Researchers at Penn State aim to help minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread by identifying specific subway stations in which intervention resources — such as setting up testing sites, allocating additional personnel to disinfect frequently touched surfaces in subway stations, and distributing masks and hand sanitizer — could be of greatest benefit.
The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, in conjunction with several Penn State colleges, awarded more than $725,000 in seed grants to fund 32 new computational and data sciences projects. The 57 researchers involved in the awards represent 12 Penn State colleges and 31 academic departments.
Anchal Gupta, a data analytics graduate student at Penn State Great Valley, attended the inaugural Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Summer School, where she presented her master's thesis research to a panel of industry leaders.
Penn State's Institute for CyberScience has awarded $367,632 in seed funding for projects designed to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to assist the public good. The grants support projects in 20 different departments and units, 10 colleges and three institutes.