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2019 Research Grants Competition - Results by Institution

Waterloo
Applicant Name Program Title EG Term Awarded Amount
Abouee Mehrizi, Hossein
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Inventory Management of Perishable Products in a Supply Chain 1509 5 $36,000.00
Acker, Stacey
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Quantifying knee joint mechanical exposures and tissue response in high knee flexion 1512 5 $27,000.00
Al-Mayah, Adil
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Integration of imaging and mechanics for advanced material characterization and structural repair 1509 5 $31,000.00
Arvanitaki, Asimina
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Particle Physics Beyond Colliders 19 5 $52,000.00
Aziz, Hany
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Investigating the Causes of the Limited Electrical & Photo-Stability of Organic Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Devices Fabricated by Wet-coating 1510 5 $39,000.00
Baaj, Hassan
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RTI Hydraulic Controller and Environmental Chamber for Characterization of Smart Construction Materials and High-Performance Asphalt Concrete Mixes 1609 1 $130,139.00
Bauch, Chris
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Critical phenomena in human-environment systems 1503 5 $55,000.00
Beazely, Michael
Department
Pharmacy, School of
RGPIN Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Transactivation in Neuronal Signalling, Stress, and Survival 1501 5 $32,000.00
Bιliveau, Audrey
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Joint Modeling of Multiple Data Sources 1508 5 $16,000.00
Ben David, Shalev
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN The Nature of Quantum Speedups 1507 5 $28,000.00
Biro, Elliot
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Modelling Crack Behaviour During Formation and Growth of Liquid Metal Embrittlement 1511 5 $28,000.00
Blowes, David
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Integration of Innovative Techniques to Improve Prediction and Remediation of Groundwater Contamination 1506 5 $61,000.00
Bookbinder, James
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Shipment Consolidation and Synchronization of Inbound-Outbound Supply Chain Flows 1509 5 $26,000.00
Boumaiza, Slim
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RTI Real-Time Baseband Signal Processing and Reconfigurable Computing Development Platform 1610 1 $141,755.00
Boutaba, Raouf
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Orchestration and Management of Softwarized Networks 1507 5 $89,000.00
Brown, Trevor
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Techniques for Coping with Increasingly Non-uniform Memory Architectures 1507 5 $39,000.00
Budman, Hector
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Generalization of Dynamic Metabolic Flux Models and their Application for Economic Optimization of Bioprocesses 1511 5 $33,000.00
Cao, Dongpu
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Transfer-learning-enabled driver behavior model adaptation towards cognitive autonomous driving 1512 5 $30,000.00
Carrasquilla Alvarez, Juan
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Cross-fertilizing machine learning and synthetic quantum systems 1505 5 $29,000.00
Charbonneau, Benoit
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Gauge theoretic moduli spaces 1508 5 $21,000.00
Chen, Zhongwei
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Advanced Three-Dimensional Non-Precious Metal Catalysts with Tunable Active Sites for Fuel Cells 1511 5 $46,000.00
Chenouri, Shojaeddin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Robust and nonparametric methods for complex data objects 1508 5 $20,000.00
Cheriyan, Joseph
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Approximation Algorithms for NP-Hard Problems 1507 5 $48,000.00
Chou, C. Perry
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Integration of strain engineering with bioprocess engineering strategies to enhance biobased production of value-added chemicals 1511 5 $33,000.00
Collins, Michael
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Advanced Solar Domestic Water Heating Systems 1512 5 $27,000.00
Cotton, Cecilia
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Methods for causal analysis of longitudinal data 1508 5 $18,000.00
Croiset, Eric
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Development of carbon resistant Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOEC) for CO2 utilization 1511 5 $28,000.00
Danckert, James
Department
Psychology
RTI Measuring the psychophysical and EEG signature of boredom. 1602 1 $40,763.00
Daudjee, Khuzaima
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Adaptive Data Systems 1507 5 $48,000.00
Dautenhahn, Kerstin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Biologically Inspired Robotics: Intelligent Systems for Trustworthy Human-Robot Co-learning and Adaptation 1507 5 $48,000.00
De Sterck, Hans
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Advances in Scalable Iterative Solvers: Multilevel, Nonlinearly Preconditioned, and Parallel-in-Time 1507 5 $48,000.00
Delcourt, Michelle
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Problems in Randomized Algorithms, Random Graphs, and Computational Geometry 1507 5 $33,000.00
Devries-Aboud, Michaela
Department
Kinesiology
RTI Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader 1602 1 $148,751.00
Dominelli, Paolo
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Utilizing the oxygen cascade to understand the biology of exercise 1502 5 $28,000.00
Doxey, Andrew
Department
Biology
RGPIN Detecting functional novelty in microbial genomes: discovery and characterization of new metalloprotease and toxin families 1501 5 $50,000.00
Dubin, Joel
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Methods for predictive models with longitudinal data 1508 1 $18,000.00
Duhamel, Jean
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Probing Macromolecules at the Molecular Level by Pyrene Excimer Fluorescence 1504 5 $48,000.00
Duncan, Robin
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN A new enzyme in cardiolipin synthesis 1501 5 $50,000.00
East, William
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Uncovering the dynamics of black holes and neutron stars for gravitational wave and multimessenger astronomy 1505 5 $33,000.00
Erkorkmaz, Kaan
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Bringing Industry 4.0 manufacturing to life: Digital shadows, optimized trajectories, structural controls, and advanced mechatronics 1512 5 $55,000.00
Evans, Stephen
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN The field behavior of catastrophic mass flows; hazard assessment and geomorphic impact 1506 5 $25,000.00
Feng, Xianshe
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Nanocomposite membranes functionalized with facilitated transport and molecular sieving for challenging gas separations 1511 5 $55,000.00
Fountoulakis, Kimon
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Numerical Optimization, Formulations and Algorithms, for Machine Learning 1507 5 $33,000.00
Gaiotto, Davide
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Investigations in Quantum Field Theory 19 5 $77,000.00
Gao, Pu
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Random structures from large networks and systems 1507 5 $33,000.00
Gerlich, Adrian
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Hybrid welding methods for advanced materials 1511 5 $46,000.00
Ghodsi, Ali
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Beyond Deep Associative learning 1507 5 $23,000.00
Golab, Wojciech
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Scalability and Composability in Distributed Ledgers 1507 5 $34,000.00
Goldthorpe, Irene
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Printable nanowire-based materials for the seamless integration of electronic functionality into textiles 1510 5 $33,000.00
Gomis, Jaume
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Gauge Theories and String Theory Dynamics 19 5 $58,000.00
Gong, Guang
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Efficient Secure Distributive Machine Learning over Mobile Network Systems 1510 5 $46,000.00
Gorecki, Tadeusz
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Advanced Techniques for Organic Analysis 1504 5 $29,000.00
Gosset, David
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Algorithms and complexity for quantum advantage 1507 5 $33,000.00
Haji Reza, Parsin
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Non-contact photoacoustic initial pressure imaging 1505 5 $29,000.00
Hall, Peter
Department
Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of
RGPIN Examining cortical systems involved in modulating calorie-seeking behavior 1502 5 $28,000.00
Hare, Kevin
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Fractal Geometry, Dynamical systems and number theory. 1508 5 $19,000.00
He, Xi
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Private Data Exploration with Provable Guarantees 1507 5 $23,000.00
He, Yin-Chen
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Topological and critical states of matter in strongly correlated electronic systems 1505 5 $39,000.00
Hill, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Quantum materials: research and discovery 1505 5 $28,000.00
Hudson, Michael
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Seeing Dark Matter with Weak Gravitational Lensing 1505 5 $41,000.00
Hughson, Richard
Department
Kinesiology
RTI Equipment for measurement of gas exchange dynamics 1602 1 $73,119.00
Ilyas, Ihab
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Scalable Cleaning, Integration and Analysis of Structured and Semi-Structured Inconsistent Data 1507 5 $41,000.00
Istead, Lesley
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Using computer science to understand human perception, measure performance and redesign the video production pipeline. 1507 5 $23,000.00
Karigiannis, Spiro
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Geometric analysis of special structures in high dimensions inspired from physics; including singularities, torsion, and geometric evolution 1508 5 $21,000.00
Karim, Karim Sallaudin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RTI Sub-micron focal spot X-ray source for ultra-high resolution detector characterization and nano-imaging applications 1610 1 $150,000.00
Karim, Karim Sallaudin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Multi-spectral and phase contrast X-ray detectors for advanced radiation imaging applications 1510 5 $64,000.00
Katzenback, Barbara
Department
Biology
RTI Flow cytometer for analyses of host - pathogen interactions in aquatic vertebrates 1602 1 $97,685.00
Kendall, Brian
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Further development of redox-sensitive metal isotopes as tracers for sedimentary systems 1506 5 $43,000.00
Keshav, Srinivasan
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Blockchain Applications for Sustainable Energy 1507 5 $34,000.00
Lacroix, Daniel
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN High strain rate characteristics of wood arising from blast and impact loading 1509 5 $26,000.00
Lamb, Kevin
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN The life cycle of internal waves in the ocean: effects of currents and modulational instabilities 1506 5 $43,000.00
Layton, Anita
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Understanding kidney physiology: Modeling and analysis 1502 5 $83,858.00
Li, Xianguo
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion Systems 1512 5 $39,000.00
Lin, Shoufa
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Structural and tectonic evolution of orogenic belts, with an emphasis on kinematics of shear zones, accretionary/collisional orogens and Archean tectonics 1506 5 $43,000.00
Lupascu, Adrian
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Exploring new frontiers in quantum information and open quantum systems using superconducting flux quantum bits 1505 5 $34,000.00
Ma, Kesen
Department
Biology
RGPIN Microbial Physiology of Alcohol and Hydrogen Production at High Temperatures 1501 5 $32,000.00
Mansour, Raafat
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RTI Refurbishment of a 17-Year Old E-Beam Evaporator System 1610 1 $50,150.00
Mariantoni, Matteo
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Toward a Large-Scale Superconducting Quantum Computer: Error Management and Scalability 1505 5 $34,000.00
Martin, Dale
Department
Biology
RGPIN Elucidating the conserved role of palmitoylation in autophagy. 1501 5 $37,000.00
Martin, Etienne
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Development of Additive Manufacturing Superalloys with high ?' volume fraction 1511 5 $33,000.00
McLachlin, Stewart
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Multiaxial fatigue characterization of anisotropic bone-implant interfaces 1512 5 $27,000.00
Mekonnen, Tizazu
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Synthetic strategies of nanocellulose surface modification for functional bio-nanocomposites 1511 5 $28,000.00
Melek, William
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Design of Flexible Modular Manipulators for Applications involving Human Machine Interaction 1512 5 $27,000.00
Mielke, John
Department
Applied Health Sciences, Faculty of
RGPIN Embedding of Parental Experience within the Offspring Telencephalon 1502 5 $33,000.00
Mitra, Sushanta
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN The Shape of Water: Wetting and Beyond 1511 5 $39,000.00
Montesano, Giovanni
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RTI High Definition Infrared Thermographic System for Microscopic Assessment of New and Emerging Lightweight Materials 1612 1 $148,995.00
Moursi, Walaa
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Splitting methods in optimization: Beyond consistency and convexity. 1507 5 $33,000.00
Murphy, Graham
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN New Reactivity Mediated by Hypervalent Iodine Reagents 1504 5 $36,000.00
Myers, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Scanning New Horizons: Entanglement, Holography & Gravity 19 5 $73,000.00
Narasimhan, Sriram
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RTI A Sensor Platform for Subsurface and Aboveground Inspection of Bridges 1609 1 $95,573.00
Nehaniv, Chrystopher
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Automatic Computational Understanding and Manipulation of Finite Discrete-Event Dynamical Systems throughout Natural Sciences and Engineering 1507 5 $41,000.00
Nekkar Rao, Praveen
Department
Pharmacy, School of
RGPIN Probing protein aggregation with small molecules 1501 1 $36,000.00
Nekrich, Yakov
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Compressed Indexes for Sequence Data: Fast Construction and Dynamism 1507 5 $39,000.00
Neufeld, Josh
Department
Biology
RGPIN Exploring nitrification within engineered aquatic environments 1501 5 $50,000.00
Nielsen, Christopher
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Output feedback controllers for set stabilization 1510 5 $39,000.00
Ozsu, M. Tamer
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Highly Scalable Graph Processing 1507 5 $41,000.00
Parker, Wayne
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Modelling the iron, phosphorus, sulphur, carbon nexus in wastewater treatment 1509 5 $43,000.00
Pawliszyn, Janusz
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN High Performance Analysis of Complex Organic Mixtures 1504 5 $105,000.00
Percival, Will
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Preparing for and making cosmological measurements from galaxy surveys 1505 5 $61,000.00
Pirnia, Mehrdad
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Developing novel optimization models and algorithms for energy systems with renewable energy and storage capacities 1509 5 $26,000.00
Postle, Luke
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Graph Colouring and Local Algorithms 1507 5 $48,000.00
Poupart, Pascal
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Robust and Sample Efficient Reinforcement Learning 1507 5 $55,000.00
Pritzker, Mark
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Experimental and Modeling Studies on Redox Flow Batteries 1511 5 $28,000.00
Resch, Kevin
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RTI A four-channel superconducting single-photon counter for next-generation quantum light sources, ultrafast quantum optics, and foundational experiments 1605 1 $150,000.00
Richter, Bruce
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Crossing Numbers of Graphs, List Colourings of Graphs, Flows in Graphs 1508 5 $21,000.00
Risko, Evan
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Basic Mechanisms in the Control of Cognition 1502 5 $55,000.00
Rubinstein, Michael
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Analytic number theory and random matrix theory 1508 5 $17,000.00
Salehi-Abari, Omid
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Bringing Wireless Internet Connectivity to Everything 1507 5 $28,000.00
Samuel, Siby
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Understanding the role of partially automated systems in improving older driver safety 1509 5 $57,000.00
Sanitΰ, Laura
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Efficient algorithms for optimization problems and their interplay with polyhedral combinatorics 1507 5 $48,000.00
Schiff, Sherry
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Isotopic and non-isotopic tracers for biogeochemical cycles of nutrients in pristine and impacted watersheds 1506 5 $51,000.00
Schiff, Sherry
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RTI Automated Determination of Greenhouse Gases by gas chromatography; a lynchpin technique for nutrient sources, rates and fate in freshwaters and watersheds 1606 1 $108,965.00
Schneider, Oliver
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Haptic Computing: Abstracting Interactive Touch Feedback 1507 5 $28,000.00
Shen, Xuemin
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Smart Communication Networks with Machine Learning 1510 5 $110,000.00
Simon, Leonardo
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Sustainable Nanocomposites for 3D Printing 1511 5 $28,000.00
Smilek, Daniel
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Understanding the Basic Mechanisms of Attentional Engagement and Disengagement 1502 5 $91,530.00
Spafford, J. David
Department
Biology
RTI State-of-the-art multi-electrode array recording system for a core facility serving twelve plus faculty members from eight departments at the Waterloo 1602 1 $118,004.00
Staines, William
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Multimodal Sensory Modulation and Human Motor Control 1502 5 $65,000.00
Stevens, Nathaniel
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty: Comparative Probability Metrics and Network Surveillance 1508 5 $23,000.00
Stewart, Cameron
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Effective methods in number theory 1508 5 $32,000.00
Studenikin, Sergei
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Experimental study of hole spin qubits in gated semiconductor devices for quantum processing and communication applications 1505 5 $34,000.00
Sun, Chengnian
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Language-Agnostic Compiler Testing 1507 5 $28,000.00
Taylor, James
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Understanding and Tracing Dark Matter in the Local Universe 1505 5 $24,000.00
Thomson, Neil
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Towards Increased In Situ Treatment Efficacy 1509 5 $36,000.00
Tizhoosh, Hamid
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Projectrons - Artificial Neural Networks for Learning Medical Images 1510 5 $28,000.00
Trefler, Richard
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Local Symmetry: Compositional Reasoning For Modular Designs 1507 5 $23,000.00
Tripp, Bryan
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Framework for benchmarking models of visual cortex function 1502 5 $28,000.00
Tripunitara, Mahesh
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Trust, in an Internet of Things 1507 5 $28,000.00
Tsui, Ting
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Fabricating bio-nanocomposites using integrated circuit-based advanced manufacturing techniques 1511 5 $33,000.00
Van Cappellen, Philippe
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RTI Isothermal Micro-Calorimetry: Applications in Environmental Science 1606 1 $148,261.00
Vechtomova, Olga
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Neural generative models for natural language 1507 5 $41,000.00
Ward, Paul
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Runtime Behavioural Models for Dependable Systems 1507 5 $23,000.00
Ward, Valerie
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Sustainable production of natural products and biochemicals from microalgae 1511 5 $28,000.00
Watrous, John
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Quantum Information, Computation, and Complexity 1507 5 $34,000.00
Wen, John
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Engineered Metastable Intermolecular Composites: Thermodynamics of Nanoparticles and Heterogeneous Combustion 1512 5 $32,000.00
Willard, Ross
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Research in universal algebra: constraint satisfaction and residual properties 1508 5 $17,000.00
Wilson, Christopher
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Quantum Microwaves from Superconducting Quantum Circuits 1505 5 $61,000.00
Wong, Samuel
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Statistical computation for deciphering biological outcomes in proteins and cells 1508 5 $21,000.00
Xu, Linlin
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Advanced machine learning models and methods for hyperspectral imagery processing and analysis 1509 5 $31,000.00
Yarusevych, Serhiy
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RTI Upgrade to volumetric velocimetry critical for the advancement of the current research programs 1612 1 $150,000.00
Yeats, Karen
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Combinatorial structures in quantum field theory 1508 5 $26,000.00
Yeow, Tze-wei
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Development of Micro/Nano Systems and Instrumentations 1512 5 $76,000.00
Yin, Shunde
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Determination of in-situ stress from borehole deformation 1509 5 $26,000.00
Zahedi, Seyed Majid
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Design of Intelligent Controllers to Maximize Efficiency and Guarantee Security, Privacy, and Fairness in Heterogeneous Computing and Sensing Systems 1507 5 $28,000.00
Zhao, Boxin
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Biomimetic Smart Functional Materials for Developing Soft Robotic Devices 1511 5 $55,000.00