Carnegie Mellon To Receive $23.3 Million for High Dependability Computing Program
The National Aeronautic Space Administration’s Ames Research Center has signed an agreement to award $23.3 million to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science to develop a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional High-Dependability Computing Program (HDCP) that will improve NASA’s capability to create dependable software.
The incremental, five-year cooperative agreement is part of a broad strategy for dependable computing that links Carnegie Mellon, NASA, corporate partners and other universities. Carnegie Mellon experts will collaborate with NASA scientists and researchers from universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin to measure and improve the dependability of NASA’s systems.
“We are delighted to work with Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon is a leader in computing and robotic technologies,” says Dr. Harry McDonald, director of the Ames Research Center.
In other work with NASA Ames, Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed high-profile robots such as Dante, which explored the interior of a volcano, and Nomad, which discovered meteorites in Antarctica. In addition, researchers from departments as diverse as philosophy, computer science and mechanical engineering have worked with Ames researchers on projects such as formal methods for verifying digital circuitry, vision and navigation, machine learning and data mining.
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