Awards Posts

October 15th, 2021

Dr. Lindsay King Awarded Over $300,000 From NSF

Dr. Lindsay King received $322,867 from the the National Science Foundation for her REU in Theoretical and Experimental Physics. The REU site in experimental and theoretical physics will develop the research, problem-solving, and communication skills of eight REU Fellows. The program seeks to broaden participation and retention in physics and other scientific careers of under-represented groups. The …read more

October 8th, 2021

Dr. Tyler Holt Summers awarded $500,000 from NSF

Dr. Tyler Holt Summers received $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on CAREER: Data-Driven Control of Dynamical Networks: Robustness, Risk, and Network Architectures. Dr. Summers will build a framework for analysis and design of data-driven control algorithms and architectures for dynamical networks. The application focus will be on autonomous energy grids …read more

October 1st, 2021

Dr. Jie Zhang Receives Over $800,000 from ONR

The Office of Naval Research awarded Dr. Jie Zhang $808,762 for his research on Learning on Graphs for Resilience Decision-Support in Real-World Networks. This project is to develop a unified “learning on graphs” framework that enables generation of robust, scalable, and generalizable combinatorial policies over graphs, to support real-time decision-making for recovery of disrupted real-world networks. The following integrative research activities …read more

July 23rd, 2021

Dr. Weichen Eric Wong Awarded $400,000 From NSF

Dr. Weichen Eric Wong received $404,772 from the the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on REU Site: Software Safety and Reliability: Research, Practice, and Innovation. Dr. Wong evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies and current practices for safety assurance and reliability modeling and prediction. His research explores how software safety and reliability requirements may …read more

July 16th, 2021

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez Awarded Nearly $500,000 From NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez received $498,116 from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez uses exposure-based therapies to get rid of conditioned fears through repeated, unreinforced exposures to reminders of traumatic events. Her development of an effective adjunctive …read more

July 9th, 2021

Dr. Rugg is Awarded Over $400,000 From NIH

Dr. Michael Rugg received $426,750 from the the National Institutes of Health for his research on the Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content. Dr. Rugg studies the significance of age-related episodic memory decline in healthy older individuals and how it can impact their quality of life. His team at Functional NeuroImaging of Memory Laboratory investigates why …read more

June 25th, 2021

Dr. Hejun Zhu Receives Over $500,000 From NSF

Dr. Hejun Zhu received $536,729 from the the National Science Foundation for his research on Developing a Multi-Parameter Seismic Model of North America. Dr. Zhu and his team are developing a multi-parameter seismic model that uses state-of-the-art full waveform inversion technology and high-quality waveform records that will help geophysicists to better investigate physical properties of the Earth. …read more

June 15th, 2021

Dr. Nikki Delk Secures Nearly $800,000 from The American Cancer Society

Dr. Nikki Delk received $789,000 from the the American Cancer Society for her research on IL-1-p62 Axis Regulation and Function in Castration Resistant PCa. The study identified how an inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-1 (IL-1), alters cancer cells to promote tumor progression. Dr. Delk and her lab’s data supports that IL-1 reprograms AR+ PCa cells to mimic AR− PCa gene …read more

June 10th, 2021

Dr. Jie Zheng Receives Nearly $1.5 Million from NIH

The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Jie Zheng $1,451,573 for his research on Noninvasive Monitoring of Hepatic Glutathione Depletion through Blood Test. The project focuses on the use of gold nanoparticles to detect acute liver damage early through simple blood tests. Dr. Zheng’s groundbreaking research could replace current methods that are more invasive for monitoring and diagnosing liver …read more

May 14th, 2021

Dr. Aria Nosratinia Lands Almost $450,000 from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Aria Nosratinia $449,410 for his research on CIF: Small: Community Detection Meets Non-Graph Data: Principles and Applications. The project focuses on the development of the field of graph inference in the presence of non-graph data. Dr. Nosratinia’s research analyzes the information limits of label recovery with side information …read more