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Quarterly Research Report: July 1 – December 31, 2015

FY16 2nd Quarterly Research Report

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In the second quarter of FY 2016, there were several advances in the university’s research enterprise that I am pleased to tell you about.

Some major awards over the past year worth mentioning are: a $2.5 Million award from Siemens for a Scintillation Materials Research Center, a $1.67 Million award from DOE-ORNL-UT-Battelle to further the work of the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, and a $1.15 Million award from Honeywell for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Some of our other “wins” are detailed in the report.
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Nobles Promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Robert NoblesRobert Nobles has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for research in the Office of Research and Engagement.

Nobles has served as the assistant vice chancellor for research since January 2014. He heads the Office of Research Integrity within ORE and also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Feb. 5

NSF Opportunities

Algorithms in the Field (AitF) NSF 16-515

This program encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: (i) theoretical computer science researchers, who focus on the design and analysis of provably efficient and provably accurate algorithms for various computational models; and (ii) other computing and information researchers including a combination of systems and domain experts (very broadly construed – including but not limited to researchers in computer architecture, programming languages and systems, computer networks, cyber-physical systems, cyber-human systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence and its applications, database and data analytics, etc.) who focus on the particular design constraints of applications and/or computing devices.

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