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Planning for World Of Code (WoC): An Infrastructure for Open Source Software Census

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Open source software
  • Software engineering
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Image processing

Laying the groundwork for harmonizing the various forms of data and open-source software across different formats and repositories, this project will cut data processing time, give more researchers access to big data, and produce more robust, replicable and accurate research.

Developing the Dialog Ecosystem to Support and Enhance Research in Spoken Dialog Systems

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software Communities
  • Institution(s):
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Southern California
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Natural language processing
  • Voice recognition
  • User interface
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Machine learning
  • Open data

The voice-recognition technologies that widespread in consumer technologies have plenty of room for improvement, but the private companies that own the most common dialog systems keep their usage data private. This project was developed to make user data available to researchers who will use it to evaluate, improve, and develop new dialog and voice recognition systems.

Enhancing R for Scalability and Deployment

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software Communities
  • Institution(s):
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Iowa
  • Open source software
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Software development
  • Interoperability

This project will improve the infrastructure of R, a widely-used open source data analytic software, to help R adapt to the evolving needs of researchers across disciplines.

Modernizing gem5: Expanding the Reach of Computer Architecture Simulation

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Systems Research
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Software development
  • Simulation
  • System architecture
  • Evaluation

While computer systems have advanced rapidly for decades, their improvement is beginning to slow. This product aims to invest in future computer systems innovations, by improving the underlying infrastructure of gem5, a widely-used tool for simulating computer systems. The project will upgrade gem5 by improving its underlying components, simplifying its interface, improving its documentation and user services, and training more junior researchers on its use.

Supporting and Sustaining Apache AsterixDB for the CISE Research Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software Communities
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - Irvine
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Open source software
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Interoperability
  • Data management
  • Software architecture

Improving the Apache AsterixDB big data management system to harness the data generated by digital activity and sensors.

Enhancing a Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Platform to Support the 5G V2X Networking and Automotive Sensing Research Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Open source software
  • Wireless
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Spectrum management
  • Software-defined networking
  • Testbed
  • Embedded systems

Millimeter-wave (mmWave) technologies are foundational for 5G communications, but their cost and size are a serious barrier to researchers looking to develop and test new applications. This project will develop an open-source platform and low-cost radio/radar, so that a broader group of researchers can conduct mmWave experimental research.

Machine Learning Democratization via a Linked, Annotated Repository of Datasets

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Natural language processing
  • User interface
  • Machine learning
  • Training data
  • Text analytics

Empirically comparing different machine learning algorithms is a core component of the field’s progress, but the rapid pace of advancement presents a barrier to machine learning research. This project addresses this barrier by expanding on a public repository of ML testbed datasets to improve the ease and speed of replicating results.

Colosseum: Opening and Expanding the World's Largest Wireless Network Emulator to the Wireless Networking Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • Northeastern University
  • Data analytics
  • Simulation
  • Wireless
  • Spectrum management
  • Software-defined networking
  • Testbed

This project will create experimental facilities to support research into wireless networked systems, and transition the world’s largest wireless network emulator to being a shared instrument available to the broader research community.

Developing a Testbed for the Research Community Exploring Next-Generation Cloud Platforms

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Systems Research
  • Institution(s):
  • Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Software development
  • Interoperability
  • Software architecture
  • Testbed

Advancing cloud technologies – which support almost all modern computing – requires a sophisticated experimentation platform. This project aims to build a new version of this testbed and will expand access to it from a few large technology companies to general open-access users.

Cilk Infrastructure for Next-Generation Parallel-Programming Research

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Systems Research
  • Institution(s):
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Open source software
  • Repository
  • Simulation
  • System architecture
  • Testbed

This project develops the open-source OpenCilk, a software platform and ecosystem designed to enable parallel computing, the running of applications on multiple processors to speed up running times.

Physical Robotic Manipulation Test Facility

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Institution(s):
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell
  • Simulation
  • System architecture
  • Testbed
  • Robotics
  • Standards

Robotics researchers have long worked to replicate and improve on the grasping and manipulation abilities of the human hand, but the specialized hardware and repeated testing required to develop grasping capabilities for homes and small industry limit what research can be conducted. This project sets up dedicated test centers accessible to anyone with internet connectivity, providing tutorials, benchmarking data, and hardware to interested researchers.

FANTAIL -- facilitating advances in network topology analysis

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Data analytics
  • Testbed
  • Network management

Studying the internet’s topological structure can yield impacts across many computer science sub-disciplines, but without a simple and usable exploratory interface, the advances that can be made from this study are limited. This project will build a web interface, API, full-text search and big data processing system to encourage the study of scientific measurements of the internet.

Algorithmically Updating Repository of Reductions in Fine-Grained Complexity

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Repository
  • Machine learning
  • Algorithms

In theoretical computer science, the amount of time needed to solve a particular problem is a centrally important question. This project will build a community-maintained database of solutions to computational problems, allowing researchers to collaborate, identify gaps in collective knowledge, and illuminate new directions for research.

A Software-defined Wireless Communications Network Research Infrastructure for the Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT)Research Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Simulation
  • Software-defined networking
  • Embedded systems
  • Network management

This project aims to build a research infrastructure that will enable improved research into Industrial Internet-of-Things applications, using connected sensors and monitors to optimize industrial processes.

Planning to Develop a Low-Power Computer Vision Platform to Enhance Research in Computing Systems

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Systems Research
  • Institution(s):
  • Duke University
  • Purdue University
  • Machine learning
  • Simulation
  • Training data
  • Evaluation
  • Machine vision
  • Video processing

Computer vision is a crucial capability for many technologies, but its intense energy requirements limit its use in mobile and battery-powered devices like drones and smartphones. This project will evaluate several proposed energy-efficient solutions, and aims to develop an infrastructure to support ongoing research in this area.

Development of a Community Resource for Digital Image Research

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • Temple University
  • Open source software
  • Interoperability
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Standards

Image recognition technology is quite developed for most images, but recognizing extremely large images with hundreds of millions of pixels still presents significant logistical and technical challenges. This project works towards building a consortium of high-resolution image users who can set the stage for the future of research in this area.

Establishing A Hand-Gesture Research Platform for Behavior Biometrics and Cognitive Robotics (HGRP)

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Institution(s):
  • Arizona State University
  • Machine learning
  • Simulation
  • System architecture
  • Training data
  • Evaluation
  • Robotics
  • Standards

Engineers have been working towards replicating the complexity of the human hand for use in applications ranging from manufacturing to human-computer interaction to wearable consumer technology. This project will build a platform for hand-gesture research, compiling and consolidating hand gesture data and enabling research communities to collaborate for more efficient development.

Planning for the Development of a Platform to Support Multilingual and Multi-Domain Coreference Annotation for Natural Language Processing Research

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Data analytics
  • Repository
  • Natural language processing
  • Machine learning
  • Training data

This project aims to resolve a challenge in natural language processing: some sentence constructions are difficult for algorithms to parse, but can be easily understood by human speakers. This project tackles this challenge by building a data collection platform and dataset of examples of this phenomenon to improve model training and recognition.

Planning to Develop a Body Language Dataset for the Artificial Intelligence Research Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • Pennsylvania State University - University Park
  • Repository
  • Training data
  • Evaluation
  • Machine vision
  • Robotics
  • Video processing

Body language is a subtle but fundamental component of human communication, and accounting for it in artificial intelligence research has been a continuing challenge. This project will advance the field by building a repository of labeled video data of body language expressions to training and testing machine learning models.

Sharing Expertise and Artifacts for Reuse through Cybersecurity CommunityHub (SEARCCH)

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • SRI International
  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Utah
  • Repository
  • Testbed
  • Evaluation
  • Network security
  • Standards

The lack of reproducible research in the cybersecurity community impedes collaboration; this project builds a platform for sharing tools, methodologies, and experiment artifacts between researchers, improving the overall quality of cybersecurity research.

Chipyard

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Algorithms
  • Embedded systems
  • Hardware development
  • Embedded & cyber-physical systems

An integrated system-on-a-chip design, simulation, and implementation environment

Enabling Automated Language Support for the srcML Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • University of Akron
  • Kent State University
  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • Software architecture
  • Programming languages
  • Computing methodologies

An infrastructure for the exploration, analysis, and manipulation of source code

ns-3 Network Simulation for Next-Generation Wireless

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • University of Washington
  • Open source software
  • Software development
  • Simulation
  • Wireless
  • Evaluation
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Network technology & systems

Upgrading the most widely used open source network simulator

Open Computer System Usage Repository and Analytics Engine

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • Purdue University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Repository
  • Open data
  • System architecture
  • Data management
  • Reliability
  • Computing methodologies
  • Telemetry
  • High performance computing
  • Network technology & systems

Establishing seamless, automated pipelines for acquiring, processing, and curating continuous, detailed system usage, monitoring, and failure data from large computing clusters

Enhancement of Trust-Hub, a Web-based Portal to support the Cybersecurity Research Community

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Institution(s):
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of Florida
  • New York University
  • Open data
  • Data management
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Evaluation
  • Network management
  • Testing
  • Computing methodologies
  • Test suites
  • Cybersecurity
  • High performance computing
  • Network technology & systems

Leads a community-wide framework, called the Trust-Hub, toward stronger assurances in SoCs, computational platforms, and the electronics supply chain

Modernizing and Streamlining DeterLab Testbed Experimentation

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Testbeds
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • University of Southern California
  • Software-defined networking
  • Evaluation
  • Network security
  • Protocols
  • Security & privacy
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network technology & systems

Modernizes the community research infrastructure of the public DeterLab testbed for cybersecurity experimentation, and streamlines the experimentation process to broaden participation of new user communities

3DML: A Platform for Data, Design and Deployed Validation of Machine Learning for Wireless Networks and Mobile Applications

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Institution(s):
  • William Marsh Rice University
  • Software engineering
  • Machine learning
  • Software-defined networking
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Algorithms
  • Network management
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Embedded & cyber-physical systems
  • Network technology & systems

Designing, developing, and disseminating a community platform called 3DML, for facilitating the development of ML-based innovations for next-generation wireless networks and mobile applications

Hardware-in-the-Loop and Remotely-Accessible/Configurable/Programmable Internet of Things (IoT) Testbeds

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Testbeds
  • Institution(s):
  • Temple University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of South Carolina at Columbia
  • Software engineering
  • Open data
  • Software development
  • System architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Wireless
  • Testbed
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Algorithms
  • Embedded systems
  • Evaluation
  • Internet of Things
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Embedded & cyber-physical systems
  • Network technology & systems

Developing an integrated IoT infrastructure that provides remotely accessible, configurable, and programmable IoT testbeds

mu-Net: Infrastructure to Advance Mobile Underwater Wireless Networking Research

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Networks
  • Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles
  • Institution(s):
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
  • Open source software
  • Simulation
  • Software architecture
  • Wireless
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Robotics
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Data management, storage and analytics
  • Embedded & cyber-physical systems
  • Network technology & systems

Developing a low-cost and flexible infrastructure for robot-supported science and discovery in aquatic environments

Open-Source, State-of-the-Art Symbolic Model-Checking Framework

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • SRI International
  • William Marsh Rice University
  • Iowa State University
  • Software engineering
  • Software development
  • System architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Cyberphysical systems
  • Algorithms
  • Embedded systems
  • Testing
  • Computing methodologies
  • Formal verification
  • Embedded & cyber-physical systems

Building a freely-available, open-source, scalable model checking infrastructure for safety-critical systems

MSP-Podcast: Creating The Largest Speech Emotional Database By Leveraging Existing Naturalistic Recordings

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Databases & Repositories
  • Institution(s):
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Repository
  • Natural language processing
  • Voice recognition
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Machine learning
  • Open data
  • System architecture
  • Data management
  • Training data
  • Algorithms
  • Evaluation
  • Signal processing
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Data management, storage and analytics
  • Network technology & systems

Developing the largest publicly available naturalistic speech emotional database from a corpus of podcast audio

Rogues Gallery: A Community Research Infrastructure for Post-Moore Computing

  • Infrastructure Type(s):
  • Testbeds
  • Software and/or Hardware Development or Improvements
  • Institution(s):
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation
  • Software architecture
  • Software-defined networking
  • Testbed
  • Computing methodologies
  • Computing resources infrastructure
  • Hardware development
  • Network technology & systems

A publicly available testbed for investigating neuromorphic, reconfigurable, and near-memory platforms

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Supporting diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering.

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