Recent Faculty Grants

George Montañez and Lucas Bang (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $382,668 for “Harvey Mudd REU Site in Computer Systems” (February 2020)

David K. Seitz (Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts)

Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, $2,000 for the Grants to Scholars Program award (February 2020)

Albert Dato (Engineering)

National Science Foundation, $500,000 for “CAREER: Understanding the Process-Structure-Property Relationships in Polymer Nanocomposites Reinforced with Gas-Phase-Synthesized Graphene” (February 2020)

James C. Boerkoel Jr. (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $45,900 for “A Consortium for Cultivating Future Artificial Intelligence Researchers” (December 2019)

Hal Van Ryswyk (Chemistry)

National Science Foundation, $442,960 for “MRI: Acquisition of a Standardized Integrated Toolset for Photovoltaics Fabrication and Characterization” (August 2019)

Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $498,458 for “RUI: Finding Best Representative Phylogenetic Tree Reconciliations” (August 2019)

Geoff Kuenning (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $264,878 for “Large Parameter Spaces” (July 2019)

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $839,060 for “Zooxanthellate Octocorals” (July 2019)

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $33,964 for “PurSUiT: Diversity and endemism across a steep biogeographic cline: marine invertebrates of Oman” (June 2019)

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $10,000 for “Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP) Continuation” (June 2019)

George Montañez (Computer Science)

Discovery Institute, $25,000 for “Formalizing the Limits of Machine Learning (Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Discovery Institute)” (March 2019)

Geoff Kuenning (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $7,998 for “CI-SUSTAIN: National File System Trace Repository” (February 2019)

Colleen M. Lewis (Computer Science)

Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), $5,000 for “Interactive resources for training CS TAs” (December 2018)

Brian Shuve (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $120,000 for “RUI: Uncovering the Particle Nature of Hidden Sectors” (September 2018)

Colleen M. Lewis (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $418,537 for “Developing Evidence-based Best Practices for Broadening Participation in Computing Education (CRA subaward)” (August 2018)

Darryl H. Yong (Mathematics), Colleen M. Lewis (Computer Science), and Zachary Dodds (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $426,629 for “Math for America Los Angeles: Elevating Mathematics and Computer Science Instruction through Teacher Leadership” (August 2018)

Lelia Hawkins (Chemistry)

National Science Foundation, $143,328 for “Collaborative Research: RUI: IRES – Track I: Brown Carbon Aerosol Formation by Photooxidation of Phenolic Compounds” (August 2018)

Matina Donaldson-Matasci (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $364,920 for “Dynamic ant networks: How environmental constraints and ecological context shape resource transport systems” (June 2018)

Zach Dodds (Computer Science)

Tides Foundation, $20,000 for a Google Computer Science Educator Award (June 2018)

Lisette de Pillis (Mathematics) and Tanja Srebotnjak (Hixon Center)

National Science Foundation, $349,101 for “REU Site: Data Science in the Life Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering” (March 2018)

Yi-Chieh Wu (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $505,522 for “CAREER: Algorithms for Gene Family Evolution with Gene Duplication, Loss and Coalescence” (February 2018)

Gerald Van Hecke (Chemistry), James Eckert (Physics) and Lelia Hawkins (Chemistry)

National Science Foundation, $84,362 for “MRI: Acquisition of a differential scanning calorimeter for undergraduate research and training” (September 2017)

Andrea Quattrini (Biology)

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, $394,000 for “Deepwater Atlantic Habitats: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration in Deepwater Ecosystems with Focus on Coral, Canyon and Seep Communities” (September 2017)

Vatche Sahakian (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $120,000 for “Emergent Spacetime in Matrix Theory” (August 2017)

Patrick Little (Engineering)

National Science Foundation, $291,678 for “Using Human-Centered Design to Conceptualize and Prototype Ways to Increase Graduate Students’ Engagement with Transformative Research (August 2017)

Mike Erlinger and Zach Dodds (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $103,726 for “NSF CCSC Computer Science Education Showcase” (August 2017)

David Vosburg, Adam Johnson and Kathy Van Heuvelen (Chemistry)

National Science Foundation, $331,285 for “MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR for Undergraduate Research and Training” (August 2017)

Dan Stoebel (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $327,962 for “The transcriptional response to quantitative variation in RpoS concentration in E. coli” (July 2017)