School of Engineering and Computer Science Posts

April 6th, 2021

Dr. Xiaohu Guo’s Nearly $500,000 Award From NSF

Computer Science professor, Dr. Xiaohu Guo, received $499,997 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project, OAC Core: Small: Open-Source Robust 4D Reconstruction Framework for Real-Time Dynamic Human Capture. The project focuses on the modeling of topological changes in dynamic scenes and the robust tracking of moving surfaces. Dr. Guo’s goal is to …read more

April 6th, 2021

Kyle Fox Receives $586,654 From NSF

Dr. Kyle Fox was awarded $586,654 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research project, Exploiting Topology in Graph Algorithm Design. Dr. Fox’s research focuses on understanding the role topology can take both in performing fast computations on graphs and explaining what graph properties are necessary for these fast computations. The goal of the …read more

March 23rd, 2021

University of Colorado at Boulder Awards Dr. Hongbing Lu $720,000

Dr. Hongbing Lu received $720,000 from the University of Colorado at Boulder for his research on the Center for Micromorphic Multiphysics Porus and Particulate Materials Simulations with Exascale Computing Workflows. The project focuses on characterizing materials of significant importance identified in the project at different scales. Dr. Lu and his team will conduct a Split …read more

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

February 1st, 2021

Dr. Seth Hays’ Research on Service-Related Nerve Damage Is Funded By DoD

The Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research awarded Dr. Seth Hays $1,499,730 for his Restoring Sensory Function after Upper Limb Nerve Injury with Vagus Nerve Stimulation project. Dr. Hays’ research continues his work toward developing a novel therapy to treat loss of strength and touch sensation after damage to the nerves in the …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 13th, 2020

NIH Funds Dr. Girgis Obaid’s Molecular Cancer Project

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Dr. Girgis Obaid $723,942 for his research on Molecular Imaging-directed Bioengineering of Nanoconjugates as Adaptable Tumor Targeting Platforms. The project will utilize quantitative dual-tracer molecular binding imaging as the primary criterion for defining in vivo molecular selectivity of modular nanoconjugates at the cellular level, and will thus accurately …read more