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NSF I/UCRC Program Directors: Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, Rita Virginia Rodriguez, Alex Schwarzkopf, Larry Hornak, Shashank Priya

National Science Foundation's Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement
at Florida International and Atlantic Universities and Dubna International University (Russia)

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) FIU-FAU-Dubna Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement (CAKE) was established to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academe and government. The Center is supported primarily by industry center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in its development, evolution, and core funding. The Center hosts the NSF "AIR" Ecosystem to Pipeline Research at FIU.

The Center's mission is to conduct industry-relevant studies and deployments in the representation, management, storage, analysis, search and social aspects of large and complex data sets, with particular applications in geospatial location-based data, disaster mitigation, healthcare, transportation, and town planning.

The Center's government&industry-funded applications include Real Estate:  Real estate   Trends   Cadastre:  USA   FL   Local:  Municipalities   Beach   Crime   Deeds   White pages   Hydrology:  USGS   S.FL   Radiance:  AIRS&MODIS   Retail:  Yellow pages with radius demographics   Relief:  Joplin tornado     Ishinomaki Tsunami     Gulf Oil Spill Impact   Haiti   Ergonomic Geospatial Query Interface:   Schools   Census   Income   US towns   World   AutoPilots:  Miami Port   NSF   Washington   Rio Grande   Detroit   Seattle   Star Island   FIU   Oleta Park   Vancouver Olympics   Spiral   Car movement visualization: Chicago Paths   Historical urban development:   Miami   Washington   Dubai   Vancouver  

The Center's community development endeavors include the $11.4M TIGER Grant awarded 9/5/2013 and contracted 6/4/2014 to FIU by U.S. Department of Transportation. Proposal and award UniversityCity documents are at http://cake.fiu.edu/TIGER2013. In this project, FIU, in partnership with the City of Sweetwater, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), and others, is developing Advanced Transit Oriented Developments (ATODs). Through the efforts of FIU's Office of Finance and Administration, FIU Lehman Center for Transportation Research, FIU College of Engineering and Computing, and I/UCRC-CAKE, a shift in paradigm from the development techniques of the 20th century to sustainable communities development and advanced transportation strategies and improvements required for the 22nd century has been described. These efforts include "new Florida communities" components.

The Center's Director, Naphtali Rishe, is the inaugural Outstanding University Professor of FIU and the principal investigator of $55M in grants. The FAU Site Director, Borko Furht, is the Chairperson of the FAU Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

The Center also performs R&D on Health Information Technology and Personalized Medicine -- see our NSF post-workshop book.

Center affiliation is open to industrial members and government agencies. Affiliation benefits include early access to the Center's research innovations, twice-yearly meetings on a university campus, and opportunities to interact with faculty, students, and industry peers. Benefits include:

— Access to students trained in industry and government relevant research challenges

— The University waives almost the entire overhead on industrial contributions to the Center, so contributions go further

— Affiliate representatives form an Industrial Advisory Board which has a voice in the Center's research direction and long-term strategy

— Members direct which I/UCRC research projects their membership fees are to be invested in

— Members can utilize at no charge I/UCRC technology, including its mapping engine TerraFly and its applications suitable for the member's activities.

— Members have access to and benefit from the results of all I/UCRC projects funded with any membership fees. This creates a multiplier effect — a member paying a fee of $50,000 benefits from at least $600,000 worth of research.

— The Center can accept funds from any government agency, normally without a bidding process and almost without overhead, via an intra-government transfer mechanism facilitated by NSF. These funds can be directed to any aspect of the Center's research, including work beneficial the Center's industrial members, and can also be used for collaborative research with industrial members.

Member Commitment

a. a regular industrial member committing a first-year membership fee of $50K or more
b. a small business member committing a first-year membership fee of $5K

Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

Members are represented at IAB. At the inaugural CAKE IAB meeting in Miami on 10/19/2008 and 10/20/2008, the IAB elected as its Chairman Oded Cohn, Director, IBM Haifa Research Lab.

Center Faculty

FIU Faculty: Naphtali Rishe (Center Director), Malek Adjouadi, Armando Barreto, Bogdan Carbunar, Oliver Oliver Ullrich, Marcos Jimenez Shu-Ching Chen, Peter Clarke, Debra Davis, Scott Graham, Martha Gutierrez, S.S. Iyengar, Sakhrat Khizroev, Tao Li, Christine Lisetti, Jason Liu, Raju Rangaswami, Shaolei Ren, Naphtali Rishe, Masoud Sadjadi, Zhonghong Tang, Ming Zhao.

FAU Faculty: Borko Furht (FAU Director), Ankur Agarwal, Daniel Raviv, Hari Kalva, Imad Mahgoub Ionut Cardei, Shihong Huang.

Dubna Faculty: Evgenia Cheremisina (Dubna Director), Nadezhda Terekhova, Anna Lyubimova.

Member companies: Coordinated via FIU: ADCi, AnthroTronix, BlueRisc, CVISION, Condo.com, Content Creators, Corelogic Spatial Solutions, Guiedwire, IBM, IHMC, ISCA Tech, Independence Science, LTMB, Litstrat, NOA Inc, Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation, New Span Opto-Technology, RAMB, Streamline Automation, The Miami Herald, Vcom3D, ViewPlus. Coordinated via FAU: Adventure Automation, Avocent/Emerson, Aware Technology, CGC.com, Hillers Electrical Engineering, ILS Technology, Jansyl Technologies, LastBestChance, LexisNexis, Omega Optics, ProntoProgress, Relli Technologies, SmartVCR, Soren Technologies, Tecore Networks, Tecore Wireless Systems, Video Semantics. Coordinated via Dubna: Information Center of Technology in Natural Resource Use "CITvP", Information Center of VNIIgeosystems LLC "IC VNIIgeosystems", Information Systems in Education, Laboratory of Networking Technologies, Mezon, Open University of Information Technologies.


Contact: Naphtali David Rishe
Director, NSF FIU-FAU-Dubna Industry-University Cooperative Research Center

Florida International University
University Park, ECS-243, Miami, FL 33199
Direct: (305)672-6471; Secretary: (305)348-1706; Fax: (305)348-1707





Presented by National Science Foundation's Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement at Florida International and Atlantic Universities and Dubna International University (Russia) (I/UCRC-CAKE). This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number IIP-0829576. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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