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2020 Research Grants Competition - Results by Institution

Waterloo
Applicant Name Program Title EG Term Awarded Amount
Aafer, Yousra
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Security Analysis and Evaluation of Emerging Smart Systems 1507 5 $24,000.00
Afshordi, Niayesh
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Novel Astrophysical Windows into Fundamental Physics: From Big Bang to Black Holes, and the Dark Universe 1505 5 $34,000.00
Asokan, Nadarajah
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Hardware-assisted Security 1507 5 $55,000.00
Atlee, Joanne
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Feature-Oriented Software Engineering 1507 5 $41,000.00
Baranoski, Gladimir
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Expanding the Frontiers of Predictive Simulations of Light and Matter Interactions 1507 5 $29,000.00
Barnett-Cowan, Michael
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN The neural basis of multisensory processing during self motion in real and virtual environments 1502 5 $40,000.00
Basu, Dipanjan
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Soil Structure Interaction Analysis for Energy Foundations 1509 5 $26,000.00
Ben-David, Shai
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Machine Learning Beyond Prediction - Extracting Insights and Guiding Actions 1507 5 $41,000.00
Biedl, Therese
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Algorithms for near-planar graphs 1507 5 $41,000.00
Bizheva, Kostadinka
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Optical method for in-vivo, non-invasive imaging of neurovascular coupling in the retina 1505 5 $41,000.00
Boumaiza, Slim
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RTI High-resolution, wide-band and non-repeating signal generation for research into millimeter-wave communication technology 1610 1 $150,000.00
Broders, Hugh
Department
Biology
RGPIN Social organization and life history trait variation of a temperate colonial mammal 1503 5 $33,000.00
Buhr, Peter
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Programming Language Type Systems and Concurrency 1507 5 $24,000.00
Burns, Catherine
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Understanding human interaction with automated and algorithmic systems 1509 5 $73,000.00
Campbell, Melanie
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Optical Imaging of the Retina: A window on visual development and the aging brain 1505 5 $41,000.00
Chen, Jeff
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Statistical physics of confined and self-assembling wormlike polymers 1505 5 $28,000.00
Daun, Kyle
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RTI Enhanced FTIR spectrometry for characterizing the radiative properties of surfaces 1612 1 $140,884.00
Denison, Stephanie
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Probability learning and statistical inference in infancy and early childhood 1502 5 $47,000.00
Dietl, Werner
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Advancing Pluggable Property Language Extensions (APPLE) 1507 5 $24,000.00
Dubin, Joel
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN New methods for predictive models for univariate and multivariate longitudinal response data 1508 5 $21,000.00
Duncker, Bernard
Department
Biology
RGPIN Characterization of Dbf4/Cdc7 function in DNA replication and cell cycle checkpoint responses 1501 5 $36,000.00
Ehgoetz Martens, Kaylena
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Can footprints tell you more than fingerprints? Understanding the Fundamentals of State- and Trait-Dependent Gait Patterns 1502 5 $24,000.00
El-Hag, Ayman
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Smart monitoring of outdoor insulators 1510 5 $33,000.00
Eliasmith, Chris
Department
Philosophy
RGPIN Large-scale neural models of cognitive function 1502 5 $74,041.00
Fernandes, Myra
Department
Psychology
RGPIN Factors influencing cognitive and neural representations contributing to memory 1502 5 $65,000.00
Fieguth, Paul
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Resilience, Interpretability, and Scale in Large Complex Systems 1510 5 $33,000.00
Fletcher, Christopher
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
RGPIN Using statistical learning to build better Earth System Models 1508 5 $24,000.00
Foldvari, Marianna
Department
Pharmacy, School of
RGPIN Nanoparticle-based gene editing delivery systems 1511 5 $55,000.00
Fowler, Michael
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Zn-Air Battery Pack Vehicle Powertrain Range Extender with Cell Change-Out With Overall Vehicle Durability Cost 1511 5 $33,000.00
Fukasawa, Ricardo
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Theory, computations and applications of structured Mixed-Integer Programs 1509 5 $52,000.00
Ganesh, Vijay
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Machine Learning and Solvers: The Next Frontier 1507 5 $41,000.00
Gauthier, Mario
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Synthesis and characterization of arborescent (dendrigraft) polymers 1504 5 $36,000.00
Gorbet, Maud
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Towards an in vitro model of biocompatibility testing in the closed eye: tear film neutrophil phenotype and healthy host innate immune responses 1501 5 $42,000.00
Gorbunov, Sergey
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Enabling New Applications via Cryptographic Tools for Data In-Use 1507 5 $40,000.00
Gzara, Fatma
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Modelling and analysis of emergent technologies in logistics and distribution 1509 5 $43,000.00
Haas, Carl
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Computer vision developments to support circular economic activity in the built environment 1509 5 $85,500.00
Hachisuka, Toshiya
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Light Transport Simulation with Non-Monte Carlo Approaches 1507 5 $48,000.00
Hansson, Carolyn
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN A metallurgical approach to civil- and mechanical-engineering corrosion problems 1511 5 $46,000.00
Hardy, Lucien
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN The Quantum Equivalence Principle and Quantum Coordinate Systems 1505 5 $24,000.00
Hashemi, Ehsan
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Learning-Aided Distributed Estimation and Control for Networked Vehicular Systems 1512 5 $23,000.00
Hengartner, Urs
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Cross-Device Security: Threats and Opportunities 1507 5 $35,000.00
Hofert, Jan Marius
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Copula modeling with generative neural networks 1508 5 $43,000.00
Jagannath, Aukosh
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Glass transitions and algorithmic barriers in high-dimensional energy landscapes 1505 5 $33,000.00
Jahed, Hamid
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Cold Spray Solid-State Additive Manufacturing:Process-Structure-Performance Link 1512 5 $39,000.00
Jennewein, Thomas
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Quantum photonics devices for a quantum internet 1505 5 $75,000.00
Jeon, Soo
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Integrated Machine Learning and Control for Synthesis of Dexterous Manipulation Skills 1512 5 $32,000.00
Kamath, Gautam
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Theoretical Foundations of Differentially Private Statistics 1507 5 $40,000.00
Kaplan, Craig
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Geometry-guided synthesis of patterns and textures 1507 5 $41,000.00
Khandani, Amir
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Physical Layer Design for Improving Throughput and Security in Wireless Networks 1510 5 $55,000.00
Kleinke, Holger
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Solid State Chemistry: from Thermoelectric to Nonlinear Optical Materials 1504 5 $64,000.00
Kubiznak, David
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Theoretical Aspects of Black Hole Physics 1505 5 $34,000.00
Kuo, Wentang
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Arithmetic Properties of Global Fields 1508 5 $18,000.00
Kwon, Hyock Ju
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Non-Contact Real-time Nondestructive Evaluation Technology for NDE 4.0 1512 5 $32,000.00
Labahn, George
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Exact linear algebra, polynomial systems and applications of computer algebra 1507 5 $55,000.00
Laing, Andrew
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Soft tissues in the pelvic region - novel characterization of properties and modifiers, and their influence on musculoskeletal loading 1502 5 $40,000.00
Lang, Dustin
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Advanced Algorithms, Statistics, and Computing for Astrophysics 1505 5 $24,000.00
Lau, Lap Chi
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Spectral Techniques in Algorithm Design and Analysis 1507 5 $64,000.00
Lemieux, Christiane
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Advances in sampling methods with a dependence structure 1508 5 $24,000.00
Leung, Kam
Department
Chemistry
RTI Critical Source Replacements for an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope and a Helium Ion Microscope 1604 1 $92,029.00
Lhotak, Ondrej
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Type Systems and Static Analyses for Programs with Mutable Data 1507 5 $48,000.00
Li, Bin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Stochastic optimal control problems in risk management 1508 5 $21,000.00
Li, Pengfei
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Novel statistical methods for biased sampling problems 1508 5 $37,000.00
Li, Yuning
Department
Chemical Engineering
RTI Integrated in situ solar cell fabrication and measurement system 1611 1 $150,000.00
Li, Yuying
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Methodology of Learning Optimal Decisions from Market Data in Financial Technology 1507 5 $41,000.00
Liang, Kun
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Statistical methods for large-scale inference 1508 5 $18,000.00
Liu, Fangda
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Insurance design and tail risk management 1508 5 $18,000.00
Liu, Juewen
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Competing ligand assisted aptamers and DNAzymes for nanomaterials 1504 5 $64,000.00
Lubiw, Anna
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Algorithms in computational geometry and geometric graphs 1507 5 $48,000.00
Lysy, Martin
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Statistical Computing in Modern Scientific Analysis 1508 5 $27,000.00
Maftoon, Nima
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Development of therapeutic devices to restore normal biomechanics of hearing 1512 5 $32,000.00
Mann, Robert
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN The Entangling Power of Spacetime 1505 5 $61,000.00
Marcoux, Laurent
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Operator Theory and Operator Algebras 1508 5 $21,000.00
Marriott, Paul
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Computational Information Geometry/Neuroinformatics 1508 5 $27,000.00
Martin-Martinez, Eduardo
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Relativistic Quantum Information: Applications and foundations in Quantum Information, Relativity and Machine Learning 1505 5 $28,000.00
Matsen, Mark
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Quantitative predictions for structured polymeric melts 1505 5 $41,000.00
Mazumdar, Ravi
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Large Systems and Big Data: Models, Tools, Analysis, and Algorithms 1510 5 $39,000.00
McConkey, Brendan
Department
Biology
RGPIN Computational tools for RNA sequencing power analysis and data integration 1501 5 $42,000.00
Meehan, Sean
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Sensory-motor substrates of executive influence over skilled performance and learning 1502 5 $28,000.00
Mendes de Oliveira, Rafael
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Optimization, Complexity, Algebra and Invariant Theory 1507 5 $40,000.00
Messier, Julie
Department
Biology
RGPIN Advancing trait-based plant ecology: understanding the causes and consequences of trait covariation across biological scales 1503 5 $28,000.00
Morris, Kirsten
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Estimation of Complex Systems 1510 5 $64,000.00
Mosca, Michele
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Quantum computing and cryptography 1507 5 $74,000.00
Nazar, Linda
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Solid State Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials 1504 5 $105,000.00
Orchard, Jeff
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Predictive-Coding Neural Networks: How They Learn and Behave 1507 5 $29,000.00
Pan, Zhao
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Optimal estimation and uncertainty quantification for velocimetry-based pressure field reconstruction 1512 5 $27,000.00
Peng, Peng
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Direct Laser Patterning of Copper-Graphene Composite Structures for Flexible Electronics 1511 5 $38,000.00
Phan, Thai
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN Metal isotopes as chemical weathering tracers 1506 5 $30,000.00
Polak, Maria Anna
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Novel structural systems and materials for concrete construction 1509 5 $31,000.00
Poudineh, Mahla
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Next-Generation Enabling Technologies Towards Precision and Personalized Medicine 1510 5 $28,000.00
Poulin, Francis
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Dynamics of Jets and Vortices: Geophysical and Astrophysical Investigations 1506 5 $30,000.00
Radovanovic, Pavle
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN Functional Property Correlations in Reduced Dimensions 1504 5 $79,000.00
Reed, Bruce
Department
Biology
RGPIN Investigating the role of the transcription factor Hindsight in the regulation of EGFR/Ras/MAPK signaling: new applications for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing 1501 5 $36,000.00
Rosenberg, Catherine
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN New Challenges in Wireless Systems 1510 5 $64,000.00
Sang, Peijun
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN functional linear regression, graphical models and dependence modelling 1508 5 $18,000.00
Sciaini, Germαn
Department
Chemistry
RGPIN The Ultrafast electron Imaging Lab of Waterloo 1504 5 $29,000.00
Sciaini, Germαn
Department
Chemistry
RTI REPAIR OF FEMTOSECOND LASER SYSTEM 1605 1 $150,000.00
Shafiee, Mohammad Javad
Department
Systems Design Engineering
RGPIN Automatic Deep Neural Network Design by a Novel Stochastic Search Process 1510 5 $28,000.00
Shen, Yi
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Probabilistic symmetries, extreme values and random topology 1508 5 $21,000.00
Sivaloganathan, Sivabal
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN The Mathematical and Computational Modelling of Various Problems in the Life Sciences 1508 5 $24,000.00
Smith, Kendrick
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN New Algorithms for Cosmological Data Analaysis 1505 5 $50,000.00
Smucker, Mark
Department
Management Sciences
RGPIN Accurate User Modeling of Search and Decision Making Tasks for Improved Offline Evaluation of Information Retrieval 1507 5 $48,000.00
Spirkl, Sophie
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Structure and algorithms for graphs with forbidden induced subgraphs 1507 5 $34,000.00
Spronk, Nicolaas
Department
Pure Mathematics
RGPIN Topological group actions and associated Banach algebras 1508 5 $27,000.00
Stastna, Marek
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Simulating the footprints of mixing in stratified fluids 1506 5 $36,000.00
Stone, Micheal
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
RGPIN Fine sediment impacts on water treatability in fire impacted watersheds: Quantification of downstream propagation and water quality threats 1506 5 $30,000.00
Strack, Maria
Department
Geography and Environmental Management
RGPIN Peatland methane emissions: Improving process-based understanding to foster better management practices 1506 5 $66,420.00
Tan, Zhongchao
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Filtration of airborne nanoparticles using nanofibers 1512 5 $32,000.00
Toyserkani, Ehsan
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Towards In-Situ Qualification of Additively Manufactured Parts: Real Time Monitoring and Intelligent Intermittent Control of Laser Powder-Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing 1512 5 $55,000.00
Tuncel, Levent
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Mathematical Optimization: Theory and Algorithms 1507 5 $48,000.00
Tupling, A. Russell
Department
Kinesiology
RGPIN Examining SERCA pump regulation in muscle 1502 5 $40,000.00
Turok, Neil
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Quantum Universe 1505 5 $50,000.00
Unger, Andre
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
RGPIN A Transport-Rate-Limited Numerical Model for Simulating Cell Growth and Biodegradation Rates in Porous Soil and Rock 1509 5 $26,000.00
Vavasis, Stephen
Department
Combinatorics and Optimization
RGPIN Convex relaxation of problems in data science and efficient solution methods 1507 5 $41,000.00
Vieira, Pedro
Department
Physics and Astronomy
SAPIN Bootstrapping One Theory and Bootstrapping All Theories 19 5 $70,000.00
Waite, Michael
Department
Applied Mathematics
RGPIN Vortices, waves, and energy cascades in atmospheric turbulence 1506 5 $61,000.00
Wan, Justin
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Solving High Dimensional Partial Differential Equations in Fintech and Beyond 1507 5 $35,000.00
Wang, Chong
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Exotic physics in quantum Hall and spin liquid systems 1505 5 $33,000.00
Wei, Pengyu
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Risk measures in portfolio selection and optimal reinsurance 1508 5 $18,000.00
Wu, Changbao
Department
Statistics and Actuarial Science
RGPIN Challenges and Emerging Issues in Official Statistics and Survey Methodology 1508 5 $43,000.00
Wu, Yimin
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Design Transformative Energy Materials Interfaces for Solar Fuels 1511 5 $28,000.00
Yavuz, Mustafa
Department
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
RGPIN Smart Sensors: Manufacture, Functionalize, Power-up and Integrate 1510 5 $46,000.00
Yeum, Chul Min
Department
Civil & Environmental Engineering
RGPIN Enhancing Infrastructure Resiliency Through Visual Data Analytics 1509 5 $26,000.00
Yevick, David
Department
Physics and Astronomy
RGPIN Biased sampling algorithms for scientific and engineering applications 1505 5 $24,000.00
Yoon, Youngki
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
RGPIN Bottom-up Design and Optimization of Ferroelectric Van der Waals Heterostructure Electronics 1510 5 $28,000.00
Zhao, Jian
Department
Computer Science, David R. Cheriton School of
RGPIN Visualization techniques for collaborative data analysis 1507 5 $34,000.00
Zhu, Qinqin
Department
Chemical Engineering
RGPIN Robust System Modeling, Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in the Era of Big Data 1511 5 $28,000.00