Ahmed Ibrahim has been awarded $99,870 from the National Security Agency to host a program that is designed for high school teachers who are interested in providing their students with exposure to cybersecurity in their classes, and to provide opportunities for deeper exploration for interested students. The program will be held here at UVA in June 2018.
Hongning Wang has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help pay for students to attend the 41st ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2018), which will be held in Ann Arbor Michigan, U.S.A., July 8-12, 2018.
Lu Feng received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help pay for students to attend the Verification Mentoring Workshop (VMW 2018) and the International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV), to be held in Oxford (UK), July 13-17, 2018. CAV is one of the premier conferences in computer science, dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems.
Lu Feng has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $175,000 for her proposal, CRII: CPS: Cognitive Trust in Human-Autonomous Vehicle Interactions, to address the cognitive trust and safety concerns as applied to autonomous vehicles.
Worthy Martin, along with Jillian Galle, received a new NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant for $325,000, to expand the DAACS Research Consortium (DRC). DAACS is the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, and DRC helps advance the DAACS research objectives. The new grant will fund the design, development, and implementation of a new phase of the DRC.
Jon Goodall (CEE), Kamin Whitehouse (CS), Madhur Behl (CS), Donna Chen (CEE), and Michael Gorman (E&S) on winning a large NSF proposal, $2.5M for four years, "dMIST: Data-driven Management for Interdependent Stormwater and Transportation Systems," in the NSF Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) program. https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1735587&HistoricalAwards=false
Quanquan Gu won a new NSF grant in the Information Integration and Informatics program in the Division of Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS): Collaborative Research: High-Dimensional Machine Learning Methods for Personalized Cancer Genomics. This program is especially competitive, even by NSF standards, so this is a great accomplishment. https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1717206&HistoricalAwards=false
Congratulations to Lu Feng on winning a 4-VA Collaborative Research grant, "Human-in-the-Loop Planning of Distributed Multi-Robot Teams for Emergency Response." This is a joint project with Pratap Tokekar in ECE at Virginia Tech. The 4-VA program provides small-scale grants to research teams collaborating across 4-VA universities, to develop results to help compete for larger extramural grants.