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Selected Current Research Grant and Contract Awards

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

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 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)

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)

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
Grant Period: 08/01/2017 - 06/31/2020 (Estimated)

Homotopy Theory: Tools and Applications
Principal Investigator: Vesna Stojanoska (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Co-PIs: Daniel Davis (Math), Charles Rezk (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Mark Johnson (Penn State Altoona)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1719242
Amount Awarded: $45,000
Grant Period: 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (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)

Collaborative Research: Bridging Paleolimnology And Archaeology Through Human Biomarkers In Lake Sediment
Principal Investigator: Aubrey Hillman (Geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1665093
Amount Awarded: $19,324
Grant Period:01/01/2017 - 7/31/2017 (Estimated)

REU Site: Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Watershed Science and Education
Principal Investigators: Katie Costigan (Geosciences), Beth Stauffer (Biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1659853
Amount Awarded: $287,986
Grant Period:06/16/2017 - 6/30/2020 (Estimated)

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
Grant Period: 07/01/2016 - 05/31/2019 (Estimated)

I/UCRC Phase II Renewal: Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI)
Principal Investigators: Vijay Raghavan, Xindong Wu, Jian Chen, Raju Gottumukkala, Christoph Borst (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1650551
Amount Awarded: $99,999
Grant Period: 03/01/2017 - 02/28/2022 (Estimated)

Development of new high-resolution pCO2 records for quantifying Earth system climate sensitivity
Principal Investigators: Brian Schubert (geosciences), Ying Cui (geosciences)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1603051
Amount Awarded: $225,282
Grant Period: 04/28/2016 - 06/30/2019 (Estimated)

SusChEM: Studies on Catalytic Asymmetric C-H Amination of Alkenes
Principal Investigators: Radhey Srivastava, Siva Murru (Chemistry)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1566561
Amount Awarded: $200,000
Grant Period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019 (Estimated)

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: $249,999
Grant Period: 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2018 (Estimated)

NeTS: Small: Large-Scale Opportunistic Data Crowdsourcing and Dissemination in Device-to-Device (D2D) Networks
Principal Investigator: Hongyi Wu (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1528004
Amount Awarded: $385,024
Grant Period: 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2018 (Estimated)

Collaborative Research: ARTS: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy
Principal Investigator: Suzanne Fredericq (Biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1455569
Amount Awarded: $99,345
Grant Period: 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2018 (Estimated)

EAGER: Spectrum Situational Awareness-Understanding the Data
Principal Investigator: Dmitri Perkins (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1454835
Amount Awarded: $180,832
Grant Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017 (Estimated)

EAGER: US IGNITE: Collaborative Exploration in Networked VR Environments, and Application to Remotely-Guided Classroom
Principal Investigator: Christoph Borst (CACS); Co-principal Investigator: Raju Gottumukkala (CBIT/CACS); Co-principal Investigator: Terrence Chambers (Engineering)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1451833
Amount Awarded: $329,763
Grant Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2018 (Estimated)

Investigating Fluid-Rock Interaction During Extensional Continental Tectonics
Principal Investigator: Raphael Gottardi (Geosciences)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $127,633
Grant Period: 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2018

Development of an Algorithm and a Tool for Accurate Comparison of Protein and Chemical 3-D Structures
Principal Investigator: Vijay Raghavan (CACS)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $182,679
Grant Period: 06/01/2015 - 06/30/2018

Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)
Principal Investigator: Natalia Sidorovskaia (Physics); Co-Principal Investigator: Azmy S. Ackleh (Mathematics), George E. Ioup (UNO), Stan A. Kuczaj (USM), David K. Mellinger (OSU), Christopher Tiemann (R2Sonic)
Sponsor: BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP-IV - Consortia Grants (Years 5-7, November 2014).
Amount Awarded: $5,200,000
Grant Period: 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2017

Strengthening Teacher Education through Mathematics & Science Teaching Scholars in Louisiana
Principal Investigator: Peter Sheppard (Education); Co-principal Investigator: Pegge Alciatore (Biology); Co-principal Investigator: Kathleen Lopez (Math); Co-principal Investigator: Patricia Beaulieu (Math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1439900
Amount Awarded: $1,193,309
Grant Period: 09/1/2014 - 08/31/2019 (Estimated)

MRI: Development: A Distributed Visual Analytics Sandbox for High Volume Data Streams
Principal Investigator: Raju Gottumukkala (CACS)Principal Investigator); Co-principal Investigator: Ryan Benton (CBIT/CACS); Co-principal Investigator: Christoph Borst (CACS); Co-principal Investigator: Vijay Raghavan (CACS); Co-principal Investigator: Dmitri Perkins (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1429526
Amount Awarded: $499,998
Grant Period: 08/1/2014 - 07/31/2018 (Estimated)

Cooperative Memory Expansion (COMEX) for Networked Computing Systems via Remote Direct Memory Access
Principal Investigator: Nian-Feng Tzeng (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1423302
Amount Awarded: $460,000
Grant Period: 07/15/2014 - 06/30/2017 (Estimated)

Fast algorithms for large-scale nonlinear algebraic eigenproblems
Principal Investigator: Fei Xue (Math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1419100
Amount Awarded: $180,000
Grant Period: 08/1/2014 - 07/31/2017 (Estimated)

Relating energy, water, and land use footprints to decision making in agricultural systems
Abstract: Project summary
Principal Investigator: David Borrok (Geosciences); Co-principal Investigator: Rafael Hernandez (Chemical Engineering); Co-principal Investigator: David Stevens (Business Administration); Co-principal Investigator: Whitney Broussard III (Institute for Coastal and Water Research)
Sponsor: Supplement to FEW Supplement to NSF Award Number: 1360398
Amount Awarded: $96,645
Grant Period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2017 (Estimated)

A surface water management framework to counterbalance groundwater withdrawals in wetter regions of the U.S.
Principal Investigator: David Borrok (Geosciences); Co-principal Investigator: Emad Habib (Civil Engineering); Co-principal Investigator: JoAnne DeRouen (Sociology and Anthropology); Co-principal Investigator: Durga Poudel (Geosciences); Co-principal Investigator: Whitney Broussard (ICEE)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1360398
Amount Awarded: $483,914
Grant Period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2017 (Estimated)

Not so Fast - Historical biogeography of freshwater fishes in Central America and the Greater Antilles
Principal Investigator: James Albert (Biology)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1354511
Amount Awarded: $274,478
Grant Period: 07/15/2014 - 06/30/2018 (Estimated)

Nonautonomous Structured Population Models with Application to Amphibians and Associated Diseases
Principal Investigator: Azmy Ackleh (Math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1312963
Amount Awarded: $235,000
Grant Period: 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017 (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

Computational Development of the Fast Multipole – Boundary Element Method for Modeling Three Dimensional Geodynamic Problems
Principal Investigator: Gabriele Morra (Physics)
Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $116,020
Grant Period: 06/01/2014 - 06/30/2017

Data Mining/Sharing to Facilitate Spatially Explicit Biological Modeling
Principal Investigator: Brent Yantis (NASA Regional Application Center)
Sponsor: US Geological Survey
Amount Awarded: $96,600
Grant Period: 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2017

Recruitment of Superior Graduate Students in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology for 2013
Principal Investigator: Paul Klerks (Biology); Co-principal Investigator: Paul Leberg (Biology)
Sponsor: Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $448,000
Grant Period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2018

Genetic Engineering of Cotton and Corn for Enhanced Resistance to Aspergillus flavus
Principal Investigator: Caryl Chlan (Biology)
Sponsor: US Dept of Agriculture Project Number: 6435-42000-021-18
Amount Awarded: $5,000
Grant Period: 07/30/2013 - 7/29/2018

Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle (LaM3)
Co-Principal Investigator: Patricia Beaulieu (Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Christina Eubanks Turner (formerly Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Kathleen Lopez (Math)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1240054
Amount Awarded: $1,858,145.00
Grant Period: 09/15/2012 - 08/31/2017

Investigating Efficient Approaches for Processing Cell Based Numerical Modeling Data
Principal Investigator: Suresh Golconda (CACS)
Sponsor: US Geological Survey
Amount Awarded: $50,051
Grant Period: 09/01/2012 - 08/31/2017

Recruitment of Superior Graduate Students in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology for 2012
Principal Investigator: Paul Klerks (Biology); Co-Principal Investigator: Paul Leberg (Biology)
Sponsor: Board of Regents
Amount Awarded: $648,000
Grant Period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2017

CAREER: Theorem, Algorithm, and Applications of Computational Quasiconformal Geometry
Principal Investigator: Miao Jin (CACS)
Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1054996
Award Amount: $419,780.00
Grant Period: 6/01/2011 - 9/30/2017 (Estimated)