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Marius Zimand has submitted a grant proposal to NSF “AF: Medium: Collaborative Research: Exploring the Interplay between Pseudorandomness and Kolmogorov Randomness.” This is planned as a joint project with researchers from University of Nebraska Lincoln, Iowa State Univ., Univ of Wyoming, and Rutgers Univ.

S. Acharya (PI), “Design and Evaluation of HealthCare Information Security System”, Funded by: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC-Altoona), $402,000, March 2011 – December 2015 (External), [Additional 90K for Year 2015].

Michael McGuire recently received a subcontract of $265,456 over five years through Johns Hopkins University as a part of the NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) award titled, “CIF21 DIBBs: Long Term Access to Large Scientific Data Sets: The SkyServer and Beyond.”  This project will research methods to use the SkyServer database framework to integrate data for ecologists.  This will include the integration of spatial, sensor, and field datasets in spatial, temporal, and attribute dimensions for the development of a geospatial network to provide a collaborative data sharing environment aimed at long term research.

Joyram Chakraborty was issued a patent for his work entitled “Systems and Methods for Automatically Determining Culture-Based Behavior in Customer Service Interactions.” US Patent number 20,120,310,629, 2012 was issued to Dr. Chakraborty and collaborators OT Stewart and DM Lubensky from IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs.

Alfreda Dudley and Blair Taylor received $95,180 to fund tuition for 6 in-state and 6 out-of-state high school girls for a summer 2014 session of Secure Programming Logic Aimed at Seniors in High School (SPLASH). Towson University was one of 5 institutions selected to pilot CyberSTARS (funded by NSF and NSA).

Michael McGuire and Wei Yu of Computer and Information Sciences and Mike O’Leary of Math recently received funding from the US Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program to develop a virtual penetration testing laboratory.  The laboratory will be used as a test bed for DoD funded research in intrusion detection and prevention systems and will contribute to an existing collaboration between Towson University and DoD related research laboratories, including the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). This project will involve graduate and undergraduate students and fund two 10 hour graduate research assistantships for one year.

Robert Hammell received an additional $99,956 of incremental funding for the cooperative agreement (CA) between Towson University and the US Army Research Laboratory; this work is aimed at addressing the Value of Information (VOI) problem and other battlefield situation awareness challenges.  Total funding received under the CA now totals $199,664.

Wei  Yu  and  graduate  students  Sixiao  Wei,  Guanhui  Ma  received  a  Best  Paper  Award  at  the  2013  IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) – Communication and Information Systems Security (CISS) Symposium (IEEE ICC is one of the two flag-ship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society, together with the IEEE GLOBE Communication (GLOBECOM) conference). This work has been supported by Prof. Yu’s NSF grant from 9/2011 to 8/2014.

S. Acharya (PI), “Design and Evaluation of HealthCare Information Security System”, Funded by: Information Services, Altoona Regional Health System (ARHS), 2011, $312, 000, March 2011 – February 2015. [Additional Funds for Meaningful Use Stages Assessment and Implementation]   Grant period extension: 03/01/2011 – 02/28/2015, Additional Funds: 78K

Dr. Alfreda Dudley and Dr. Blair Taylor were awarded $35,381 by the Department of Defense to design, develop, and pilot test an online/hybrid version of COSC175, General Computer Science, at Towson University, that will introduce programming logic and secure coding to high school girls at several predominately female high schools, including Notre Dame Preparatory and Western High School. June, 2012.

Nadim Alkharouf. “Production of nematode resistant soybean.” Mtech Maryland Industrial Partnership Program. Feb 1, 2012 – Jan 31, 2013. $100,000.

Nadim Alkharouf. “The Use of Bioinformatics for GABA-Enriched Plants.” Plant Sensory Systems LLC. Dec 14, 2011 – Jan 8, 2013. $25,000.

Yeong-Tae Song. “N-Screen Based Smart Learning Management System.” Sookmyung University in Korea. June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2013. $105,000.

Subrata Acharya, “Evaluation of Information Security System,” Altoona Regional Health System, $234,000, March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2014.

Darush Davani, “Toward a More Comprehensive Cognitive Robot through Separation of Functionality,” Army Research Laboratory $20,000, July 16, 2010 through July 15, 2011.

Chao Lu, “Development of Web Access Software,” Health Data Essentials, $6,919, November 3, 2010 through November 2, 2011.

Chao Lu, “Health Science Information Quality Assurance Tools and Methods,” Medical Decision Logic, Inc., $19,000, September 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Chao Lu, “Health Science Information Quality Assurance Tools and Methods – Graduate Student Research, Spring 2011” Medical Decision Logic, Inc., “ (additional funding for above project), $9,500, September 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Chao Lu and Wei Sun, “Establishing an Institute of Chinese Language Teaching at Towson University,” $129,756, Confucius Institute Headquarters, March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2012 (third year’s funding for three-year project).

Mike O’Leary, Mathematics, and Scott Hilberg and Suranjan Chakrobtry, “Expanding the Reach of the IT Programs at Towson University,” Maryland Higher Education Commission, $73,844, January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

Wei Yu, “Smart Grid Priority Action Plans Support: Network Assessments for Smart Grid Applications,” Prometheus Computing, LLC (under its contract from the National Institute of Standards and Technology), $181,480, December 20, 2010 through June 19, 2012.

Harry Zhou, “Graduate Student Project, Fall 2010,” Medical Decision Logic, Inc., $6,900, September 27, 2010 through December 15, 2010.

Harry Zhou, “Graduate Student Project, Spring 2011,” $9,500, Medical Decision Logic, Inc. (continuation funding for above award), December 16, 2010 through May 24, 2011.

Marius Zimand, “AF:Small:Studies in Randomness Extraction,” National Science Foundation, $54,135, August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011.

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2011, to date $745,034

Fiscal Year 2010 (July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010)

Nadim Alkharouf, “Bioinformatic Analysis of Transcriptome Sequences from Blueberry,” United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service $12,710, January 11, 2010 through November 30, 2011.

Nadim Alkharouf, “Identification of Genes Important in Resistance of Soybean to Soybean Rust,” United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, $17,600, April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011.

Nadim Alkharouf, “Flower and Fruit Development in Diploid Strawberry,” University of Maryland College Park (under its National Science Foundation grant), $103,098, September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011 (first year’s funding for three-year project).

Jonathan Lazar and Jinjuan Feng, Computer and Information Sciences, , “Computer Interface Issues for Young Adults with Down Syndrome Transitioning to the Workplace,” Loyola University Maryland (under its National Science Foundation award), $76,567, September 15, 2009 through August 31, 2011.

Yuanqiong Wang, Computer and Information Sciences, “Sloan-C Dynamic Collaboration, Discussion, and Facilitation Practices Workshop,” The Sloan Consortium $1,000, June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010 (continuation funding for ongoing project).

Harry Zhou, Computer and Information Sciences, “Kaelo-Automated Corporate Governance Rating System,” Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS, University of Maryland, College Park), $99,686, August 24, 2009 through August 23, 2010.

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2010 $310,661

Fiscal Year 2009 (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009)

Nadim Alkharouf, Computer and Information Sciences, “DGIL Bioinformatics Support,” United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, $30,000, February 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010.

Shiva Azadegan and Harry Hochheiser, Computer and Information Sciences, “Multi-Level Mentoring,” National Center for Women and Information Technology, $15,000, September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.

Charles Dierbach and Harry Hochheiser, Computer and Information Sciences, “CPATH CDP: Piloting Pathways for Computational Thinking in a General Education Curriculum,” National Science Foundation, $139,981, September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010.

Charles Dierbach and Harry Hochheiser, Computer and Information Sciences, “CPATH CDP: Piloting Pathways for Computational Thinking in a General Education Curriculum,” National Science Foundation, $25,000, May 19, 2009 through August 31, 2010 (supplemental funding for above award).

Jinjuan Feng, Computer and Information Sciences, “Optimized Hands-Free Speech Recognition,” University of Maryland Baltimore County (under its award from the United States Department of Education), $47,381, December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2009 (continuation funding for ongoing work).

Jinjuan Feng and Jonathan Lazar, Computer and Information Sciences, and Michael O’Leary, Mathematics, “Integrating Usability and Accessibility in Information Assurance Education,” National Science Foundation, $299,832, October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010.

Harry Hochheiser, Blair Taylor, and Shiva Azadegan, Computer and Information Sciences, and Mike O’Leary, Center for Applied Information Technology, “Building Security In: Injecting Security throughout the Undergraduate Computing Curriculum,” National Science Foundation, $257,943, September 15, 2008 through August 31, 2010 (first two year’s funding for three-year project).

Yanggon Kim, Computer and Information Sciences, “Development of Framework for an Effective and Efficient Sister-State Program,” Korean Trade Center (KOTRA/KTC), $29,999, August 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009.

Yeong-tae Song, Computer and Information Sciences, “WCIDS, Maintenance Expenses,” University of Maryland, Baltimore Foundation (for the Center for Infant and Child Loss), $10,000, July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 (continuation funding for ongoing work).

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2009 $855,136

Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008)

Jinjuan Feng, Computer and Information Sciences, “Optimized Hands-Free Speech Recognition,” University of Maryland Baltimore County (under its award from the United States Department of Education), $30,101, December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008 (third year’s funding for three-year project).

Yanggon Kim, Computer and Information Sciences, “Development of Web Site for Korean Resource Center Using PHP,” Korean Resource Center, $2,592, June 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008.

Joyce Little, Computer and Information Sciences, Gail Gasparich, Biological Sciences, and Martha Siegel, Mathematics, “CoSMiC * — Computing, Sciences, and Mathematics in College,” National Science Foundation, $580,920, September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2011.

Yeong-tae Song, Computer and Information Sciences, “WCIDS,” University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (in behalf of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine, Center for Infant and Child Loss), $46,382, October 16, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Alexander Wijesinha, Computer and Information Sciences, “Development of Technologies Used for Widearea Data Systems V-Contax,” Widearea Datqa Systems, $5,000, July 13, 2007 through November 12, 2007.

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2008 $664,995

Fiscal Year 2007 (July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007)

Jinjuan Feng, “Optimized Hands-Free Speech Recognition,” University of Maryland Baltimore County (under its award from the United States Department of Education), $28,943, December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007 (continuation funding for ongoing work).

Harry Hochheiser and Jonathan Lazar, “Evaluating Menu Selection Task Performance of Blind Users of Screen Readers,” The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (under its award from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), $8,000, December 21, 2007 through July 1, 2008.

Yanggon Kim, “Collaboration for ‘Little USA in Miryayng,’” HanShin DNP, $34,896, June 1, 2007 through July 31 ,2007.

Jonathan Lazar, “Workshop on Human-Centered Computing: Defining the Future of HCI, DST, and UA, September 2006 – Arlington, Virginia,” National Science Foundation, $46,617, August 1, 2006 through July 31, 2007.

Chao Lu, “Extension of P-Adic Exact Scientific Computational Library (ESCL),” United States Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $29,390, January 15, 2007 through November 14, 2007.

Chao Lu, “Continued Work on Micro-Doppler Radar Improvement, Micro-Doppler Data Collection of Human Gait, and Matlab Code for Feature Extraction and Analysis,” United States Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Naval Research Laboratory, $15,000, April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.

Chao Lu, “Feasibility Study of Recognizing Handwritten Simplified Chinese Characters,” ZNAC Technology, Inc., $10,000, August 15, 2006 through August 14, 2007.

Yeong-tae Song, “Research Agreement, Spring and Summer 2007,” Bartron Medical Imaging, Inc., $15,000, March 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007.

Yeong-tae Song, “Life Long Learning (LLL) e-Learning System Development,” Korean Society of Maryland, $3,500, April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.

Marius Zimand, “New Directions in the Study of Randomness Extractors,” National Science Foundation, $125,306, September 15, 2006 through August 31, 2008.

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2007 $316,652

Fiscal Year 2006 (July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006)

Darush Davani, “Human Robotic Interaction (HRI) Issues, Procedures, and Directions during Indoor Navigation and Localization,” Micro Analysis and Design, Inc. (under its award from the Army Research Laboratory), $25,000, February 3, 2006 through September 30, 2006 (continuation funding for ongoing work).

Jinjuan Feng, “Optimized Hands-Free Speech Recognition,” University of Maryland Baltimore County (under its award from the United States Department of Education), $27,830, December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006.

Ramesh Karne, “Research and Development Services,” Accurate Computer Services, Inc., $2,852, January 31, 2006 through May 31, 2006.

Ramesh Karne, Alexander Wijesinha, Chao Lu, Goran Trajkovski, and Marius Zimand, “REU Site: CS Undergraduate Research at Towson University,” National Science Foundation, $74,588, June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007 (continuation funding for ongoing project).

Chao Lu, “Algorithms and Implementation for P-adic Cyclic Codes Using Exact Arithmetic Library Developed for Quantum Computing,” Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $27,487, December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006.

Chao Lu, “Micro-Doppler Radar Improvement and Feature Extraction Algorithms,” Naval Research Laboratory, $20,000, January 15, 2006 through January 14, 2007.

Yeong-tae Song, “Enhancing Voice-Over IP Security,” Qovia, $13,200, July 1, 2005 through July 28, 2006.

TOTAL AWARDS, FISCAL YEAR 2006 $190,957