Weekly Research Newsletter

Awards and Honors

James A. Mandel Outstanding Junior Award

Haley Bigando – highest GPA among all Civil and Environmental Engineering students
Ellen Horbachewski – highest GPA among all Civil Engineers
Reilly Duffy –highest GPA among all Environmental Engineering students.

Awarded Proposals

Congratulations to our ECS faculty who recently won research awards:

Dr. Jesse Bond (BMCE): “Understanding and Manipulating the Solvent Microenvironment for Selective, Catalytic Amination of Renewable Oxygenates” funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Shiu-Kai Chin (EECS): “Enduring Assurance Workshop: State of the Practice and Future Vision” and “Linking CSBD to Hardware Generation Functions”, both funded by the US Air Force Research Labs-Rome.

Dr. Zhen Ma (BMCE): “Engineering Human 3D Cardiac Tissue Model of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy” funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Dacheng Ren (BMCE): “Rational Design of Dynamic Antifouling Material Topographies for Safer Medical Devices” funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Yuzhe Tang (EECS): “External Obliviousness in Trusted Execution Environments” funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Pramod Varshney (EECS): “Phase II: Contextual Reasoning for Object Identification” funded by the Department of Defense.

Upcoming Events

Interviewing, Part I: Skype, Phone, and Conferences

Tuesday, September 18th: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 228B Schine Student Center.

Career Fair Preparation

Thursday, September 20th: 2:00-3:00pm, Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

Come a few minutes early to grab a bite and meet with fellow ECS students.

Individual and Small-Group Professional and Career Development Advising

The Office of Professional and Career Development at the Graduate School is here to support you at every stage of your graduate or postdoctoral program, from your arrival on campus to your career ambitions and beyond. In addition to attending our ECS career workshops, we also encourage you to take advantage of our one-on-one and small-group advising services by making an appointment with Tracy Tillpaugh or Simona Rosu.

Student Poster Session 

Monday, September 24, 2018 | SyracuseCoE Headquarters

Undergraduate, master’s and PhD students interested in presenting research and design projects are encouraged to enter.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 17th, 11:59pm ; Submit your poster here.

This event is being held in conjunction with the 2018 International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018). All IBPC2018 attendees will be invited to this Poster Competition and Reception, allowing poster competition to showcase their work in front of an international audience.

Abstracts and project statements are welcome on research and design posters in the following focus areas:

·         Advanced building technologies
·         Clean and renewable energy
·         Daylighting strategies
·         Design resilience
·         Healthy buildings
·         Indoor environmental quality
·         Sustainable communities
·         Sustainable urban design
·         Water resource management

Funding Opportunities

For Students:

PhD Fellowship Program (Microsoft)
(Oct 9) A two-year fellowship for PhD students at North American universities pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital (CHOP)

(Nov 2) This is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university or in other sectors of the economy such as industry, government or nonprofit organizations.

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (DoE)

(Nov 15) The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

For Faculty: 

Space Environment Exploitation (DARPA)

(Sept 24) The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high spatial and temporal resolution predictive/assimilative modeling and simulation of the near-earth space environment.

Imaging – Science Track Award for Research Transition (NIH, R03)

(Nov 16) This FOA encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications to facilitate the entry of investigators to the area of neuroimaging, including both new investigators and established investigators seeking to adopt neuroimaging methodologies in their research programs, to enable the conduct of small “proof of concept” studies. The R03 is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.

Formal Methods in the Field (NSF)

(Jan 15, 2019) This program aims to bring together researchers in formal methods with researchers in other areas of computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees.

Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (NSF)

(Proposals Accepted Anytime) The Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research (IIBR) solicitation supports new and innovative research in biological informatics, instrumentation and associated methods, as well as multidisciplinary approaches to these broad themes that address needs in basic biological research.

Cyberinfrastructure for Biological Research (NSF)

(Proposals accepted anytime) Biological processes at all scales from molecules to ecosystems are determined through the encoding, exchange, and interpretation of information. Advances in the biological sciences are enabled by our capacity to acquire, manage, represent, and analyze biological information through the use of modern instrumentation and computational tools.

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