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Distinguished Professor Sergei Artemov, Graduate Center
NSF, Logical Foundations of Computer Science, $10,000, One-year, Start date: 11/15/2012, End date: 10/31/2013 (Estimated) , PI: Sergei Artemov, co-PIs: Jeffrey Remmel, Anil Nerode
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Professor Spiridon Bakiras, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
NSF, Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, “Providing Authentication and Privacy in Location-based Services", $489,161, Five-year, Start date: 07/01/2010, End date: 06/30/2014 (Estimated)
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Professor Amotz Bar-Noy, Brooklyn College
CTA-ARL (Army Research Lab), "Network Science: Information and Communication Networks", $1,300,000, Five-year, Start date: 10/01/2009
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Professor Peter Brass, City College
NSF, "AF: Small: Strategy Problems for Robots and Sensor Networks",
$299,039, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2010, End date: 07/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Candido Cabo, City College of Technology
NSF, "II-EN: CUNY Computing Research Infrastructure",
$842,499, Three-year, Start date: 04/01/2010, End date: 03/31/2013 (Estimated)
PI: Michael Kress, Co-PI: Candido Cabo
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Associate Professor Soon Chun, College of Staten Island
NSF, " Collaborative Project: Integrating Learning Resources for Information Security Research and Education (iSECURE)",
$$133,333, Three-year, Start date: 09/15/2012, End date: 08/31/2015 (Estimated)
PI: Soon Chun
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Professor Susan L. Epstein, Hunter College
1. NSF, "Integrating Problem-driven and Class-based Learning for Constraint Satisfaction",
$433,335, Four-year, Start date: 09/01/2008, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
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2. NSF, "Collaborative Research: Learning to perform consistently in human/multi-robot teams",
$207,412, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
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3. NSF, "Incremental Wizard Ablation: A Novel WOz Paradigm for Learning, Testing and Evaluating Human-Machine Dialogue using Parameterized Corpora",
$241,685, Five-year, Start date: 10/01/2007, End date: 09/30/2012 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Nelly Fazio, City College
1. US Army Research Laboratory/UK Ministry of Defence (International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Science), "Secure Network-Centric Data Distribution and Processing",
$900,000 (City College's share: $350K), Two-year, Start date: 2013
co-PIs: Nelly Fazio and Rosario Gennaro
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2. NSF, CAREER: Anonymous and Robust Multi-Recipient Communication: Foundations and Applications
$460,000, Five-year, Start date: 02/01/2013, End date: 01/31/2018 (Estimated)
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3. NSF, Trustworthy Computing, "Provable Security from Group Theory and Applications",
$457,290, Three-year, Start date: 08/15/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
PI: Nelly Fazio (CS), co-PIs: Gilbert Baumslag (CS), Vladimir Shpilrain (Math), William E. Skeith (CS)
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4. US Army Research Laboratory/UK Ministry of Defence (International Technology Alliance in Network
and Information Science), "Delegated, Outsourced, and Distributed Computation",
$160,362 (City College Share), Two-year, Start date: 2011
co-PI: Nelly Fazio
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Professor Izidor Gertner, City College

"Time-Frequency Analysis for Detection, Tracking, Discrimination of Threat Objects in a Dense Object Environment",
$299,413, 3.5-year, Start date: 01/28/2008


Professor Nancy Griffeth, Lehman College
1. NSF, Expeditions in Computing Program, “Create revolutionary computational tools",
$10,000,000, Five-year
2. NSF, "S-STEM: Lehman College Mentoring and Scholarship Program",
$598,000, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2014 (Estimated)
PI: Robert R Schneiderman, Co-PI: Nancy Griffeth
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3. NSF, "Collaborative Research: Next-Generation Model Checking and Abstract Interpretation with a Focus on Embedded Control and Systems Biology",
$587,670, Five-year, Start date: 09/01/2009, End date: 08/31/2014 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Feng Gu, College of Staten Island
NSF, "Research Initiation Awards: Spatial-temporal Information Fusion and Real-time Sensor Data Assimilation Using Sequential Monte Carlo Methods",
$160,448, Two-year, Start date: 08/15/2013, End date: 03/31/2015 (Estimated)
PI: Feng Gu
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Professor Olympia Hadjiliadis, Brooklyn College
1. NSF, "Collaborative Research: ATD: Sequential quickest detection and identification of multiple co-dependent epidemic outbreaks",
$278,154, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2012, End date: 08/31/2015 (Estimated)
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2. NSF, The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), “MSC Sequential Classification and Detection via Markov Models in Point Clouds of Urban Scenes",
$391,998, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2009, End date: 08/31/2013 (Estimated)
PI: Ioannis Stamos, Co-PI: Olympia Hadjiliadis
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Distinguished Professor Robert M Haralick, Graduate Center
1. NSF, "Building an inter-disciplinary research community to pro-type computationally-intensive analysis of large scale educational datasets",
$363,336, Two-year, Start date: 09/01/2012
PI: Paul Attewell, Co-PI: Robert M Haralick
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2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Parameter Sets and Propagation of Uncertainty in Global Terrestrial Biosphere Model: Data Mining, Diversity, and Expected Variablility",
$323,360, Three-year, Start Date 08/07/2013


Distinguished Professor Gabor T. Herman, Graduate Center
NSF, “Computational Methods for Inverting the Soft X-Ray Transform”,
$239,992, Three-year, Start date: 07/01/2011, End date: 06/30/2014 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Liang Huang, Queens College
DARPA DEFT Program, “SPARKLER: Scalable Prosodic, Anomaly and Relational Knowledge exploration of Language with Enhanced Robustness,”
$2,000,000, Three-Year, Start date: 2012, End date: 2015
PI: Andrew Rosenberg, Co-PI Heng Ji and Liang Huang


Associate Professor Matt Huenerfauth, Queens College
1. NSF, "HCC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Generating Accurate, Understandable Sign Language Animations Based on Analysis of Human Signing"
$257,072, Three-Year, Start-Date: 07/01/2011, End date: 06/30/2014 (Estimated)
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2. NSF, Career Award, "Learning to Generate American Sign Language Animation through Motion-Capture and Participation of Native ASL Signers"
$581,496 + $36,000 supplemental grants, Five-year, Start date: 06/01/2008, End date: 05/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Heng Ji, Queens College
1. NSF, Eager Award, "Exploring Multimedia Information Networks"
$199,360, One-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2012 (Estimated)
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2. DARPA, “Broad Operational Language Translation”
$192,524 for first year, Five-Year, Start-Date: 2011
3. NSF, Career Award, "Cross-Document Cross-Lingual Event Extraction and Tracking"
$527,134 + $16,250 supplemental funding, Five-year, Start date: 03/01/2010, End date: 02/28/2015 (Estimated)
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4. Army Research, “Information Networks Academic Research Center (INARC) - Foundation, methodologies, algorithms, and implementations for effective, scalable, hierarchical, dynamic and resilient information networks”
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5. DARPA, “Global Autonomous Language Exploitation,”
$91,737, Four-year, Start date: 2009
6. DARPA DEFT Program, “SPARKLER: Scalable Prosodic, Anomaly and Relational Knowledge exploration of Language with Enhanced Robustness,”
$2,000,000, Three-Year, Start date: 2012, End date: 2015
PI: Andrew Rosenberg, Co-PI Heng Ji and Liang Huang


Professor Ping Ji, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
NSF, “TC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Novel Forensic Analysis for Crimes Involving Mobile Systems”
$388,508, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2009, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
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Associate Professor Delaram Kahrobaei, City College of Technology
1. ONR Research Grant, Office of Naval Research, New Approaches to Information Security Based on Group Theory,
$448,962, Three-year, Start date: 2012, End date: 2015
PI: Delaram Kahrobaei, Co-PI: V.Shpilrain
2. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Women's International Research Collaborations (WIRC) for MSI
$20,000 through a grant by NSF, One-Year, Start-Date: 2012
3. NSF, Collaborative Project: Building Cybersecurity Capacity by Means of a National High School Digital Forensics Challenge
$99,012, Two-year, Start date: 09/15/2011, End date: 08/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Professor Russell Miller, Queens College
NSF, Division of Mathematical Sciences, “Computability Theory, Facing Outwards”
$107,198, Three-year, Start date: 06/01/2010, End date: 05/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Assistant Professor Saad Mneimneh, Hunter College
NSF, Eager Award, "CCF-AF: Combinatorial and Probabilistic Aspects of Biological Problems",
$200,000, Two-year, Start date: 09/01/2010, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Saad Mneimneh, Co-PI: Felisa Vazquez-Abad
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Distinguished Professor Victor Pan, Lehman College
NSF, "AF: Novel Methods for Fundamental Matrix and Polynomial Computations,"
$350,000, Three-year, Start date: 07/15/2011, End date: 06/30/2014 (Estimated)
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Distinguished Professor Rohit Parikh, Brooklyn College
1. CUNY 2013 Round 20 CIRG, Game Theory, Language and Communication,
$28,820, One-year, Start date: 2013, End date: 2014 (Estimated)
Joint with Stephen Neale of Philosophy


Professor Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College
1. NSF, "RI: Small: Collaborative Research: Learning to perform consistently in human/multi-robot teams"
$298,539, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
PI: Elizabeth Sklar, Co-PI: Simon Parsons
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2. NSF, "TC: Small: Collaborative Research: An Argumentation-based Framework for Security Management"
$249,596, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
with Karl N. Levitt (University of California-Davis), Jeffrey Rowe (University of California-Davis) and Elizabeth Sklar (Brooklyn College)
PI: Simon Parsons, Co-PI: Elizabeth Sklar
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3. NSF, "REU Site: MetroBotics: undergraduate robot research at an urban public college"
$345,000, Three-year, Start date: 07/01/2009, End date: 06/30/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Elizabeth Sklar, Co-PI: Simon Parsons
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4. CTA-ARL (Army Research Lab), "Network Science",
$153,798, Three-year, Start date: 10/01/2009, End date: 09/30/2012
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Assistant Professor Andrew Rosenberg, Queens College
1. AFOSR, "Identifying Deceptive Speech Across Cultures"
$427,174, 4.5 years, Start date: 2011
2. DARPA DEFT Program, “SPARKLER: Scalable Prosodic, Anomaly and Relational Knowledge exploration of Language with Enhanced Robustness,”
$2,000,000, Three-Year, Start date: 2012, End date: 2015
PI: Andrew Rosenberg, Co-PI Heng Ji and Liang Huang


Associate Professor Elizabeth Sklar, Brooklyn College
1. NSF, "RI: Small: Collaborative Research: Learning to perform consistently in human/multi-robot teams"
$298,539, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
PI: Elizabeth Sklar, Co-PI: Simon Parsons
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2. NSF, "TC: Small: Collaborative Research: An Argumentation-based Framework for Security Management"
$249,596, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2011, End date: 07/31/2014 (Estimated)
with Karl N. Levitt (University of California-Davis), Jeffrey Rowe (University of California-Davis) and Simon Parsons (Brooklyn College)
PI: Simon Parsons, Co-PI: Elizabeth Sklar
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3. NSF, "REU Site: MetroBotics: undergraduate robot research at an urban public college"
$345,000, Three-year, Start date: 07/01/2009, End date: 06/30/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Elizabeth Sklar, Co-PI: Simon Parsons
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4. NSF, "CPATH EAE: Extending Contextualized Computing in Multiple Institutions Using Threads"
$889,580 plus $14,000 supplement in 2010, Four-year, Start date: 10/01/2007, End date: 06/30/2012 (Estimated)
with Charles Isbell (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ju A. Wang (Southern Polytechnic State University), Ashraf Saad (Armstrong Atlantic State University), and Pamila Dembla (Kennesaw State University)
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Associate Professor Katherine St. John, Lehman College
1. NSF, "III: Small: Collaborative Research: Shape differences in the Biological Sciences",
$70,017, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Eric Delson, Co-PI: Katherine St. John, collaborative research with Nina Amenta (UC Davis)
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2. NSF, "S-STEM: Lehman College Mentoring and Scholarship Program",
$598,000, Four-year, Start date: 09/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2014 (Estimated)
PI: Robert Schneiderman, Co-PI: Katherine St. John
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3. NSF, "Mathematical Challenges in Phylogenetic Landscapes",
$221,150, Three-year, Start date: 09/15/2009, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Katherine St. John
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Professor Ioannis Stamos, Hunter College
1. NSF, Robust Intelligence, “RI: Small: Modeling Cities by Integrating 3D and 2D Data",
$474,963, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2009, End date: 08/31/2013 (Estimated)
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2. NSF, The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), “MSC Sequential Classification and Detection via Markov Models in Point Clouds of Urban Scenes",
$391,998, Three-year, Start date: 09/01/2009, End date: 08/31/2013 (Estimated)
PI: Ioannis Stamos, Co-PI: Olympia Hadjiliadis
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Professor Virginia Teller, Hunter College
NIH, “Curricular and Pedagogical Innovations in Quantitative Biology",
$1,293,964, Five-year, Start date: 07/01/2008, End date: 06/30/2013
PI: Professor Weigang Qiu, Co-PI: Adrienne Alaie and Virginia Teller
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Associate Professor Ying-Li Tian, City College
1. NSF, "EFRI-M3C: Mobility Skill Acquisition and Learning through Alternative and Multimodal Perception for Visually Impaired People",
$1,999,659, Four-year, Start date: 09/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2015 (Estimated)
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2. Army Research Office, "Towards Autonomous Miniature Rotorcrafts in Cluttered Environments for Scene Understanding",
$440,408, Four-year, Start date: 10/01/2009, End date: 09/30/2013
PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PI: Ying-Li Tian
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3. NIH, "Camera-based Text Recognition from Complex Backgrounds for the Blind or Visually",
$190,000, Two-year, Start date: September 2010
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4. NSF, "Context based indoor object detection",
$117,671, Three-year, Start date: 09/15/2009, End date: 08/31/2012 (Estimated)
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Professor Paula Whitlock, Brooklyn College
NSF, "II-EN: City University of New York - Computing Research Infrastructure",
$452,410, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2009, End date: 07/31/2012 (Estimated)
PI: Michael E. Kress, Co-PIs:Fred Moshary, Paula A. Whitlock, Robin Bargar and Tobias B. Schaefer
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Associate Professor Jizhong Xiao, City College
1. National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), "Wearable Multimodal Wayfinding Techniques for Blind and Visually Impaired People (Planning Grant)",
$8,000, 1.5 years, Start date: 04/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2012
Co-PIs: Zhigang Zhu, Jizhong Xiao
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2. U.S. Army Research Office, "Towards Autonomous Miniature Rotorcrafts in Cluttered Environments for Scene Understanding",
$440,408, Four-year, Start date: 10/01/2009, End date: 09/30/2013
PI: Jizhong Xiao, Co-PI: Ying-Li Tian
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3. NSF, Career Award, "Advancing Mobile Robots to 3D ",
$436,000, Six-year, Start date: 02/15/2007, End date: 01/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Associate Professor Noson Yanofsky, Brooklyn College
IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence through the Baker Mountain Research Corporation, "Quantum Kan Extensions and their Applications",
$105,279, One-year


Associate Professor Changhe Yuan, Queens College
1. NSF, RI: Small: A New Approach to Influence Diagram Evaluation
$445,000, Three-Year, Start-Date: 09/01/2012, End date: 08/31/2015 (Estimated)
PI: Eric A. Hansen (Mississippi State University)
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2. NSF, Career: Explanation, Decision Making, and Learning in Graphical Models
$480,233, Five-year, Start date: 08/15/2010, End date: 07/31/2015 (Estimated)
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Professor Jianting Zhang, The City College
NSF, " III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Spatial Data and Trajectory Data Management on GPUs;,
$450,000, Four-year, Start date: 08/01/2013, End date: 07/31/2017 (Estimated)
PI: Jianting Zhang (CS), Co-PI: Camille Kamga
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Professor Neng-Fa Zhou, Brooklyn College
NSF, "SHF: Small: An Integrated Parallel Constraint Programming Platform for Combinatorial Search Problems",
$277,065, Three-year, Start date: 08/01/2010, End date: 07/31/2013 (Estimated)
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Professor Zhigang Zhu, The City College
NSF, "Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Award: EFRI-M3C: Mobility Skill Acquisition and Learning through Alternative and Multimodal Perception for Visually Impaired",
$1,999,659, Four-year, Start date: 09/01/2011, End date: 08/31/2015 (Estimated)
PI: Zhigang Zhu (CS), Co-PI: YingLi Tian (EE), Tony Ro (Psychology), Kok-Meng Lee (ME, Georgia Tech), Boris Prilutsky (Physiology, Georgia Tech)
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