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Feb.1, 2006
SBIR funding from AFRL
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February 1, 2006

SBIR (Phase II) award from Air Force Research Lab


March 10, 2005

SBIR (Phase I) award from Air Force Research Lab


April 16, 2004

Seed Fund Awards go to
Six Multidisciplinary Research Projects

Six multidisciplinary research proposals will receive financial support totaling nearly $442,000 for projects that will explore the areas of cognitive computer applications, vaccine development, environmental issues along the Israeli-Palestinian watershed, the potential toxicity of nanomaterials, adolescent pregnancy, and neuroproteomics.

The recipients of the 2004 Research Seed Fund awards were selected by Vice President for Research Andy van Dam. The funds, created to help teams of faculty obtain external support for large-scale multi-investigator projects, were first awarded last year. An additional project was funded this year by gifts from anonymous donors, which allowed van Dam to increase the funds awarded significantly over last year.

The Ersatz Brain Project: Brain-Like Computer Design for Cognitive Applications

PI: James Anderson, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences; co-PIs: Gerald Guralnik, Physics; James O'Dell, TCASCV

This project will attempt to design a suitable computer for the efficient execution of software now being developed that will display human-like cognitive abilities. Examples of potential software applications would be natural language understanding, text processing, conceptually-based Internet search, natural human-computer interfaces, cognitively-based data mining, sensor fusion, and image understanding. Award: $60,820... (Full Story)