A team from Rutgers comprising ECE Professors Narayan Mandayam and Janne Lindqvist along with Professor Arnold Glass from Psychology has received an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the NSF for a project titled "Simulated and Synthetic Data for Interdependent Communications and Energy Critical Infrastructures." This is a 2 year $200,000 project in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU), with Rutgers' share of the award being $100,000.
As part of this exploratory project, the Rutgers and FIU team will develop new mathematical foundations and computer-based learning theories for generating a wide range of simulated data sets (obtained via down sampling, aggregation of actual data) and fully-synthetic data sets (obtained via emulation and human subject studies) that model interdependence between communications and energy infrastructures. Specifically, the Rutgers team will develop synthetic data for communications critical infrastructure using the ORBIT Testbed as well as human subject studies for prosumer participation in the smart grid under emergencies. The synthetic data generated will be linked to the simulated power system data generated at FIU using transfer learning techniques. These enhanced data sets and associated data building tools will provide large-scale test data related to interdependent critical infrastructures operation.
Congratulations Narayan, Janne and Arnold!