Xiang Huang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), secured a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science (DOE-SC) in recognition of his groundbreaking work in scientific computing. Over the next two years, Huang will lead the project titled "Towards A Hierarchy of Real Numbers Computable by Chemical Reaction Networks."
Collaborating with Andrei Migunov from Drake University and Liang Kong from UIS, Huang's research aims to explore new avenues in theoretical computer science. The grant emphasizes his exceptional expertise and UIS's commitment to advancing research that yields real-world impact.
Travis Bland, interim dean of the UIS College of Health, Science and Technology, praised the grant as a testament to both Huang's pivotal role and the university's dedication to cutting-edge research.
Huang's research has already made significant contributions to computer science, with publications in esteemed journals and presentations at top conferences. He also involves undergraduate students in his research, fostering growth and exploration.