SRU cybersecurity project accepted for XSEDE EMPOWER


Sept. 18, 2020

Dustin Parrish, a Slippery Rock University senior cybersecurity major from Valencia, has been selected to work on a project through XSEDE EMPOWER, an apprenticeship program funded by the National Science Foundation.

A proposal submitted by Nitin Sukhija, SRU associate professor of computer science, was one of 24 projects accepted into the program. Mentored by Sukhija, Parrish will work 8-10 hours per week this semester and earn up to $1,400 on a project titled “Predictive Analytics for Extreme-Scale Scientific Computing Integrity using Provenance Data.”

Using high-performance computing systems, Parrish will develop a conceptual framework with data analysis tools, predictive models and machine learning techniques to investigate causes and outcomes pertaining to the loss of scientific computing integrity.

XSEDE is a virtual organization funded by the NSF that integrates and shares infrastructure and advanced digital services with national researchers and educators to support science.