College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

New interdisciplinary research project tackles incomplete datasets

In-Ho Cho, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation program. The nearly $600,000 award will cover a 3-year period.

The project, “Elements: Development of Assumption-Free Data Curing Service for Robust Machine Learning and Statistical Prediction” will start in the fall. Co-principal investigator is Jae-Kwang Kim, professor of statistics.

“We will advance fundamental theory and computational tools for tackling large, complex, heterogeneous missing data in broad engineering and science,” Cho said. “Our multidisciplinary team will identify and collaborate in fields where data service is central to scientific research, including civil engineering, building science, urban energy and social science.”

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