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Smyth awarded Department of Defense National Security Agency (NSA) award


Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by UNCG Research.
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Dr. Clifford Smyth was awarded a three year Department of Defense National Security Agency (NSA) award (2012–15). The funding will support his Correlation Inequalities project. These have to do with quantifying how certain random events influence each other. Although correlation inequalities belong to probability, they also have been of use in solving problems that, surprisingly, seem to have nothing to do with probability. They have had important impacts in a number of mathematical fields such as combinatorics, number theory and computer science.