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2014 Research Grants Competition - Results by Institution

Waterloo
Applicant Name Program Title EG Term Awarded Amount
Amos, Richard
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Coupling of physical and bio-geochemical processes in saturated and unsaturated subsurface systems. 1506 5 $35,000.00
Aziz, Hany
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Exciton-induced Degradation of Interfaces in Organic Optoelectronic Devices 1510 5 $60,000.00
Ban, Dayan D
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
EQPEQ A state-of-the-art terahertz quantum device characterization platform 1510 1 $80,165.00
Barnett-Cowan, Michael
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Multisensory processing during self-motion 1502 5 $34,000.00
Basu, Nandita
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Nutrient Legacies and Time Lags: Understanding Catchment Hydrologic and Biogeochemical Responses in Anthropogenic Landscapes 1506 1 $29,000.00
Batty, Christopher
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Computational models and tools for fluid animation 1507 5 $30,000.00
Bauch, Chris
Department
Applied Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Dynamics of coupled human-environment systems 1503 5 $50,000.00
Blowes, David
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Prediction and Remediation Strategies for Groundwater Contaminated by Dissolved Metals 1506 5 $85,000.00
Bookbinder, James
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Logistics and Transportation in Supply Chains 1509 5 $21,000.00
Boumaiza, Slim S
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
EQPEQ Characterization Test Bench for High Frequency Networks Using Wideband Modulated Stimuli 1510 1 $150,000.00
Boutaba, Raouf
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Automated Cloud Provisioning and Management 1507 5 $62,000.00
Boyle, phelim
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Topics in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science 1508 5 $22,000.00
Budman, Hector
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Robust design of chemical processes with application to bio-manufacturing 1511 5 $35,000.00
Buhr, Peter
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN High-Performance User-Level Threading 1507 5 $19,000.00
Chen, Zhongwei
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Graphene Based Non-Precious Catalysts for Fuel Cells 1511 5 $44,000.00
Chenouri, Shojaeddin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Nonparametric Methods for Analysis of Complex and High Dimensional Data 1508 5 $10,000.00
Cheriyan, Joseph
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Approximation algorithms for NP-hard problems 1507 5 $46,000.00
Chilana, Parmit
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Systems and Methods for Crowdsourcing Domain Expertise 1507 5 $24,000.00
Chou, C. Perry
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Engineer Escherichia coli for 1-propanol production by integrating novel biotechnological and bioprocessing strategies 1511 5 $35,000.00
Collins, Michael
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Development of Solar Assisted Heat Pump Water Heating Systems 1512 5 $22,000.00
Cook, William
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Computational Studies in Discrete Optimization 1509 5 $45,000.00
Croiset, Eric
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Low and intermediate temperature metal supported solid oxide fuel cell operating with practical fuels 1511 5 $35,000.00
Cuddington, Kim
Department
Biology - Biology
RGPIN Environmental variation, organism-environment feedback and managed populations 1503 5 $22,000.00
Cui, Bo
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Advanced nanostructure and device fabrication 1510 1 $29,000.00
Daudjee, Khuzaima
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Scalable and Consistent Management of Large Scale Data 1507 5 $25,000.00
Dietl, Werner
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Sound Help In Eliminating Latent Defects 1507 5 $24,000.00
Dixon, Brian B
Department
Biology
EQPEQ Cell sorter for university facility 1502 1 $150,000.00
Douglas, Peter
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Process Modelling, Optimization, Control and Scheduling of Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Processes 1511 5 $20,000.00
Dubin, Joel
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Extending Methodology for Analyzing Multivariate Longitudinal Data 1508 5 $18,000.00
Duhamel, Jean
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Novel Experiments Based on Time-Resolved Fluorescence to Probe Complex Physical Phenomena in Macromolecules and their Supramolecular Assemblies 1504 5 $54,000.00
Erkorkmaz, Kaan
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Structural Motion Control and Optimal Trajectory Planning for High-Productivity Manufacturing 1512 5 $38,000.00
Evans, Stephen
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Rock slopes and rock avalanches in glacial environments of NW North America 1506 5 $29,000.00
Feng, Xianshe
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Advanced nanostructured composite membranes for gas separations 1511 5 $44,000.00
Foldvari, Marianna
Department
Pharmacy, School of
RGPIN Rational design of soft nanoparticles for non-invasive drug delivery 1511 5 $25,000.00
Forrest, Brian
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Banach Algebras in Abstract Harmonic Analysis 1508 5 $22,000.00
Fukasawa, Ricardo
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Improved methods and applications of Mixed-Integer Programming 1509 5 $21,000.00
Gao, Pu
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Probabilistic Combinatorics and Random Structures 1507 5 $30,000.00
Gauthier, Mario
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Synthesis and physical characterization of arborescent (dendrigraft) polymers 1504 5 $43,000.00
Gerlich, Adrian
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Friction stir welding of dissimilar sheet materials 1511 5 $25,000.00
Ghodsi, Ali
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Larg-Scale Data Analytics: Methodologies and Applications 1507 5 $19,000.00
Gomis, Jaume
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Nonperturbative Quantum Fields and Strings 19 5 $60,000.00
Gong, Guang
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Investigation of New Protection Mechanisms and Protocols for Security and Privacy of Smart Grid 1510 5 $40,000.00
Gorbet, Maud
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN In vitro model of the closed eye environment and material-induced inflammation 1501 5 $39,000.00
Gorecki, Tadeusz
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Advanced Techniques for Organic Analysis 1504 5 $43,000.00
Gu, Frank
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Precision manufacturing of mucoadhesive nanoparticles using an inkjet- printing platform 1511 5 $25,000.00
Guilmette, Carl
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Suture Zones through Earth History 1506 5 $25,000.00
Han, Peisong
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Solving Missing Data Problems Using the Empirical Likelihood Method 1508 5 $12,000.00
Hare, Kevin
Department
Pure Mathematics - Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Problems in Computational Number Theory 1508 5 $14,000.00
Heikkila, John
Department
Biology
RGPIN Small heat shock protein gene expression and function in Xenopus laevis 1501 5 $53,000.00
Hengartner, Urs
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Protecting Privacy with Smartphones 1507 5 $25,000.00
Hill, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Experimental Investigation of Quantum Materials for Fundamental Knowledge and Practical Applications 1505 5 $31,000.00
Hudson, Michael
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN The Distribution and Evolution of Dark and Luminous Matter in the Universe 1505 5 $41,000.00
Ilyas, Ihab
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Cleaning and Analysis of Large Uncertain and Inconsistent Data Sources 1507 5 $76,000.00
Irving, Elizabeth
Department
Optometry, School of
RGPIN Visual function and adaptation across the lifespan 1502 1 $25,000.00
Jahed, Hamid H
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
EQPEQ Equipment for Development of a Novel Integrated Laser-Assisted Cold Deposition System 1512 1 $149,972.00
Jayaram, Sheshakamal SH
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
EQPEQ Insulation Diagnostic Analyzer 1510 1 $55,921.00
Kaplan, Craig
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Content-aware processing of vector images 1507 5 $25,000.00
Karigiannis, Spiro
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Exceptional geometric structures required for string theory and M-theory: moduli spaces and formation of singularities 1508 5 $14,000.00
Karim, Karim Sallaudin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Looking for rainbows in the moonlight 1510 5 $35,000.00
Karttunen, Mikko
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Modelling self-assembly and dynamics of biophysical & soft matter systems 1505 5 $34,000.00
Kohandel, Mohammad
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Multiscale modeling of biological systems: An integrative approach 1501 5 $39,000.00
Lamb, Kevin
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN The predictability/unpredictability of nonlinear internal gravity waves in the ocean: generation, shoaling and dissipation 1506 5 $41,000.00
Law, Jane
Department
Planning, School of
RGPIN Methods for analysis of space-time data: a Bayesian approach 1509 5 $19,000.00
Le Roy, Robert
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Spectra, Dynamics, and Intermolecular Forces in Small Molecules and Clusters 1504 5 $43,000.00
Lee, Joon
Department
School of Public Health and Health Systems
RGPIN Personalized Decision Support Driven by Similarity Metrics 1507 5 $22,000.00
Lhotak, Ondrej
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Interprocedural program analysis for modern object-oriented languages 1507 5 $54,000.00
Li, Bin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Path-dependent measures of risks: drawdowns, occupation times and Parisian times 1508 5 $12,000.00
Li, Yuying
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Effective Computational Optimization in Data Mining and Financial Applications 1507 5 $25,000.00
Lin, Shoufa
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences - Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Structural and tectonic evolution of orogenic belts, with an emphasis on kinematics of shear zones, Archean tectonics and implications for mineralization 1506 5 $41,000.00
Lupascu, Adrian
Department
Physics and Astronomy - Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Superconducting nanodevices: fundamental investigations and application to quantum information and sensitive detection 1505 5 $41,000.00
Lysy, Martin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Statistical Modeling, Inference, and Analysis of Nanoscopic Phenomena 1508 5 $12,000.00
Mansour, Raafat R
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
EQPEQ Precision Impedance Analyzer 1510 1 $70,307.00
Marriott, Paul
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Computational Information Geometry and Model Uncertainty/Neuro-informatics 1508 5 $22,000.00
McConkey, Brendan
Department
Biology
RGPIN Combining high-throughput protein and gene expression analysis for investigation of bacterial-plant interactions 1501 1 $39,000.00
Melek, William
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Configuration Optimization and Advanced Docking Design for Two Classes of Reconfigurable Robotic Systems 1512 5 $22,000.00
Mielke, John
Department
School of Public Health and Health Systems
RGPIN Neurobiological and Metabolic Embedding of Early Life Adversity 1502 5 $25,000.00
Moresoli, Christine
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Development and fundamentals of membrane processes 1511 1 $25,000.00
Mosca, Michele
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Quantum computing and cryptography 1507 5 $62,000.00
Myers, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN New Developments in String Theory 19 5 $70,000.00
Nayak, Ashwin
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Implications of quantum information for computational complexity 1507 5 $38,000.00
Nekkar Rao, Praveen
Department
Pharmacy, School of
RGPIN Investigating protein aggregation with small molecules 1501 5 $39,000.00
Neufeld, Josh
Department
Biology
RGPIN Expanding the frontiers of microbial diversity and function 1501 5 $61,000.00
Neufeld, Josh JD
Department
Biology
EQPEQ Liquid-handling robot for microbial community analysis 1501 1 $87,376.00
Nielsen, Christopher
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Coordinated set stabilization : application to robotic manipulators 1510 5 $24,000.00
Özsu, M. Tamer
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN RDF Data Management 1507 5 $54,000.00
Pagsuyoin, Sheree
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Modeling the Fate and Transport of Antimicrobials in the Environment 1509 5 $22,000.00
Pawliszyn, Janusz
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN High Performance Analysis of Complex Organic Mixtures 1504 5 $84,000.00
Postle, Luke
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Colorings and Flows 1508 5 $12,000.00
Quadrilatero, Joe J
Department
Kinesiology
EQPEQ High Resolution Respirometer 1502 1 $69,903.00
Richter, Bruce
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Ideals of graphs, graph orientations, and crossing numbers of graphs 1508 5 $18,000.00
Risko, Evan
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Basic Mechanisms Underlying Object and Word Identification in Complex Displays: An Embodied Approach 1502 5 $29,000.00
Robinson, Derek
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
RGPIN Advances in Modelling Land Change and Estimating Ecosystem Function Across Ontario 1503 5 $26,000.00
Rosenberg, Catherine
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN A Computer Engineering Approach to the Smart Grid 1510 1 $35,000.00
Rubinstein, Michael
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Explicit methods in number theory 1508 5 $18,000.00
Saini, Simarjeet
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Nanophotonics in low cost applications 1510 5 $29,000.00
Schiff, Sherry
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Towards a unifying model of Dissolved Organic Matter quality for reactivity and fate in arctic, boreal and temperate aquatic systems 1506 5 $59,000.00
Schiff, Sherry L
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
EQPEQ Laser isotope analyzer for Nitrogen cycling studies in human impacted watersheds. 1506 1 $129,194.00
Sciaini, Alberto
Department
Chemistry - Chemistry
RGPIN Femtosecond electron sources for atomically-resolved dynamics and ultrafast high-resolution imaging 1504 5 $35,000.00
Shen, Xuemin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Cost-Effective Vehicular Communication Networking 1510 5 $50,000.00
Shen, Yi
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Characterizing Stationarities Using Distributions of Random Locations 1508 5 $12,000.00
Siegel, David
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Chemical Kinetics 1508 5 $14,000.00
Sivaloganathan, Sivabal
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN The Mathematical Modelling of Various Problems arising in the Biomedical Sciences 1508 5 $33,000.00
Smilek, Daniel
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Exploring the Basic Mechanisms Underlying Sustained Attention, Attention Lapses and Mind Wandering 1502 5 $47,000.00
Smith, Kendrick
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Next generation data analysis for CMB and large-scale structure 1505 5 $28,000.00
Smucker, Mark
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Predictive Modeling of User Performance for Validated Effectiveness Measures of Search Engine Quality 1507 5 $31,000.00
Stone, Micheal
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
RGPIN Quantifying the impacts of contemporary harvesting strategies on sediment and associated nutrient transport dynamics in forested watersheds 1506 5 $29,000.00
Studenikin, Sergei
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Electron spin state manipulation in quantum dot circuits with engineered g-factor for quantum memory and communication applications 1505 5 $29,000.00
Swanson, Heidi
Department
Biology
RGPIN Aquatic Ecology and Contaminant Accumulation in Northern Lakes: Understanding and Predicting Change 1503 5 $26,000.00
Taylor, James
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Understanding the Dark Components of the Universe 1505 5 $35,000.00
Terry, Michael
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Machine Understanding of Software Use Through Text Corpora 1507 5 $25,000.00
Thompson, Russell
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Theory for Nanocellular Polymeric Foams 1511 5 $20,000.00
Tizhoosh, Hamid
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Learning to Register, Segment and Retrieve Medical Images 1510 5 $24,000.00
Tripunitara, Mahesh
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Strengthening the Foundations of Access Control 1507 5 $38,000.00
Wang, Zhou Z
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
EQPEQ Steacie Fellowship RTI - An Infrastructure for Quality-of-Visual-Experience Research 1510 1 $149,993.00
Waslander, Steven
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Navigation without Reliance on GPS 1512 5 $22,000.00
Watrous, John
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Theoretical aspects of quantum information and computation 1507 5 $62,000.00
Wei, Lan
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Low-Dimensional-Material-Based Integrated Systems for Energy Storage, Conversion and Delivery 1510 5 $25,000.00
Wen, John
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Engineered Metastable Intermolecular Composites: Microstructures, Combustion and Applications 1512 5 $38,000.00
White, Katherine KS
Department
Psychology
EQPEQ Advancing research in infant language and cognitive development through eye-tracking 1502 1 $56,951.00
Willard, Ross
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Research in universal algebra and constraint satisfaction 1508 5 $18,000.00
Wu, Lingling
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Tracing redox cycles during microbe-clay interactions using stable iron isotopes 1506 5 $28,000.00
Yeow, Tze-wei
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Development of Micro/Nano Instruments 1512 5 $49,000.00
Yoon, Young Ki
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Simulation-Based Predictive Analysis and Optimization of Multi-Layer 2D Flexible Nanoelectronic Devices 1510 5 $29,000.00
Zhao, Boxin
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Biomimetic Micro/Nano-structured Adhesive Materials with "Smart" Properties 1511 5 $35,000.00