The National Science Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Louisiana State University professor Tevfik Kosar to support his work on Stork Data Scheduler, a computing tool that helps researchers access and transfer large data sets easily and efficiently.

The grant award provides Kosar, a professor with the LSU Department of Computer Science, with funding for three years to further develop and enhance the data scheduler.

"The Stork Data Scheduler makes a distinctive contribution to the computational research community, because it focuses on planning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of data," Kosar said. "Unlike existing approaches, Stork treats data resources and their related


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