Current Grant Projects

Stewart, B. & Walker, J. (2018). EAGER cloud-ecosystem in box (CEB). National Science Foundation, $298,286. Award number 1842679. Funded.

Dr. Brenton Stewart was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Computer and Network Systems. As the recipient and lead investigator on the study, Dr. Stewart will receive $298,286 as a fund that will shape the exploration further and ultimately finalize his research. The project team will enable minority-serving institutions to address the deficit that exists around diverse engagement, leveraging cloud ecosystems in their research in two important interconnected arenas and encompassing exposure, training, and engagement in this domain. This project is a partnership between the LSU-SLIS and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

The Cloud Ecosystem in the Box (CEB) project will develop collaborative communities. Initially composed of minority serving institutions, the project will generate conceptual and methodological innovations in cloud computing research by leveraging NSF funded cloud and industry ecosystems. CEB, will also create a much-needed means of enabling and fostering innovative change within cloud computing training, sharing knowledge and resources as innovation takes place, enabling heightened outreach to diverse communities to build a healthy pipeline for students aspiring to enter the computing profession, and strengthening the ability to evaluate new research strategies leveraging these resources. The community will initially comprise faculty from minority-oriented institutions and will allow them to collectively overcome resource barriers and engage with peers in a community of practice.


Park, S.-J., Wilmot, C., Lee, K., Rhodes, J., Ramanujam, J., & Guin, C. (2018). SCC-Planning: Promoting smart technologies in public safety and transportation to improve social and economic outcomes in a US EDA-Designated critical manufacturing region. National Science Foundation, $99,932. Award number 1737557. Funded.
(Seungwon Yang as senior investigator).

LSU researchers, including SLIS assistant professor Seungwon Yang as senior investigator, are working with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and City-Parish department heads to apply technology, applied research and computing-based methods to help address public issues such as traffic, crime and blight. The university and municipal partnership have received support from the National Science Foundation.

The project is led by Seung-Jong Jay Park, associate director for cyberinfrastructure at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology. Park is working with a multi-disciplinary team of LSU researchers as well as city-parish officials representing various departments and agencies. Together, this team will share access to key datasets, identify tangible problems, inventory service-related challenges and explore the development and deployment of technology-related solutions.