Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.

Building a Prototype Hyperspectral Imaging Platform
Jeffrey Agar (Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences), Max Diem (Chemistry)

The Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database: a vital resource to evaluate disparities in nursing home care
John Auerbach (Health Sciences), Gary Young (DMSB/ Health Sciences), Wendy Parmet (Law), Alice Bonner (Nursing), Jean McGuire (Health Sciences)

Effects of continental-scale variation in freshwater input on coastal ecosystem services
Edward Beighley (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Anne Randall Hughes (Marine and Environmental Sciences), David Kimbro (Marine and Environmental Sciences)

Identification of Biomarkers to Predict and Prevent Mental Illness
Heather Brenhouse (Psychology), Shashi Murthy (Chemical Engineering)

GameGaze: Eye tracking to assess cognitive processes during gameplay 
Alessandro Canossa (Game Design), Adam Reeves (Psychology)

Amino-Pillared Nanosheet (APN) for High Performance CO2 Capture
Sunho Choi (Chemical Engineering), Sanjeev Mukerjee (Chemistry), Yung Joon Jung (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)

Big Data and Text Curation: TEI and NLP Methods and Intersections
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (English), Patrick Yott (Libraries), Julia Flanders (English/ Libraries), David Smith (Computer and Information Science)

Injectable, Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocomposites for Osteochondral Tissue Repair
Adam Ekenseair (Chemical Engineering), Srinivas Sridhar (Physics)

A New Paradigm for Robotic Gait Rehabilitation Based on Reinforcement Learning
Christopher Hasson (Physical Therapy), Sheng-Che Yen (Physical Therapy), Robert Platt (Computer and Information Science)

Systems Biology Approaches to Enable Proteomic Profiling of Single Neurons Isolated from the Brain of an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Mouse Model
Alexander Ivanov (Barnett), Jeffrey Agar (Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Selenium, an essential anti-oxidant metal, and cognitive function in the elderly
Jonghan Kim (Pharmaceutical Sciences), Philip Larese-Casanova (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

A Novel Solid-State Solar Cell Concept: Experimental Research and Commercial Feasibility Analysis
Latika Menon (Physics), Marc Meyer (DSMB)

Autonomous Sensors and Smart Analytics for Wetlands in Urban Areas
Mark Patterson (Marine and Environmental Sciences / Civil and Environmental Engineering), Brian Helmuth (Marine and Environmental Sciences / Public Policy)

Mining Big Heterogeneous Networks: Scalable Parallel Algorithms and Effective Scheduling
Mirek Riedewald (Computer and Information Science), Yizhou Sun (Computer and Information Science), Ningfang Mi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Brooke Foucault Welles (Communication Studies)

Extracting and Visualizing Multi-Dimensional Text Networks: Tools for Structural Reading and Text Exploration
Christoph Riedl (DMSB/ Computer and Information Science), Dietmar Offenhuber (Art + Design/ Sociology & Anthropology), Nicholas Beauchamp (Political Science), David Smith (Computer and Information Science)

Interactions between Socio-Economic Changes and Urban Warming: Modeling the Feedbacks and Identifying the Leverage Points
Matthias Ruth (Public Policy/Civil and Environmental Engineering), Casper Harteveld (Art + Design)

Measuring blood perfusion in paraplegics using near infrared spectroscopy
Sandra Shefelbine (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Mark Niedre (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Charles DiMarzio (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

GrACE: An AI-Driven Game for Broadening Participation in Computer Science
Gillian Smith (Computer and Information Science / Game Design), Casper Harteveld (Art + Design)

A Cyber-Physical Platform for Rapid Development of Nano-Delivery Systems
Ravi Sundaram (Computer and Information Science), Mansoor Amiji (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Breath and Saliva Based Nano-Bio Sensing System for Disease Diagnosis and Monitoring
Ming Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Steven Cranford (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Ralf Birken (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Edgar Goluch (Chemical Engineering), Veronica Godoy-Carter (Biology)

The Impact of Legal Access on Conditions of Housing Security in Urban India
Liza Weinstein (Sociology & Anthropology), Martha Davis (Law)

Cost-effective Thermal Envelope Retrofits in Wood-frame Residential Buildings
Peter Wiederspahn (Architecture), David Fannon (Architecture/Civil and Environmental Engineering), Sagar Kamarthi (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Gregory Kowalski (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)

Related Faculty: R. Edward Beighley, Yung Joon Jung, Philip Larese-Casanova, Ningfang Mi, Mark Niedre, Charles DiMarzio, Ming L. Wang, Sagar Kamarthi, Gregory Kowalski

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering