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Collaborative Computing Laboratory (CCL) undertakes research in the areas of collaborative environments for multidisciplinary applications, programming environments to enable rapid Grid application development and deployment, and high-level approaches to parallel program generation. Members of CCL are leading efforts to develop a campus-wide distributed computational infrastructure – UABgrid, novel algorithms for metascheduling applications on the Grid, designing collaborative environments, and developing new programming paradigms to generate programs for next-generation HPC architectures. Members of CCL have active collaboration with other CIS research groups as well as IT HPC Services, Mechanical Engineering Department, and Molecular and Genetic Bioinformatics Facility at UAB.


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  • [October 2010] Ritu Arora, Dr. Purushotham Bangalore, Dr. Marjan Mernik authored a paper, "Raising the Level of Abstraction for Developing Message Passing Applications", that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Supercomputing.
  • [August 2010] Ritu Arora to defend her Ph.D. thesis on Sept 3rd, 2010. Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon, Location CH # 145.
  • [January 2010] Ritu Arora, Dr. Purushotham Bangalore and Dr. Marjan Mernik authored a paper, "A Technique for Non-Invasive Application-Level Checkpointing", that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Supercomputing.
  • [September 2009] Ritu Arora received participation grant through the SC09 Broader Engagement (BE) Program to attend the Super Computing 2009 conference to be held from Nov 14-20 in Portland, Oregon.
  • [July 2009] Ritu Arora received full scholarship through NSF for attending the Grace Hopper Celeberation of Women in Computing Conference to be held from Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona.
  • [May 2009] Ritu Arora to co-organize a Birds of Feather Session titled, "Imagining Together: Using Technology to Solve the Toughest Problems of the World", at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, 2009, to be held in Tucson, Arizona.
  • [May 2009] Ritu Arora (Team AuroraBorealis, other team members: Yu Sun, Zekai Demirezen) received People's Choice Award for her project, "PDADocter", in the Imagine Cup 2009 competition.
  • [May 2009] Ritu Arora selected for a travel award to attend the CRA-W workshop in Pasadena, CA.
  • [May 2009] Enis Afgan's Ph.D. defense is scheduled for Friday, May 15th at 10am in Campbell Hall room number 430
  • [April 2009] New version of GridAtlas tool is available for download on the project page. Click here to take a look at a live instance.
  • [April 2009] Paper titled "Dynamic BLAST – a Grid Enabled BLAST" by Enis Afgan and Purushotham Bangalore was accepted by The International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security
  • [March 2009] Ritu Arora (Team AuroraBorealis, other team members: Yu Sun, Zekai Demirezen) has made it to the finals of the Imagine Cup 2009 Software Design Challenge.
  • [Feburary 2009] Ritu Arora, Dr. Purushotham Bangalore and Dr. Marjan Mernik authored a paper, "Developing Scientific Applications Using Generative Programming", that got selected in the Software Engineering for Computational Science and Engineering Workshop at ICSE 2009, to be held in Vancouver in May 2009.
  • [Feburary 2009] Ritu Arora selected to participate in the Doctoral Consortium at the International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2009 to be held in Vancouver in May 2009. She also received a stipend from the ICSE conference for participating in the Doctoral Consortium.
  • [Feburary 2009] Ritu Arora selected to participate in the PhD Forum at the International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium to be held in Rome in May 2009. She has also received a student travel grant from the TCPP/IPDPS 2009 conference to cover the cost of travel.
  • [February 2009] Enis Afgan received an award for best oral presentation at MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society Conference (MCBIOS 2009) in Starkville, MS for his talk titled: "A framework for efficient execution of bioinformatics applications across the grid".
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