A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of State will fund a two-year project led by RIT professors Clyde Hull and Eric Williams to help the Southeast Asian region establish entrepreneurships based on the circular economy.
Yidan Hu and Ivan De Oliveira Nunes have each won Meta Research Awards for their cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The assistant professors of computing security are working to protect people’s safety on their augmented reality and smart devices.
RIT awards researchers seed funding of $5,000 for proposals written during the fall semester and later refined over the course of a two-day Grant Writers’ Boot Camp.
For “Creating Informed and Engaged End Users in High-Performance Campus Buildings for Improved Energy Efficiency and Enhanced Comfort”
For “Wearable Technologies and Consumer Engagement in Social Media”
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For “Monitoring and Improving Length of Stay and Readmission Rates Using Learn Management Techniques”
For “Advancing Culturally Relevant STEM Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Students”
For “The Use of Keyword Error Rate to Determine the Quality of Automated Speech Recognition Systems”
For “Highly Efficient Capture and Detection of Deadly Zaire Ebola virus (EBOV) via Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Hierarchical Nanostructures”
For “Development of Bioplastic Packaging Solution for the Transport of Apples”
For “Learning to Sign Before Birth”
For “A Principled Model Selection Method for Deep Learning in Protein Function Analysis”
For “Robotic Collaborative Perception and object Manipulation for Effective and Affordable Elder Care”
For “Arctic Sea Ice Image Reconstruction and Localization”
For “Integrating dynamical systems and machine learning to study paleoclimate data”
For “Benchmarking Integration of Relational and Non-Relational Data Systems”
For “Neurocognitively-Motivated Conversational Assistants Based on Distribution Representations”
NIH Boot Camp Seed Funding
RIT also offers an advanced boot camp focused on the National Institutes of Health. Participants in the NIH Boot Camp submitted proposals for seed funding to help develop competitive proposals or revise proposals to specific NIH programs in the coming year. 2019 awardees will receive up to $10,000 and include: