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Oct. 31, 2008

UI researcher receives Air Force young investigator award

A University of Iowa researcher has received a three-year, $298,203 grant from the U.S. Air Force Young Investigator Research Program to help the Air Force improve its ability to make decisions in real-time.

Pavlo Krokhmal, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, said that he will work on theoretical problems associated with real-time management and processing of large amounts of information and data.

"This research is of significant importance to the U.S. Air Force, where the ever-increasing utilization of advanced sensors and monitoring devices requires the capabilities for on-the-fly assembling of information from hundreds and thousands of sources into a consistent, reliable picture," he said. "The results of my research are expected to find application in the next generation of decision support systems, which will assist humans in carrying out time- and
decision-critical missions."

Nationally, the Air Force selected 39 winners from a pool of 210 applicants to share $12.1 million in 2008 program awards. Open to U.S. scientists and engineers who have received doctorates in the past five years, the Young Investigator Research Program is designed "to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering."

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