Externally Funded Projects

Note:  These are a select subset of current projects in the Department. 

Listed chronologically starting with most recent.

 


HDR Institute: HARP- Harnessing Data and Model Revolution in the Polar Regions

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Maryam Rahnemoonfar   Co-PIs: Jan Lenaerts, Jianwu Wang, Shashi Shekhar, Mathieu Morlighem

 


Accessible Routing using Crowd-Sensed Surface Classification for Wheelchair Users

Source:  National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

PI: Md Osman Gani

 


Improving AI Algorithms to Evaluate Damage from Natural Disasters

Source:  UMBC Strategic Awards for Research Transitions (START)

PI: Maryam Rahnemoonfar

 


Center for Real-time Distributed Sensing and Autonomy

Source:  U.S. Army Research Laboratory

PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay  CO-PI: Nirmalya Roy

CO-Is from IS: Sanjay Purushotham, Maryam Rahnemoonfar, and Jianwu Wang

CO-Is from CSEE: Anupam Joshi, Tinoosh Mohsenin, Dmitri Perkins, and Ting Zhu

 


REU Site: Online Interdisciplinary Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Jianwu Wang  Co-PIs: Matthias K. Gobbert

 


UMBC-UMB Grant Recipients Collaborate to Research Stress Among Care Workers

Source: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Institute for Clinical & Translational Research

PI: Karen Chen


CAREER: Fair Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Humans: Removing the Barriers to Deployment of Fair AI Technologies

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: James Foulds

 


REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Smart Computing and Communications

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Nirmalya Roy

 


Understanding the Role of Informal STEM Educators in Creating Maker-based and Community-Centered Technology and Computer Science Learning Hubs for Urban Youth

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Foad Hamidi

 


Telemedicine at Scale: Expanding the Healthcare Workforce and Healthcare Access

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Helena Mentis        Co-PIs: Anita Komlodi, Andrea Kleinsmith and Christine Yee

 


Collaborative: Enabling Regulatory Compliance for Software Engineering

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Aaron Massey        Co-PIs: Carolyn Seaman, Sreedevi Sampath

 


Deep Learning Models for Early Screening of COVID-19 using CT Images

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay

 


Responding to COVID-19 using High-speed Mesh Wireless Community Internet

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Foad Hamidi

 


Influences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak on Racial Discrimination, Identity Development and Socialization

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Co-PI: Shimei Pan

 


CAREER: Big Data Climate Causality Analytics

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Jianwu Wang

 


Novel Data-Driven Methods to Analyze Heterogeneous Healthcare Data

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Sanjay Purushotham

 


 

Rapid response and recovery after a hurricane Using AI

Source: Microsoft

PI: Maryam Rahnemoonfar

 

 


MITIGATE: A System for Privacy Management Using Condensation-Based Differential Privacy

Source: TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corporation)

PI: Zhiyuan Chen      Co-PI: George Karabatis

 


Collaborative Research: Creating and Integrating Data Science Corps to Improve the Quality of Life in Urban Areas

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay       Co-PIs: Sanjay Purushotham

 


UC Berkeley: Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Vandana Janeja

 


Fairness for the Allocation of Healthcare Resources

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: James Foulds    Co-PIs: Shimei Pan, Ian Stockwell

 


 

A Little Uncertainty is Good for Everyone: Bayesian Models for Fairness, and Fairness for Bayesian Models

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: James Foulds

 


Implementation and Evaluation of the Data Quality Toolkit (DQT)

Source:  Maryland Department of Health

PI: Gunes Koru

 


A Peer-led Team Learning Framework for Ethics in Computing

Source:  Mozilla Foundation

PI: Helena Mentis       Co-PIs: Carolyn Seaman, Anupam Joshi, CSEE, and Maria Sanchez

 


Ethical Considerations in Data Science Curricula

Source: Hrabowski Fund- UMBC Innovation Fellow

PI: Vandana Janeja

 


iConference 2019 Doctoral Colloquium

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Anita Komlodi

 


University Mobility Challenge: Designing Wayfinding Technologies that Blind and Older Individuals Can Trust

Source:  Toyota

PI: Ravi Kuber

 


Automated Legal Document Analytics (ALDA)

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)/Department of Defense (DoD) via CARTA

PI: Karuna Pande Joshi

Watch a video about this project. 

 


 

Stress Reflection Systems in Medical Team Training

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Andrea Kleinsmith, Co-PI: Helena Mentis, Jennifer Jenkins-Levy

 


Intelligent Solutions for Navigating Big Data from the Arctic and Antarctic

Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Maryam Rahnemoonfar

 


Optically Networked Semiconductor Spin

Source:  Office of Naval Research (ONR)

PI: Nirmalya Roy

 


Attribute Based Encryption (ABE) Approaches to Manage Cloud Data Access

Source:  Office of Naval Research (ONR)

PI: Karuna Pande Joshi

 


Secure and Flexible Information Sharing in Coalition Environments

Source:  Office of Naval Research (ONR)

PI: Zhiyuan Chen

 


Secure and Flexible Information Sharing in Coalition Environments

Source:  Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Co-PI: Karuna Pande Joshi

 


CAREER: Scalable and Adaptable Cross-Domain Autonomous Health Assessment

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Nirmalya Roy

 


Efficient and Flexible Aggregation and Distribution of MODIS Atmospheric Products based on Climate Analytics-as-a-Service Framework

Source:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

PI: Jianwu Wang  Co-PI: Zhibo Zhang, Physics

 


 

Combining Model-Based and Data Driven Approaches to Study Climate Change via Amazon SageMaker

Source: AWS Machine Learning Research Awards

PI: Maryam Rahnemoonfar

 


Negotiating Cyber Systems Access for Older Adults with Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Helena Mentis

 


Cross-Training of Researchers in Computing, Applied Mathematics and Atmospheric Sciences using Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Resources

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Jianwu Wang  Co-PIs: Matthias K. Gobbert, Mathematics and Statistics, Zhibo Zhang, Physics, Aryya Gangopadhyay, IS

 


MRI: Acquisition of Cutting-Edge GPU and Phi Nodes for the Interdisciplinary UMBC High Performance Computing Facility

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Meilin Yu, Mechanical Engineering  Co-PIs: Jianwu Wang, IS, Marc Olano, CSEE, Daniel Lobo, Biology

 


Functional and Cognitive Health Assessment of Older Adults with Dementia

Source:  Alzheimer’s Association

PI: Nirmalya Roy  Co-PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay

 


Distributed Data Analytics for Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Flash Floods in Smart City

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Nirmalya Roy  Co-PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay

View a video about the project. 

 


Making Opportunities for Baltimore Inner City Youth in a 3D Print Shop

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Foad Hamidi

 


Collaborative Image Manipulation and Annotation in Surgical Telemedicine

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Helena Mentis

 


Low-cost Continuous Virtual Energy Audits in Cyber-Physical Building Envelope

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Nirmalya Roy   Co-PI: Ryan Robucci and Nilanjan Banerjee

 


Integrating Cybersecurity with Undergraduate IT Programs

Source:  National Science Foundation (NSF)

PI: Aryya Gangopadhyay    Co-PIs: Vandana Janeja, Carolyn Seaman