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Selected Current Research Grant and Contract Awards

Multi-Scale Structured Models of Infectious Disease Dynamics
Co-Principal Investigator: Hayriye Gulbudak (math)
Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Amount Awarded: $42,000
Grant Period: 09/01/2019-08/31/2024

Dixmier sets of C*-algebras
Co-Principal Investigator: Leonel Robert Gonzalez (math)
Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Amount Awarded: $42,000
Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022

Persistence in Concrete Biological Systems
Co-Principal Investigator: Paul Salceanu (math)
Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians
Amount Awarded: $42,000
Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022

Algebraic structures and geometric phenomena in spaces of embeddings
Principal Investigator: Robin Koytcheff (math)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund, Research Competitiveness Subprogram
Amount Awarded: $137,644.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022

RII Track-2 FEC: Consortium for Plant Invasion Genomics (CPING): Combining Big Data and Plant Collections to Understand Invasiveness
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Kooyers (biology) Co-PIs: Maribeth Latvis, Erin Sigel (biology), Michael McKain (biology), Craig Barrett
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1920858
Amount Awarded: $2,039,766.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2023 (Estimated), last amended 08/08/2019

SG: Synthetic analysis of the importance of species richness to ecosystem services in natural systems
Principal Investigator: Mark Genung (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1915938
Amount Awarded: $149,998.00
Grant Period: 01/01/2019 - 01/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 04/09/2019

P2C2: New Analyses of Paleo-Seasonality and Climate Variability Using Fossil Wood
Principal Investigator: Brian Schubert (geosciences) Co-PIs: William Lukens (geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1903601
Amount Awarded: $259,310.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2021 (estimated), last amended 07/05/2019

Collaborative Research: TIDE: Legacy effects of long-term nutrient enrichment on recovery of saltmarsh ecosystems
Principal Investigator: James Nelson (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1902704
Amount Awarded: $100,041.00
Grant Period: 05/01/2019 - 04/30/2022 (estimated), last amended 04/02/2019

Structure and Cohomology in Fusion Systems
Principal Investigator: Justin Lynd (math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1902152
Amount Awarded: $135,000.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 07/11/2019

Collaborative Proposal: Fluid flow metamorphism and strain localization in mid-crustal shear zones
Principal Investigator: Raphael Gottardi (geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1849812
Amount Awarded: $319,973.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 05/20/2019

Collaborative Research: Coupling and Cohesion as Factors Affecting Vulnerability to Abrupt Climate Change
Principal Investigator: Aubrey Hillman (geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1848722
Amount Awarded: $33,106.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (estimated), last amended 04/09/2019

MRI: Acquisition of an integrated AUV system for observations of physical and biogeochemical interactions in the Northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem across spatiotemporal scales
Principal Investigator: Natalia Sidorovskaia (physics) Co-PIs: Craig McClain, Kelly Robinson (biology), Beth Stauffer (biology), Edwin Theriot
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1828679
Amount Awarded: $456,593.00
Grant Period: 09/15/2018 - 08/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 09/11/2018

CHS: Small: Enhancing Educational Virtual Reality with Headset-based Eye Tracking
Principal Investigator: Christoph Borst (CACS) Co-PIs: Arun Kulshreshth (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1815976
Amount Awarded: $515,813.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (estimated), last amended 05/16/2019

Dynamics and Evolution of Virus and Immune Response Networks
Principal Investigator: Cameron Browne (math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1815095
Amount Awarded: $143,738.00
Grant Period: 06/15/2018 - 05/31/2021 (estimated), last amended 05/31/2019

CRII: SaTC CPS: RUI: Cyber-Physical System Security in Implantable Insulin Injection Systems
Principal Investigator: Xiali Hei (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1812553
Amount Awarded: $143,043.00
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2019 (estimated), last amended 11/20/2017

Collaborative Proposal: MSB-FRA: Scaling Climate, Connectivity, and Communities in Streams
Principal Investigator: Katie Costigan (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1802855
Amount Awarded: $308,466.00
Grant Period: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023 (estimated), last amended 08/06/2018

III: Medium: Collaborative Research: KMELIN: Knowledge Mining and Embedding Learning for Complex Dynamic Information Networks
Principal Investigator: Xindong Wu (CACS) Co-PIs: Louis Caillouet
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1763620
Amount Awarded: $600,000.00
Grant Period: 06/01/2018 - 05/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 09/13/2018

Collaborative Research: RAPID-HARVEY: Response of plankton assemblages and trophodynamics to a historic, hurricane-induced floodwater plume in a subtropical, pelagic environment
Principal Investigator: Kelly Robinson (biology) Co-PIs: Beth Stauffer (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1760704
Amount Awarded: $94,446.00
Grant Period: 12/01/2017 - 11/30/2019 (estimated), last amended 12/01/2017

Unsuspected eukaryotic life inhabits rhodolith-forming coralline algae (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta), a remarkable marine benthic microhabitat
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Fredericq (biology) Co-PIs: Sherry Krayesky-Self (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1754504
Amount Awarded: $906,411.00
Grant Period: 05/15/2018 - 04/30/2021 (estimated), last amended 02/14/2019

CAREER: Making Type Error Debugging Work
Principal Investigator: Sheng Chen (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1750886
Amount Awarded: $242,421.00
Grant Period: 02/01/2018 - 01/31/2023 (estimated), last amended 02/11/2019

REU Site: Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Watershed Science and Education
Principal Investigator: Katie Costigan (biology) Co-PIs: Beth Stauffer (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1659853
Amount Awarded: $287,986.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (estimated), last amended 06/16/2017

Collaborative Research : The Influence of Mangrove Invasion and Rising Temperatures on Belowground Processes in Coastal Ecosystems
Principal Investigator: Mark Hester (biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1655860
Amount Awarded: $341,469.00
Grant Period: 08/01/2017 - 07/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 07/17/2017

III: Small: Integrating Casual Discovery and Feature Selection with Streaming Features
Principal Investigator: Xindong Wu (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1652107
Amount Awarded: $497,864.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2016 - 05/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 08/23/2016

I/UCRC Phase II Renewal: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI)
Principal Investigator: Vijay Raghavan (CACS) Co-PIs: Xindong Wu (CACS), Christoph Borst (CACS), Raju Gottumukkala, Jian Chen (CACS), Mehmet Tozal (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1650551
Amount Awarded: $406,996.00
Grant Period: 03/01/2017 - 02/28/2022 (estimated), last amended 04/12/2019

Collaborative Research: Quantifying Human Forcing of Legacy Sediment and Metal Contamination Dynamics on the Yunnan Plateau of Southwestern China
Principal Investigator: Aubrey Hillman (geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1648634
Amount Awarded: $164,338.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (estimated), last amended 06/22/2017

Development of new high-resolution pCO2 records for quantifying Earth system climate sensitivity
Principal Investigator: Brian Schubert (geosciences) Co-PIs: Ying Cui
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1603051
Amount Awarded: $347,945.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (estimated), last amended 03/15/2019

SusChEM: Studies on Catalytic Asymmetric C-H Amination of Alkenes
Principal Investigator: Radhey Srivastava (chemistry) Co-PIs: Siva Murru
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1566561
Amount Awarded: $375,000.00
Grant Period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (estimated), last amended 08/18/2017

CSR: Small: Collaborative Research: Comprehensive Algorithmic Resilience (CAR) for Big Data Analytics
Principal Investigator: Nian-Feng Tzeng (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1527051
Amount Awarded: $265,999.00
Grant Period: 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2019 (estimated), last amended 06/21/2017

NeTS: Small: Distributed In-network Data Storage and Retrieval in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks
Principal Investigator: Miao Jin (CACS) Co-PIs: Hongyi Wu
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1320931
Amount Awarded: $372,513.00
Grant Period: 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2019 (estimated), last amended 09/15/2018

Strengthening Teacher Education through Mathematics & Science Teaching Scholars in Louisiana
Principal Investigator: Peter Sheppard (education) Co-PIs: Patricia Beaulieu (math), Kathleen Lopez (math), Pegge Alciatore (biology), Nathan Dolenc
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1439900
Amount Awarded: $1,193,309.00
Grant Period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 05/02/2017

Microbiological Applications for the Control of Preserved Food Production
Principal Investigator: Andrei Chistoserdov (Biology)
Sponsor: McInhenny Company
Amount Awarded: $50,000

Deep-Pelagic Plankton Communities of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Tropic Ecology, Assemblage Dynamics, and Connectivity with the Upper Ocean
Principal Investigator: Frank Hernandez (University of Southern Mississippi); Co-Principal Investigator: Kelly Robinson (Biology)
Sponsor: BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP-VI - Individual and Small Team Grants (Years 8-10, January 2018).
Amount Awarded: $900,821 (total), $264,413 (Kelly Robinson - UL Lafayette)
Grant Period: 1/01/2018 - 12/31/2019

Recruitment of Superior PhD Students in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology for 201
Principal Investigator: Paul Klerks (Biology) Co-PI: Brad Moon (Biology)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $120,000
Grant Period: 06/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (Estimated)

Spatial Eco-epidemiology of Tick-Borne Rickettsial Pathogens
Principal Investigator: Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University); Co-Principal Investigator: Scott Duke-Sylvester (Biology)
Sponsor: NIH: National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases Project number: 1R01AI136035-01.
Amount Awarded: $2,455,904 (total), $248,000 (Scott Duke-Sylvester - UL Lafayette)
Grant Period: 8/18/2017 - 7/31/2022

Assessment of nutritional value and growth parameters of space-grown plants
Principal Investigator: Karl Hasenstein (Biology)
Sponsor: NASA
Amount Awarded: $573,000
Grant Period: 06/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (Estimated)

Secondhand Cigarette Smoke Promotes Virulence in Upper Airway Bacteria
Principal Investigator: Ritwij Kulkarni (Biology)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $172,244
Grant Period: 06/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (Estimated)

Development of Drones Techniques to Assess Restoration Success
Principal Investigator: James Nelson (Biology)
Sponsor: Louisiana Seagrant
Amount Awarded: $124,000
Grant Period: 09/01/2017 - 9/30/2019 (Estimated)

Assessment of coastal island restoration practices for the creation of brown pelican nesting habitat
Principal Investigators: Paul Leberg (Biology), Jordan Karubian (Tulane)
Sponsor: Louisiana RESTORE Act Center of Excellence
Award Amount: $299,733
Grant Period: 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2019 (Estimated)

An evaluation of faulting in Holocene Mississippi River Delta strata through the merger of deep 3D and 2D seismic data with near surface imaging and measurement
Principal Investigator: Mark Kulp (University of New Orleans) Co-PIs: Rui Zhang (geosciences) and others
Sponsor: Louisiana RESTORE Act Center of Excellence
Award Amount: $349,174
Grant Period: 6/22/2017 - 6/22/2019 (Estimated)

Recruiting Superior PhD Students in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology for 2014
Principal Investigator: Paul Klerks (Biology)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $112,000
Grant Period: 06/01/2014 - 06/30/2019