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Understanding Information: How We Get It, How We Use It, How to Benefit from It

For most computer users, information is only valuable when it serves a context-specific purpose, such as providing the GPS  coordinates for a new restaurant or a list of search results for a query on airline flights to Fiji. But for Professor Tara Javidi, understanding how people acquire and use information in various engineering applications is just as valuable. Her most recent grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) — a $1 million collaborative research award to Javidi, Andrea Goldsmith of Stanford University and Bruno Sinopoli at Carnegie Mellon University — will fund the development of a new theoretical framework for understanding how to best control information flow in large cyber-physical systems such as datacenters or smart energy grids. To read more go to: