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National Science Foundation Awards Morgan Nearly $300,000 for Informatics Research

Morgan State University has been awarded a three-year, $297,843 research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research on image retrieval and database archiving systems. Mahmudur Rahman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of computer science in Morgan’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, will lead the research efforts on this project.

The project, which was funded through the NSF’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP), will focus on the development of a sound process to search for and retrieve relevant image data using a combination of text and visual features, especially as it relates to biomedical journals.

The results of the research could have a broad impact on electronic searches, with application to digital libraries, image search engines, and medical decision support systems. In addition, the research that Dr. Rahman and his team conducts will expose students to the field of informatics research, particularly in the areas of information technology, data science, and biomedical “big data,” and may encourage them to consider careers in data-intensive professions upon graduation.


This award funding begins June 1, 2016, and ends May 31, 2019.

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