Peter J. Clarke
(PI). “Self-Configuration of Communication Frameworks
Services and Minimize Communication Cost to Users”,
Foundation. Dates: 06/25/08-06/22/09. Value of award: $18,396 for one
Abstract: The pervasive use of electronic communication applications such as instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VoIP), are continuing to extend the services they provide to end-users due to market competition. The quest for the competitive edge has resulted in the development of open platform communications frameworks such as Skype, Java MSN Messenger Library (JML) and Google Talk, among others. We performed a preliminary study that showed the services available through these different communication frameworks can however be quite dissimilar. For example, with Skype there is a charge for calls to land lines but with Google Talk there is no charge. Providing a software solution to aggregate services and minimize cost for users can have a major impact on electronic communication.
We propose to develop a software solution that will incorporate several communication frameworks to provide a greater selection of services to the user and minimize financial cost. Our solution will be based on the concept of dynamic self-configuration, a self-management property of autonomic computing. We will use the scenarios from our preliminary work to: create a system design, implement a prototype of the system, and test the prototype. We will then evaluate the prototype by performing comparative studies against existing communication solutions, focusing on services offered and financial cost. The results of this project can lead to: (1) extramural funding in the research areas of autonomic computing and optimizing communication services and (2) possible commercialization of the solution for the plethora of communication devices currently being used.
URL for CVM Technology: http://www.cis.fiu.edu/cml
Peter J. Clarke,
(PI-Lead), Dr. Rochelle Michel (Snr. Inv). “Collaborative
Web-Based Repository of Software Testing Tools (WReSTT)”,
DUE-0736833. Dates: 02/01/08 to 01/31/10. Value of award
for 2 years. Collaborative proposal with Dr. Edward Jones (PI-FAMU) NSF
Abstract: This collaborative project supports the pedagogical needs of students and instructors in programming and software engineering courses by providing access to a comprehensive and up-to-date Web-based Repository of Software Testing Tools (WReSTT). The specific objectives of the project are to: (1) increase the number of users at participating academic institutions that currently have access to vetted software testing tools in a single repository; (2) provide a forum where computer science and information technology instructors can improve their knowledge of software testing and software testing tools to support pedagogy; and (3) improve student knowledge of testing tools. Students required to use the tools provided by WReSTT for class assignments are able to (a) improve their conceptual understanding of the approaches used to test software, and (b) improve their practical software testing skills with respect to the testing tools in WReSTT. Instructors incorporate these testing tools into the curriculum of the CS1, CS2 and CS3 courses.Co-Principal Investigator:
URL for WReSTT: http://wrestt.cis.fiu.edu/
Dr. Masoud Milani (PI), Dr. Xudong He (Co-PI), Dr. Peter J. Clarke (Co-PI) and Dr. Christine Lisetti (Co-PI). “GAANN Fellowships in Computer Science at FIU”, Agency: US Dept of Ed., Dates: 08/01/2009 to 07/31/2012. Value of award 643K for 3 years.
Dr. Xudong He (PI) and Dr. Peter J. Clarke (Co-PI). “An Integrated Software Tool for Modeling and Model-based Control of Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment”. Agency: NSF/SC Solutions, Inc. NSF IIP-0450482. Dates: 6/15/08 to 6/14/09. Value of award $105K for one year.
Xudong He (PI),
Dr. Masoud Milani (Co-PI) and Dr. Peter J. Clarke (Co-PI). “Graduate
Assistance in Areas of National Need”, Agency: Dept
of Ed. P200A070543,
Dates: 08/15/2007 to 08/14/2010. Value of award $383K for 3
Dr. Yi Deng (PI), Dr. Xudong He (Co-PI), Dr. Naphtali Rishe (Co-PI), Dr. Malek Adjouadi (Co-PI), and Dr. Armando Barreto (Co-PI). "CREST: Center for Innovative Information Systems Engineering". Agency: NSF. Dates: 8/1/08 to 7/31/13. Requested amount $5M. Role: Senior Investigator.
Dr. Masoud Milani (PI), Dr. Tao Li (Co-PI), Dr. Peter J Clarke (Snr. Inv.), Dr. Raju Rangaswami (Snr. Inv.), Dr. S. Masoud Sadjadi (Snr. Inv.), and Dr. Chi Zhang (Snr. Inv.). “Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Autonomic Computing Research at FIU” Agency: NSF IIS-0552555, Dates: 02/15/2006 to 01/31/2009. Value of award $300K for 3 years.