the High-Capacity Optical Networking and Deeply Integrated Middleware Services for Distributed Petascale Science DOE program.  Dr. Vokkarane is the sole principal investigator of the project and the grant is expected to support one post-doctoral researcher and two Ph.D. students. The specific problems to be addressed include 1) multi-layer multi-domain path survivability, 2) multi-layer multi-domain quality of service (QoS), and 3) anycast/multicast/manycast request provisioning.  The UMass Dartmouth research group will be working in collaboration with the DOE's ESnet group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. For additional project details go to

Author: "Tesfay Meressi [Contact]"
Date: 18-11-2010

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