Recent Faculty Grants

2021:

Vatche Sahakian (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $135,000 for “RUI: Weaving space with quantum entanglement, and black holes in stochastic Matrix theory”

Jason Gallicchio (Physics)

Office of Naval Research, $99,975 for  “Survey, geolocation, and precision transmission with airborne software defined radio”

Haydee Lindo (Mathematics)

National Science Foundation, $160,175 for “LEAPS-MPS: Singularities, Rigidity, and Trace Modules”

Danae Schulz (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $629,999 for “CAREER: Characterizing molecular mechanisms that drive life cycle transitions in the African trypanosome”

Lori Bassman (Engineering)

National Science Foundation, $201,193 for “Collaborative Research: RUI: IRES – Track I: US-Australia collaboration on a new class of lead-free copper alloys to meet international health demands”

Heather Zinn-Brooks (Mathematics)

National Science Foundation, $208,864 for “Advances in bounded-confidence models on networks” 

Julie Medero (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, SCC-CIVIC-FA Track B: Open Source Renewables 

Vivien Hamilton (Humanities, Social Science, Arts)

Huntington Library Short-Term Fellowship, $3500 for “Mechanical Womb and Artificial Mother: Designing the Infant Incubator, 1900- 1940.”

Brian Shuve (Physics)

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Cottrell Scholar Award (CSA) $100,000 for “Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry”

2020:

Lucas Bang (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $128,480 for “Collaborative Research: SHF: Small: Automated Quantitative Assessment of Testing Difficulty”

Mark Ilton (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $118,971 for “Collaborative Research: Moving with Muscles vs. Springs: Evolutionary Biomechanics of Extremely Fast, Small Systems”

Jason Gallicchio (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $495,589 for “CAREER: Using Astronomy to Improve Tests of Quantum Mechanics”

Timothy Tsai (Engineering)

National Science Foundation, $174,109 for “CRII: SaTC: RUI: A Cross-Verification Approach for Identifying Tampered Audio”

Christopher Clark (Engineering)

National Science Foundation, $300,000 for “RUI: Monitoring of Marine Life Coastal Habitats via Autonomous Robot Systems”

George Montañez and Lucas Bang (Computer Science)

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

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

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”

2019:

Erin Talvite (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $301,255.00 for “CAREER: Using Imperfect Predictions to Make Good Decisions”

James C. Boerkoel Jr. (Computer Science)

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

Hal Van Ryswyk (Chemistry)

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

Ran Libeskind-Hadas (Computer Science)

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

Geoff Kuenning (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $264,878 for “Large Parameter Spaces”

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

National Science Foundation, $839,060 for “Zooxanthellate Octocorals”

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

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

Catherine S. McFadden (Biology)

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

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)”

Geoff Kuenning (Computer Science)

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

2018:

Colleen M. Lewis (Computer Science)

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

Brian Shuve (Physics)

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

Colleen M. Lewis (Computer Science)

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

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”

Lelia Hawkins (Chemistry)

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

Matina Donaldson-Matasci (Biology)

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

Zach Dodds (Computer Science)

Tides Foundation, $20,000 for a Google Computer Science Educator Award

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”

Yi-Chieh Wu (Computer Science)

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

2017:

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”

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”

Vatche Sahakian (Physics)

National Science Foundation, $120,000 for “Emergent Spacetime in Matrix Theory”

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”

Mike Erlinger and Zach Dodds (Computer Science)

National Science Foundation, $103,726 for “NSF CCSC Computer Science Education Showcase”

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”

Dan Stoebel (Biology)

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