Dr. Chadwin Delin Young has been awarded $389,870 from the National Science Foundation for his REU Site: Electronic Materials Evaluation Research for Greater Exposure to Future Technology Careers (EMERGE). This REU will establish an engaging exploration into the research methods for the evaluation and fundamental understanding of electronic materials and devices for use in energy, …read more
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Dr. Stefano Leonardi has received $391,703 from the National Science Foundation for his REU site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Wind Energy Systems. Undergraduate students will engage in a variety of projects that lead to a greater understanding of wind energy systems and their competitive design. This includes seeking to uncover the impact of turbulence …read more
Dr. Crystal Engineer has been awarded $400,000 from the Eagles Autism Foundation for her research Restoring Auditory Processing in a Rat Model of Rett Syndrome. The objective of this proposal is to determine whether auditory training paired with neuromodulator release can reverse the neural and behavioral auditory processing deficits observed in heterozygous Mecp2 rats.
Dr. Julia Wan-Ping Hsu has received $482,831 for her research BRITE Pivot: Machine Learning Accelerated Optimization of Flash Lamp Processed Thin-films for Flexible Optoelectronic Applications from the NSF. This project investigates the use of light from a flash lamp instead of furnace heating for thin film processing and adopts machine learning approaches to accelerate process …read more
Dr. Justin Ruths has received $521,374 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Going Beyond Linear Models for Attack Detection and Defense in Control Systems. This project will contribute new knowledge related to the security of automation and control systems. This award supports fundamental research for the development of detectors that aptly recognize, …read more
Dr. Wei Yang has received $527,130 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Enhancing Deep-Learning-based Code Analyses via Human Intelligence. The broad goal of this proposal is to design a general framework that improves deep-learning models’ handling of input programs by incorporating human intelligence. Specifically, two main issues are faced by existing deep-learning …read more
Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés has been awarded $642,500 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function. This application will examine the impact of postpartum adversity on motivated maternal behaviors and mesolimbic dopamine function in the rat dam by employing an integrated approach.
Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn has received $956,625 from The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio for his research on Enhancing Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Ovarian Cancer. His team has identified a new molecular target protein for treating multiple cancers that have been challenging to kill, and developed novel molecules for stopping the protein and inhibiting …read more
Dr. Aria Nosratinia has been awarded $998,168 from the National Science Foundation for his research on RINGS: Resilience of NextG Communication Systems to Malicious Modification Attacks. This project concentrates on the modification threats that infiltrate the physical layer of wireless communication systems, inflicting harm by compromising data, or hampering legitimate communication via jamming and denial …read more
Dr. Sven Kroner has been awarded $1,966,165 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on how Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Synaptic Plasticity in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex during the Extinction of Drug-seeking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of cocaine-seeking to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity that drive drug-seeking and they will determine …read more