Funded Research

Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Big data approaches for analyzing genomic intervals

Genomic interval data is frequently siloed, making it difficult to do cross-database analysis. In this project, we will develop data models and distributed computing techniques to improve analysis.
Computational Biology; Genomics; Bioinformatics; Data Storage Systems; data science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Effects of perturbation of mRNA export pathways on neuron function

This project will explore the effect of CRISPR/Cas9 mediated mutations in the NXF1 gene on the outgrowth and function of primary hippocampal and cortical neurons in culture systems.
Molecular Biology; Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Compassionate Schools Project Charlottesville

We will partner with Charlottesville City Schools to pilot a mindfulness-based health curriculum, develop and test a protocol to examine student health outcomes, and pursue funding for a larger study.
Public Health; Education; Resilience; Mental Health
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Full-stack Cybersecurity: Integrating Analytics, System Responsiveness, and the Human.

We are proposing novel research that investigates the efficacy of a socio-technical solution comprising user interventions, application analytics, and system responsive capacity.
Business in Society; Computer Sciences; Psychology
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Cement-based Active Additive Manufacturing: A novel meso-scale multi-materials 3D printing technique for future architectural structures

This project will explore innovative approaches for additive manufacturing of cement-based materials, which is considered as the next revolution in construction industry.
Materials Science and Engineering; Structural Engineering; Structural Materials; Computer-Aided Engineering and Design
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Development of a portable microfluidic system for field detection of Chemical Warfare Agents

Organophosphorus compounds (e.g., sarin) exhibit acute toxicity in humans as terrorist chemical warfare agents (CWA). We will develop a field-portable microfluidic system to detect CWA in the field.
Genetics and Genomics; Analytical Chemistry; Biochemistry (Chemistry)
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Designing technology-enhanced learning environments for collaboration

This project explores how the built environment and technology-enhanced educational tools can be integrated to support student-centered, collaborative, and computationally-based learning.
Education
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Automatic Sensing and Characterization of Social Interactions

The objective of this project is to design technology to measure the presence of and quality of social interactions.
Computer Sciences; Psychology; Engineering; data science
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Visualizing glucose metabolism in live tissues to dissect metabolic regulation of immune function

A novel approach to analyze cellular metabolism outside the body, in complex living tissues.
Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering; Cancer Biology; Immunology and Infectious Disease; Analytical Chemistry; Diabetes
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Predicting Functional Deficits after Volumetric Muscle Loss in the Lower Extremity

This project will evaluate patients with Volumetric Muscle loss as a result of injury using multiple methods with the goal of predicting functional deficit resulting from the injury.
Surgery; Biomechanics
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

The Geopolitics of Sustainability and Smart City Construction in US-China Relations

The exploratory project offers a multidisciplinary investigation to unfold the co-construction of technology, national identity, and the multinodal US-China relations in building future smart cities.
Engineering and Society; Political Science; Science and Technology Studies; Urban Studies and Planning; International Relations
Trio Funded
Funded // 2018–2019 Funding Round

Does Your Phone Make You Feel Safer? Mixed Methods Analysis of Technology, Equity, and Perceptions of Safety on Campus

This project examines the efficacy and limitations of digital media solutions in promoting safety and security with respect to gender, race, sexuality, and ability on and around a college campus.
Communication Technology and New Media; Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication; Geographic Information Sciences; Social Psychology; Criminology
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