NSF Posts

March 11th, 2021

NSF Grants Dr. John Hansen $1.2 Million For Audio Recovery From The Apollo Missions

Dr. John Hansen was awarded $1,211,500 from the National Science Foundation for his research on Developing a Multi-Channel Naturalistic Audio Corpora for the Natural Language Processing Research Community. Dr. Hansen’s team is developing an audio resource of real-world speech communications of one of history’s greatest scientific and technical accomplishments – the NASA Apollo missions. The …read more

March 11th, 2021

Carlos Busso Lands $1 Million Grant from NSF

Dr. Carlos Busso received $1,075,386 from the National Science Foundation for his research on Creating The Largest Speech Emotional Database By Leveraging Existing Naturalistic Recordings. The project focuses on developing the MSP-Podcast corpus, which would be the largest, publicly available, naturalistic speech emotional database. The MSP-Podcast will provide infrastructure to address automatic speech recognition and …read more

January 12th, 2021

Dr. Kolodrubetz Receives CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Michael Kolodrubetz, Assistant Professor of Physics, a CAREER award for his research on Floquet Route to Non-Equilibrium Phases of Matter in Cavity QED. The $500,633 project will focus on a class of systems known as many-body cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED), which gives access to quantum properties of light and …read more

January 12th, 2021

NSF Funds Dr. Hu’s Multi-System Driving Project

Dr. Yang Hu, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his research on Rethinking the Architectures and Systems for Autonomous Driving Infrastructure. The $508,339 project aims to redesign the way driving works: from a single-body car-based platform to a networked multi-object system where competencies interact among cars …read more

December 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Zhang’s Java Debugging Research

Dr. Lingming Zhang, assistant professor of computer science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research on Maximal and Scalable Unified Debugging for the JVM Ecosystem. The $519,819 award will enable Dr. Zhang’s project goal of a practical …read more

November 17th, 2020

Dr. Leonidas Bleris Uses NSF Grant to Understand microRNA Communication

Dr. Leonidas Bleris, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, received $623,679 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project Collaborative Research: Unraveling Extracellular MicroRNA Communication. His research focuses on the relatively unexplored process of cell-to-cell communication via microRNAs. The goal of this project is to develop a better understanding of microRNA-mediated cell-to-cell communication and a new …read more

November 3rd, 2020

NSF Grants $1.4 Million for Cybertraining Research Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Christopher Simmons $1.4 million in support of the new Texas Education and Research Cybertraining Center (TERCC). Dr. Simmons is the Director of Cyberinfrastructure and Research Services in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The grant will enable the Texas Research and Education Cyberinfrastructure Services (TRECIS) center to build …read more

September 16th, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Michael Kesden’s Gravitational Lensing Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Michael Kesden $299,876 for his research project WoU-MMA: Gravitational Lensing of Photons and Gravitational Waves in the Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics. The project will examine whether upcoming electromagnetic surveys like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can provide catalogs to help identify the host galaxy of lensed gravitational …read more

August 10th, 2020

Dr. Qing Gu’s Novel Laser Research Earns CAREER Award from NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Qing Gu, Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her continuous research on developing novel lasers. Dr. Gu’s Environmentally Stable Electrically Pumped Perovskite Laser project will enable efficient and low-cost integrated photonic solutions for confocal microscopy, on-chip fluorescent sensing, …read more

June 2nd, 2020

NSF Funds Dr. Valladares’ Space Science Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF), supported by the Geospace Facility’s Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments (DASI), funded Dr. Cesar Valladares’ research on DASI Track 2: Low-latitude Ionospheric Sensor Network (LISN) Investigations of Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances (TIDs) and Plasma Irregularities. The nearly $900,000 project seeks to provide the operations and maintenance of the LISN. His research …read more