Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $468k in Fed National Science Foundation Award for Binghamton University

Aug 29, 2013

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $468,259 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will be awarded to Binghamton University. The Senators announced that the federal grant will fund the study of advanced data-transfer techniques and technology, including the encryption of data migration, to make cloud computing and large data centers more efficient and secure.
“Binghamton University is a hub for nationally-recognized technology research and this grant will add to that reputation and help spur more high-tech job creation here,” said Senator Schumer. “The funding will advance Binghamton University’s groundbreaking research, keep our nation’s top scientists flocking to the Southern Tier, and most importantly, will foster the growth of the budding high-tech sector of the region’s economy.”

“New York is home to cutting edge research institutions like Binghamton University that are poised to lead in the new high tech economy,” Senator Gillibrand said. “When we invest in new research, we can develop new innovation and technology that can spark new jobs and attract new businesses to the Southern Tier, and strengthen our economy for years to come.”

The grant funding will specifically be used to fund the study large-scale live data migration and simultaneous data transfers between multiple devices, with an emphasis on techniques to secure the data, recover the data in the event of a failure, and prevent the duplication of information.  The NSF is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through research programs and education projects.