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Lsu Scientists Develop New Efficiency Software


LSU assistant professor Supratik Mukhopadhyay

Supratik Mukhopadhyay, an assistant professor in Louisiana State University's computer science department, discusses software that he and S.S. Iyengar, the department's chairman, developed to improve business and military operations.

Credit: Patrick Dennis / The Advocate

Louisiana State University professors Supratik Mukhopadhyay and S.S. Iyengar have developed software that can monitor systems and use the data it collects to make decisions on what to do next. The software can sift through massive amounts of data to detect a complex event or pattern.

Iyengar says a complex event might involve multiple events that take place over time, with the software comparing the current circumstances to events in the past. Each time the network takes an action, it reevaluates the situation to make the next decision. Iyengar says the software learns quickly, which makes the system as efficient as possible.

The researchers' goal is to embed the software in a computer chip so that customers can take the chip and develop their own interface. They say the system could be adapted for use in many applications, such as military procedures, golf course sprinkler systems, and the electrical power grid.

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