Two faculty members have received a total of more than $250,000 in grants to support their ongoing research in computer science and in climate change research and advocacy, respectively.

Portrait of professor Shikha Singh
Shikha Singh

With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Shikha Singh’s research looks at the problem of verifying that computation outsourced to third-party service providers has been performed correctly and aims to advance our understanding of the role of incentives in algorithms, which has wide applications to areas such as crowdsourcing, cloud computing and social computing.

Lecturer in Religion and Anthropology/Sociology Kim Gutschow continues her work funded by the National Geographic Society. The project examines how climate change and modernization have affected the lives of people in the Ladakh region of India, develops local strategies for coping with their effects and trains and empowers women and youth to advocate for site-specific climate-smart policy and interventions within the region.

Kim Gutschow