Prof Awarded $10M Grant for Computational Sustainability Work

The National Science Foundation awarded a $10 million Expeditions in Computing grant to Prof. Garla Gomes, who plans to create a new subfield of computer science. The grant, which supports “interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research teams working on transformative computing and technology” is one of the largest grants in the computer science industry. “It was truly exhilarating to receive the news of our award,” Gomes said. While this grant is much larger than the standard grants NSF awards, Gomes said she has been awarded the grant once before. To Gomes and her team, the award serves as proof to the successes they achieved with the first NSF grant.