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Initiatives in Digital Technology: 2005–06 Funded Proposals

The Digital Technology Center is pleased to announce that nine proposals were funded as part of its FYX Digital Technology Initiative Program — call for proposals. The list of funded proposals, including the PIs, and co-investigators is available below.

This year forty-two proposals were received, of which nine involved serious industrial collaborations. Of the forty-two proposals, nine were funded totaling $220,000. Of the eight proposals that were funded for more than $24,000, four of the proposals were for projects involving direct and substantive industrial collaborations.

Investigators Title

Victor H. Barocas
Biomedical Engineering

Jeffrey Jay Derby
Chemical engineering and Materials Science

Jennifer A. Maynard
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Caroline M. Wilmot
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics

Paul W. Todd
SHOT, Inc.

Computer-Aided Protein Crystallization Design: X-ray crystallography is the tool of choice for structural analysis of biomacromolecules, especially proteins. more

Peter B. Bitterman

Danhua Fan
Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

Yunsha He
Computer Science

Relational Database for Experimental Mouse Management: The mouse is a widely used mammalian model organism in biomedical research. more

Yang Da
Animal Science

Computer tools for gene and QTL mapping analysis: Data analysis is a critical step to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting health and production traits in agricultural species. more

Lynda B.M. Ellis
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Lawrence P. Wackett
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Philip Judson

Joanna Jaworska
Proctor & Gamble, Brussels

Reasoning to Predict Fate of Chemicals in the Environment: The fate of chemicals in the environment is very important to society. more

Ellen K. Longmire
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Ivan Marusic
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Nikos Papanikolopoulos
Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Vision Methods for Understanding Turbulent Flows: The proposed cross-disciplinary research unites experts in experimental fluid mechanics and computer vision to tackle the problem of understanding the eddy structure of turbulent flows. more

R. Rajamani
Mechanical Engineering

William Robbins
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wireless Sensors and Estimation Algorithms for Interface Pressure Measurement in Clinical Plaster Cast Applications: Compartment Syndrome is a very serious complication that occurs in a cast due to swelling and can cause ischemia, necrosis and serious nerve injuries. more

John Riedl
Computer Science and Engineering

Joseph A. Konstan
Computer Science and Engineering

Exploring Temporal Collaborative Filtering to Support Behavior Change: Collaborative filtering has proven effective in helping connect people to information, products, and services they find valuable. more

Shashi Shekhar
Computer Science and Engineering

Gordon E. Legge

Loren Terveen
Computer Science and Engineering

Indoor Navigation Aids for Visually Impaired People: Developing Cognitive and Computational Foundations: Full participation in modern society requires mobility. more

Nevin Dale Young
Plant Pathology

Elizabeth Shoop
Math & Computer Science

Steve Cannon
Plant Pathology

Client-server tools for combining biological ontologies, genome sequence comparisons, and evolutionary data: Hundreds of genomes have been sequenced in the last ten years. more

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