Dr. Sanjay Madria, associate professor of computer science at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded his third Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) visiting summer faculty fellowship by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He was awarded similar fellowships in 2008 and 2009.
The Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program offers hands-on exposure to Air Force research challenges through 8- to 12-week research residencies at participating AFRL facilities. The selection is through an open competitive process which involves submission of a research proposal. Evaluation of the applications received from eligible research candidates is performed by a panel of experts designated by ASEE and approved by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The panel also considers Air Force relevance of the proposed area of research.
Madria will work in the laboratory in Rome, N.Y. This year, ASEE also invited Madria’s Ph.D. student, Thomas Mark Daniel Szalapski, to spend 12 weeks at the lab.
Madria is also involved in a joint AFRL grant for $270,000 with collaborators from the University of Texas-Arlington and Raytheon Co. to design and develop a distributed fault-tolerant data repository to combine and process data using wireless communication among unmanned aerial vehicles.
AFRL funded Madria for an additional $35,000 to discuss future research in the area of mobile computing. He is the co-chair of the 11th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2010) to be held May 23-26 in Kansas City, Mo. Also participating in the conference are researchers from Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University and the U.S. Army.