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Computer Science Professors receive NSF funding for a REU site

Assistant Professors Chunjiang Zhu (lead PI), Qianqian Tong, Minjeong Kim, and Professor Jing Deng received a research grant of $372,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Site, GraLNA, at UNC Greensboro. The funds will provide 8-week paid summer research opportunity in the foundations of graph machine learning and network analysis and their concrete applications in real-life networks. An important aim of GraLNA is to advance the theoretical understanding of graph learning and optimization, and to also develop new approaches to handling diverse types of complexities in graph and network data. The research training on Graph Learning and Network Analysis will contribute to developing a competitive next-generation network and AI workforce. Through various activities such as orientation workshops, invited lectures, hands-on projects, presentations, demos, and other professional development opportunities, student participants will also enhance their professional skills.