NSF award will support project to promote reproducibility in computer science

Fraida Fund, research assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering at NYU Tandon and member of NYU WIRELESS is participating in a multi-institution, three-year, $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation to make the reproducibility of computer science practical – where many experiments can be repeated cost-effectively.

With the University of California at Santa Cruz's Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS), and the University of Chicago, Fund will participate in a collaboration called The Repeto Project, whose goal is to increase the reproducibility of computer science research through creating infrastructure, teaching and mentoring students, leading workshops, and creating community best practices. 

Fund uses reproducible research in such courses as Network Modeling and Analysis and Introduction to Machine Learning. She also has experience creating and disseminating open educational resources that are used at a wide range of universities in the US and abroad.

The NSF is granting this award under the aegis of a new NSF initiative called Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable (FAIR) Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCN), the purpose of which is to create groups of researchers who lead by example to promote open science results and artifacts. Overall, 10 new project groups were funded to pool $12.5 million into creating open source communities, which foster a vibrant exchange of artifacts within common infrastructure.