FY22 TIER 1 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 17 COE faculty and affiliates who were recipients of FY22 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects.

  1. Automatic Mining of Project Risk Data from News Articles with NLP
    Ali Touran (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Nicholas Beauchamp (Political Science), Ryan Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  2. Evaluating New Detection Modalities for Covert Pharmaceutical Authentication and Beyond
    Laura Lewis (Chemical Engineering/Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Mansoor Amiji (Pharmaceutical Sciences/Chemical Engineering), Yunume Fitchorova (KRI), Nikos Passas (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Ravi Sundaram (Computer Science)
  3. Extend and Learn: An exploratory pilot study using augmented reality in experiential medical education workforce training
    Kristin Greenwood (Physical Therapy/Roux), Scott Valcourt (Computer Science, Roux), Mark Sivak (Art+Design/Sherman Center)
  4. Mentored Award: Shapeshifting Neural Networks for Secure-by-Design Hardware-based Deep Learning in Mobile Autonomous Systems
    Francesco Restuccia (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Cristina Nita-Rotaru (Computer Science)
  5. Organizational Innovation for Climate Justice and Sustainability: A Digital Tool to Monitor and Assess Actions
    Jennie Stephens (SPPUA), Diana Bozhilova (NCH), Sheila Puffer (International Business and Strategy)
  6. Mentored Award: Equity in access to well water recovery resources after hurricanes
    Kelsey Pieper (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Daniel Aldrich (Political Science/SPPUA), Edward Beighley (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  7. CXCR4-targeted nanoparticles to eliminate hypoxia-adenosinergic immunosuppression in tumors
    Debra Auguste (Chemical Engineering), Stephen Hatfield (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  8. Mentored Award: Moving Data Beyond the Screen: Creating Hybrid Experiential Opportunities for Coastal Sustainability and Food Security
    Laura Perovich (Art+Design), Casper Harteveld (Art+Design), Brian Helmuth (Marine and Environmental Sciences/SPPUA)
  9. Automated Monitoring of City Sewer Networks Using Drones
    Alireza Ramezani (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Lawson Wong (Khoury)
  10. Mentored Award: Changes in joint and muscle forces following treatment-induced gait alterations in adults with knee osteoarthritis
    Joshua Stefanik (Physical Therapy), Sandra Shefelbine (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering/Bioengineering)
  11. Addressing Humanitarian and Security Issues using Spatial Optimization and Wireless Sensor Network Design
    Mehdi Behroozi (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Stefano Basagni (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Amy Farrell (Criminology and Criminal Justice), Ramiro Martinez (Sociology and Anthropology/Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Related Faculty: Ali Touran, Qi “Ryan” Wang, Laura H. Lewis, Mansoor Amiji, Yunume Fitchorova, Mark Sivak, Francesco Restuccia, Jennie C. Stephens, Kelsey Pieper, R. Edward Beighley, Debra Auguste, Casper Harteveld, Brian Helmuth, Alireza Ramezani, Sandra Shefelbine, Mehdi Behroozi, Stefano Basagni

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