Sriram Chellappan awarded $28,000 from NSF
September 4, 2017
On August 30, 2017, Sriram Chellappan was awarded $28,000 from the National Science Foundation. The award was granted in support of the project, "EAGER: PPER: Collaborative: Cellphone-Enabled Water Citizen Science for Data and Knowledge Generation, and Sharing: WatCitSci."
According to the abstract of the project on the NSF website, "This Water Citizen Science, 'WatCitSci,' project seeks to expand the capacity for water resource data collection by leveraging public participation in the efforts. Novel, cell phone-based water quality sensors for cloudiness, acidity levels, dissolved oxygen concentration and surface water flow are being developed and deployed to citizen scientists. These participants are then being deployed to gather data for making informed water management decisions in municipalities, agricultural areas, and other water-intensive sectors. [...] The development of citizen science tools will enhance community engagement on water quality engineering and research, specifically addressing challenges to our drinking-water systems and the safety of our water supplies."
Dr. Chellappan is an Associate Professor in The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He currently directs the Social Computing Research Group (SCoRe). His primary interests lie in many aspects of how Society and Technology interact with each other, particularly within the realms of Smart Health and Cyber Security.