Zadorozhny awarded competitive Norwegian Research Council Grant


Associate Professor Vladimir Zadorozhny was awarded a Leiv Eiriksson Fellowship by the Norwegian Research Council. The Leiv Eiriksson Mobility Programme is a highly-competitive initiative designed to attract top-level researchers to Norway and to strengthen the long-term escalation of R&D collaboration between Norway and countries within North America. In the 2011 round of competition, only 42 projects were funded; approximately 150 proposals were submitted. 

Zadorozhny will spend a portion of the summer of 2011 at the University of Agder in Norway, conducting research on efficient data processing, privacy, and security in large scale information networks. One of the goals of this visit is to stimulate long-term research projects between the University of Pittsburgh and University of Agder in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  Dr. Zadorozhny and his colleagues in Norway have an established track record of research and collaboration in ICT, with several publications and funding proposals to their credit.

Under the Leiv Eiriksson program, Zadorozhny will also conduct research for a newly-initiated project entitled “Security, Services, Networking and Performance of Next Generation IP-based Multimedia Wireless Networks,” which is supported by the European Commission (EC).  Within this project, the University of Agder, University of Pittsburgh and 11 other universities will collaborate on research about next generation mobile systems and wireless networks.

Dr. Zadorozhny’s research interests include networked information systems, complex adaptive systems, query optimization in resource-constrained distributed environments, wireless and sensor data management, and scalable architectures for wide-area environments with heterogeneous information servers.