Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

CSE News Story

ITR Awards

I'd like to congratulate many of our faculty for their recent success in the NSF/ITR awards. Within CSE alone we had the following awards:

More than $500K category:

1) E-COMMERCE TO RECEIVE $2.7 MILLION NSF AWARD TO SUPPORT PhD PROGRAM. The University of Michigan has been awarded a five-year $2.7 million NSF grant to support a cross-disciplinary doctoral program in the social and technological aspects of E-commerce. Co-developed with an inter-disciplinary group from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Information, and the Business School, the award STIET (Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions) will provide NSF funding for fellowships during the first two years of graduate study involving 65 doctoral students from these inter-disciplinary units. In addition, the grant will support STIET core courses, electives and a weekly research seminar. The UM units will work with industry partners including IBM and Microsoft in implementing the program. The primary investigator for STIET is Professor Jeff MacKie-Mason from the School of Information. Co-investigators for the program are Professor Michael Wellman from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Professor Michael D. Gordon from Business Administration.

2) ITR: Exploiting Style as Retrieval and Classification Mechanism PI: William Birmingham Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor Est. Award Amt: $1,778,255 Duration: 36mos. State: MI

3) ITR: Learning-Centered Design Methodology: Meeting the Nation's Need for Computational Tools for K-12 Science Education (Engineering Scaffolded Work Environments) PI: Elliot Soloway Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor Est. Award Amt: $2,999,998 Duration: 36mos. State: MI

4) ITR: Personal Robotic Assistants for the Elderly Major Contributor: Martha Pollack Institution: University of Pittsburgh Duration: 48 months

Less than $500K category:

1) 0082851 ITR: A Mobile Component Framework for Building Adaptive Distributed Applications PI: Atul Prakash Institution: University of Michigan Est. Award Amt: $451,204 Duration: 36mos. State: MI

2) 0082876 ITR: Adaptive Information Processing through Precomputation PI: Marios Papaefthymiou Institution: University of Michigan Est. Award Amt: $494,958 Duration: 36mos. State: MI

3) 0082884 ITR: Information Fusion Across Multiple Text Sources: A Common Theory PI: Dragomir Radev Institution: University of Michigan Est. Award Amt: $363,180 Duration: 36mos. State: MI