Weekly Research Newsletter

Awards and Honors

Kmik Karnasuta, an Electrical and Computer Science freshman won the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy in the Thailand Super Series.


Awarded Proposals

Professor Garrett Katz (EECS), won a DARPA award titled “Machine Learning with Baked-in Knowledge for Forecasting Large Complex Spatiotemporal Systems with Applications to Weather Forecasting” with Dr. Ott at University of Maryland and Researchers at Texas A&M.


Upcoming Events

Graduate and Postdoc Wellness Workshop with Dr. Shannon Sweeney

Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Lyman Hall 312

Learn how to balance the demands and challenges of the high-stress environment of graduate school and postdoctoral training. The workshop will provide tailored education and strategies to assist doctoral students and postdocs with the challenges and the stress that accompanies making progress with research, course work, teaching, grant writing, and other responsibilities. Dr. Shannon Sweeney, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, will discuss how to recognize stress responses, cognitive-behavioral skills to reframe stress, relaxation techniques, and strategies to improve your sleep. A light dinner will be served.

 To request accommodations, email opcd@syr.edu

Qualtrics Workshop VI: Distributing Your Survey with Paul Bern, Research Data Services Librarian

Thursday, November 8th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. online via Adobe Connect

Research Data Services of Syracuse University Libraries is offering a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software, which is available to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students. Qualtrics enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform. All workshops will be held via the web using Adobe Connect (you do not need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer). In the sixth workshop in the series, we will discuss the various methods of getting your survey to your respondents, creating and using contact lists, and, if time permits, asking for contact information in an anonymous survey.

 If you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu

Boren Awards for International Study Interest Session

Friday, November 9th 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Eggers Hall 010

Are you interested in studying a language abroad? Do you plan to study in a less common study abroad destination? Boren Scholarships (for undergraduates) and Boren Fellowships (for graduate students) fund language training, research, and cultural immersion in countries critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. Boren Scholars and Boren Fellows study less commonly taught languages (such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, or Swahili) and pursue coursework and/or research. All recipients must commit to serving at least one year in the national government in a position relevant to national security. CFSA and faculty advisors will meet with students to discuss the program and the application process.

Handling the End of the Semester: Dealing with Stress, Promoting Wellness, and Managing Your Time Effectively

Friday, November 9th 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hall of Languages 202

While the rest of the semester can be stressful, the looming end of the semester can be a particularly trying time for Teaching Assistants. With the increasing demands of students, the additional grading, and your own approaching deadlines, TAs often feel overwhelmed at this time.  In this interactive workshop, doctoral students Caitlin Caron (Special Education) and Sarah Wolf-Stanton (Marriage & Family Therapy) will discuss how TAs can manage these challenges, as well as provide a practical set of tips, techniques, and skills to help TAs manage their time, stress, and achieve a sense of wellness.

To RSVP, please email TA Program Coordinator Shawn Loner (scloner@syr.edu) by Wednesday, October 31. Please let Shawn know of any accommodations you may need.

Exploring and Applying to Science Policy Fellowships

Friday, November 9th, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hall of Languages 500

This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs interested in science policy and advocacy. Learn about fellowship opportunities and strategies to prepare competitive applications.

 To request accommodations, email opcd@syr.edu

Orange Hackers Association Presents OHA LETSS Hack with NCC Group

Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Orange Hackers Association presents the Learn Enjoy Teach Share Security Hacks workshop! Join the OHA LETSS Hack for a free event and discussions on Security Concepts, a workshop on Penetration Testing, and a fun “Capture the Flag” game with the NCC Recruitment team! The last day to register is November 9th, 2018. To register, scan the QR Code on a local flyer or contact oha.syr@gmail.com.

Funding Opportunities

For students:

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program (ASEE)

(Dec 1) The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (ASEE)

(Dec 7) As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award fellowships in April 2019, subject to the availability of funds.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (NASEM/NRC/PGAD)

(Jan 8, 2019) Awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and

For Faculty: 

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (NSF)

(Nov 26) The mission of EPSCoR is to assist the National Science Foundation in its statutory function “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States and to avoid undue concentration of such research and education.”

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (NSF)

(Nov 27) Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding the principles and dynamics of the nervous system. Building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, biology, the mathematical and physical sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, engineering, and other fields, computational neuroscience employs a broad spectrum of approaches to study structure, function, organization, and computation across all levels of the nervous system.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (NSF)

(Nov 28) The NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research will support transformative microarchitecture research targeting improvements in instructions per cycle (IPC).

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2019 (NSF)

(Nov 29) The Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) in the Directorate for Engineering provides funding opportunities for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research.

Gen-4 Engineering Research Centers (NSF)

(Nov 30) The program continues to focus on advancing an engineered system through inclusive cross-disciplinary and cross-sector partnerships, while placing greater emphasis on research that leads to societal impact through convergent approaches, engaging stakeholder communities, and strengthening team formation.

Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (NSF)

(Dec 4) The NSF STTR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the NSF STTR program supports startups and small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies, getting discoveries out of the lab and into the market.

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF)

(Dec 7) This program calls for innovative, convergent, boundary-crossing proposals that can best capture those opportunities and map out new research frontiers. NSF seeks proposals that are bold and risky, and transcend the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts.

Enabling Access to Cloud Computing Resources for CISE Research and Education (NSF)

(Dec 20) Increasingly, data- and compute-intensive research and education efforts are benefiting from access to cloud computing platforms, which provide robust, agile, reliable, and scalable infrastructure.

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (NSF)

(Jan 8, 2019) This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This support involves developing the accompanying user services and engagement needed to attract, nurture, and grow a robust research community that is actively involved in determining directions for the infrastructure as well as management of the infrastructure.

Visiting Faculty Program (DOE/OS)

(Jan 10, 2019) The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), formerly called Faculty and Student Teams (FaST), seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas.

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (NSF)

(Jan 23, 2019) The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow.

IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (NSF)

(Jan 24, 2019) The goal of the RED program is to catalyze revolutionary, not incrementally reformist, changes to the education of the next generation of engineers. Revolutionary means radically, suddenly, or completely new; producing fundamental, structural change; or going outside of or beyond existing norms and principles.

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (NSF)

(Feb 4, 2019) MGI recognizes the importance of materials science and engineering to the well-being and advancement of society and aims to “deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today, at a fraction of the cost.” MGI integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design with a shared computational framework.

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (NSF)

(Feb 4, 2019) The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research.

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