Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Announces Nearly $175,000 Research Grant for the University of Memphis

February 24, 2017
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis has been awarded a $174,911.00 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Computing and Communications Foundations  for research to verify theorems that describe the fundamental limits of computation under resource constraints.

“Both our city and our country stand to benefit from the research being conducted at the University of Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen. “This grant will help keep the University of Memphis at the forefront of computer research and spur improvements in cloud computing and big data. I am pleased with the continued federal investment in the University of Memphis.”

The aim of computational complexity is to prove theorems that explain the fundamental limits of computation under resource constraints. Two such resources, communication (between different parties) and queries (to the input), have become increasingly important with the trends toward cloud computing and big data. More information on the National Science Foundation grant award can be found here.