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Summary of Selected Current & Recent Grants


Kathi Fisler, Collaborative Research: Compositional Verification of Software Product Lines as Open Systems, NSF, $134,000 for two years, starting in 2003.

Michael Gennert, "Patient Motion Detection and Compensation in SPECT", subcontract to U. Massachusetts Medical School under an NIH grant. $787,104 over 5 years, starting in 2003.

Fernando Colon Osorio, "SAFE: Secure Architectures and Fault-Resilient Engine - A new approach to the design of Intrusion Detection & Countermeasure Systems", Awarded by Acumen Consulting Group, Inc., $10,542, Summer 2003

George Heineman & Elke Rundensteiner, "On-line Stream Monitoring Systems: Untethered Healthcare, Intrusion Detection, and Beyond". WPI RDC grant. $8,900, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

Craig Wills, "An Adaptive Approach to Cluster-to-Cluster Network Flows", WPI RDC grant. $3,000, Summer '03

Emmanuel Agu, "Mobile Adaptive Graphics Framework (MADGRAF)", WPI RDC grant. $3,000, Summer '03

Neil Heffernan, "Programming by Demonstration for Intelligent Tutoring Systems", WPI RDC grant. $4,500, Summer 2003.

Neil Heffernan, "Warrior Tutoring", Phase one, US Army STTR grant. $100,000 over 6 months.

Neil Heffernan, "Affordable Cognitive Modeling Authoring Tools using HCI Methods", Office of Naval Research. Three year grant beginning in 2003. $203,304 over three years.

Matt Ward & Elke Rundensteiner, "Order, Spacing, and Clustering in Visual Exploration of Large Scale Data", NSA supplement to NSF grant, $220,000, 2002-03.

Neil Heffernan, "Cognitive Tutor Tools for Advanced Instructional Strategies", Co-PI with Ken Koedinger and Vincent Aleven. Office of Naval Research. April 1st - Sept, 30th 2002. $200,000.

Neil Heffernan, "A comparison of student learning under multiple conditions: classroom instruction, one-on-one human tutoring, and different types of computer tutoring". National Academy of Education & Spencer Foundation. $50,000. 2002-2004.

Kathi Fisler, "A Computational Infrastructure for Timing Diagrams in Computer-Aided Verification", NSF CAREER award, $370,000, for 5 years.

Matt Ward & Elke Rundensteiner, "Order, Spacing, and Clustering in Visual Exploration of Large Scale Data", NSF, $430,000, 9/2001 - 9/2004.

Kathi Fisler, "Computing Education for Every Student in Secondary Schools", NSF, $46,568

Carolina Ruiz, "A Data Mining Approach to the Analysis of Sleep Data", WPI RDC grant. $13,770, July 2002 - June 2003.

Carolina Ruiz & William R. Michalson, "Norfolk County Sheriff's Office Database Development", Norfolk County Sheriff's Office. $14,866, February to July, 2002.

Mark Claypool & Robert Kinicki, "Computer Science Congestion Control for Multimedia and the Web on the Internet", WPI RDC, $8,136

Isabel Cruz, "Multi-level Tailorable Visualizations for Decision Support in a Distributed Information Environment", National Imagery and Mapping Agency, $113,718.

Elke Rundensteiner, "Object-oriented Database Tools for Supporting Complex Evolutionary Software Systems", NSF, $6,000 + $37,500

Isabel Cruz, "Visual Query Languages for Database Systems", NSF, $8,076

George Heineman, "Coping with Complexity: A Standards-based Kinesthetic Approach to Monitoring Non-standard Component-based Systems", sub-contract with Columbia University, $72,200.

Elke Rundensteiner, "Data Warehouse Maintenance Over Dynamic Distributed Information Sources", NSF, 2000-2004, $225,000.

Michael Ciaraldi and Glynis Hamel, "An Engineering Approach to Designing Service Courses", WPI Educational Development Council, $5,000, May 2000 - May 2001.

Craig Wills, "Exploiting Object Relationships for More Deterministic Management of Distributed Objects", National Science Foundation, Operating Systems and Compilers Program of the CCR Division in the CISE Directorate, $66,141, Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2001.

Mark Claypool, with Co-PIs: Craig Wills, David Finkel, "Teaching Systems Courses with an Open Source Laboratory" (The Fossil Lab), NSF, Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI), $159,212, June 1, 2000 - May 31, 2003.

Sergio Alvarez, Julia Krushkal, Carolina Ruiz, Elizabeth Ryder, & Mark Stevens, "Computational Algorithms for Analysis of Genomic Data", WPI RDC grant. $19,000, Summer 2000.

David Brown, Travel Grants for Students attending the AID'00 Conference, NSF, Knowledge and Cognitive Systems, $10,000, June 2000.

Gabor Sarkozy, The Regularity Lemma and the Blow-up Lemma, National Security Agency, $12,938, 12/17/99 - 12/16/00.

Matthew Ward, Elke Rundensteiner, Isabel Cruz, NSF CISE Research Instrumentation: Large-Scale Data Visualization and Management, $100,000 (including $32,000 matching funds from WPI), for equipment, Jan 1, 1998 - Dec 31, 1999.

Matthew Ward and Elke Rundensteiner, ``Hierarchical Visualization Techniques for Data Mining'', NSF, Information and Data Management, June 1998 - May 2001, $321,651.

Mark Claypool and David Finkel, ``Application Performance Studies'', BMC, Inc., August 1998 - May 1999, $98,000.

George Heineman, NSF Early Career Award (CAREER), ``A Model for Designing Adaptable Software Components'', $105,000, from April 1998.

Isabel Cruz, NSF Early Career Award (CAREER), ``Visual Query Languages for Database Systems'', June 1996 - May 2000.

Elke Rundensteiner, NSF National Young Investigator Award, 1994 - 1999.

Carolina Ruiz, Travel grant to cover travel expenses for a female graduate student, Computing Research Association (CRA) Conference Experiences for Women Program, $1,000, 1998.

David Finkel and Robert Kinicki, "Key Aspects of Transaction Processing (Extension)", Stratus Computer, Inc., June 1997 - May 1998, $98,164.

Craig Wills (PI), David Finkel, Goerge Heineman, Robert Kinicki, and Matt Ward (with David Brown), ``The Webware, Interfaces, and Networking Experimental Laboratory'', NSF ILI Grant, July 1997 - June 1998, $44,256.

Karen Lemone, ``Retargetable Course Genereation: Use and Reuse of Web Course Materials'', Davis Foundation Grant, July 1997 - June 1998, $12,000.

Elke Rundensteiner, CRA Distributed Mentor grant, funded by NSF, summer support for a female undergraduate, Summer 1997, $5,000.

Elke Rundensteiner, ``Active Electronic Catalogs'', IBM Research Partnership Award, Sep. 1997 - Aug. 1998, $20,000.

Matt Ward, ``Visualization Tools for Data Mining'', Silicon Graphics, Inc., 1997, $25,000.

David Finkel and Robert E. Kinicki, ``Key Aspects of Transaction Processing'', Stratus Computer, Inc., June 1996 - August 1997, $90,325.

Craig Wills, ``Application of Peer Learning to the Introductory Computer Science Curriculum'', NSF Grant, June 1996 - May 1998, $56,521.

J. Barnett (FPE) and Matt Ward, ``Real-Time Fire Prediction using Simulation Databases'', NSF Grant, Jan. 1997 - Dec. 1998, $151,343.

David Brown and Craig Wills, ``Continuation of TENNIS Project: Computer Network Ease of Service Evaluation'', Digital Equipment Corporation, $83,770. Jan. 1995 - Dec. 1995.

David Brown, Craig Wills, David Finkel, Nabil Hachem, Robert Kinicki and Matt Ward, ``The Enhancement of Digital's Technology Exchange Program'', Digital Equipment Corporation, $88,960. June 1995 - May 1996.

David Brown, ``Extension of Tennis Project Grant for Alpha Workstation'', Digital Equipment Corporation, October 1995.

David Brown, NSF REU proposal for Undergraduate Research Experience, NSF, $5,000. December 1995.

Matt Ward, ``Visualization Data Explorer'', IBM, $205,000.

Matt Ward, J. Barnett (CE) and R. Fitzgerald (CE), ``Coast Guard L-Curve and Barrier Evaluation Computer Program'', U.S. Coast Guard, $207,265.


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