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ASU Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE)
MEMBERS OF THE CASCADE LEADERSHIP TEAM HAVE EXTENSIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND A LONG HISTORY OF PRODUCTIVE, NATION-WIDE, COLLABORATIONS WITH LEADERS IN THE DATA MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY, LEADING IT COMPANIES IN A WIDE SPECTRUM OF SECTORS (INCLUDING BUILDING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, SECURITY, DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, AND FRAUD MANAGEMENT) AND FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATIONS.
Center Director, K. Selçuk Candan, is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at ASU. He is also a founding member of ASU’s Information Assurance Center and a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), one of whose missions is to connect researchers with businesses and industry. Candan’s primary research interests are in the area of efficient and scalable management of heterogeneous (such as sensed and streaming media, web and social media, scientific, and enterprise) data and data clouds. He has published over 170 journal and peer-reviewed conference articles, one book on multimedia retrieval, and 16 book chapters. He has 9 patents. At ASU, he led an effort to establish a “Big Data Systems” concentration for the CS MS Program. He has successfully served as the PI or co-PI of numerous grants, including from NSF (5 ongoing), AFOSR, Army Research Office, Mellon Foundation, HP Labs, and JCI. He also served as a Visiting Research Scientist at NEC Laboratories America for over 10 years. He is a member of the Executive Committee of ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. You can find more information at http://aria.asu.edu/candan
co-Director, Dragan Boscovic, has 25 years of high tech experience acquired in an international set up (i.e. UK, France, China, USA) and is uniquely positioned to help data-driven technical advances within today’s global data intensive technology arena. He is a lateral thinker with broad exposure to a wide range of scientific methods and business practices and has a proven track record in conceiving strategies and managing development, investment and innovation efforts as related to advanced data analysis services, user experience, and mobile and IoT solutions and platforms. Before joining CASCADE, he has lead a consortium of companies that brings together Data Analytics and Interactive Video Solutions, Security, and wireless SDN competencies and technology enablers to jointly address new business opportunities as related to Smart Cities, Smart Energy/Grid and Smart Health applications and services. You can find more information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/draganboscovic
CASCADE R&D is supported by funds from several funding agencies, including NSF and DOE, as well as various industrial partners.