NSF CAREER Awards to UMBC

UMBC investigators have secured a total of 42 NSF CAREER Awards since the program was established by NSF in 1995, including eight in the past five years alone.  Many of these faculty members have since risen to leadership positions at UMBC and at other institutions.
UMBC President Valerie Sheares Ashby received her NSF CAREER award in 1998, while she was a faculty member at Iowa State University.

CAREER: Robots, Speech, and Learning in Inclusive Human Spaces
Award Number: 2145642; Principal Investigator: Cynthia Matuszek, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CISE; Award Date: 03/11/2022; Award Amount: $548,928

Award Number: 2225665; Principal Investigator: Lauren  Clay, Emergency Health Services
NSF Organization: CMMI; Start Date: 10/15/2021; Award Amount: $521,938

CAREER: Fair Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Humans: Removing the Barriers to Deployment of Fair AI Technologies
Award Number: 2046381; Principal Investigator: James Foulds, Information Systems
NSF Organization: CISE; Award Date: 03/01/2021; Award Amount: $546,724

CAREER: Investigating the Impact of Device Aging on the Security of Cryptographic Chips
Award Number: 1943224; Principal Investigator: Naghmeh Karimi, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CNS; Award Date: 03/24/2020; Award Amount: $499,000

CAREER: Synergy-based Human Machine Interfaces
Award Number: 2053498; Principal Investigator: Ramana Vinjamuri, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 11/13/2020; Award Amount: $499,983

CAREER: Big Data Climate Causality Analytics
Award Number: 1942714; Principal Investigator: Jianwu Wang, Information Systems
NSF Organization: OAC; Award Date: 04/01/2020; Award Amount: $542,294

CAREER: Structure, Mechanism, and Selectivity of Microbial Ferrous Iron Transport
Award Number: 1844624; Principal Investigator: Aaron Smith, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 04/10/2019; Award Amount: $548,000

CAREER: Scalable and Adaptable Cross-Domain Autonomous Health Assessment
Award Number: 1750936; Principal Investigator: Nirmalya Roy, Information Systems
NSF Organization: CNS; Award Date: 04/24/2018; Award Amount: $550,316

CAREER: Environmental Forensics: Emerging Water Quality Tools to Detect Leaking Sewers in Urban Streams
Award Number: 1653726; Principal Investigator: Lee Blaney, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
NSF Organization: CBET; Award Date: 03/17/2017; Award Amount: $512,000

CAREER: DeepMatter: A Scalable and Programmable Embedded Deep Neural Network
Award Number: 1652703; Principal Investigator: Tinoosh Mohsenin, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CNS; Award Date: 03/17/2017; Award Amount: $379,865

CAREER: Synergistic Cross-IoT N-Way Sensing using Wireless Traffic in the Edge
Award Number: 1652669; Principal Investigator: Ting Zhu, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CNS; Award Date: 02/08/2017; Award Amount: $394,671

CAREER: Collaborative Image Manipulation and Annotation in Surgical Telemedicine
Award Number: 1552837; Principal Investigator: Helena Mentis, Information Systems
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 02/17/2016; Award Amount: $532,351

CAREER: Revealing the Complex Fluid Dynamics of Conventional Liquids Using Vibrating Nanoparticles
Award Number: 1554895; Principal Investigator: Matt Pelton, Physics
NSF Organization: DMR; Award Date: 03/08/2016; Award Amount: $689,999

CAREER: Characterizing Acid-Catalyzed Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in the Atmosphere
Award Number: 1454763; Principal Investigator: Christopher Hennigan, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 09/15/2015; Award Amount: $561,265

CAREER: A Self-Powered Biosensing Microsystem
Award Number: 1349603; Principal Investigator: Gymama Slaughter, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: ECCS; Award Date: 01/01/2014; Award Amount: $416,000

CAREER: System Support for Renewable Energy-driven Devices
Award Number: 1308723; Principal Investigator: Nilanjan Banerjee, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CNS; Award Date: 08/24/2012; Award Amount: $351,480

CAREER: Regulation and Function of STAT Signaling in Cell Adhesion and Detachment
Award Number: 1054422; Principal Investigator: Michelle Starz-Gaiano, Biological Sciences
NSF Organization: IOS; Award Date: 02/15/2011; Award Amount: $650,000

CAREER: Deposition and Interface Properties of Metal Oxide Films on GaAs
Award Number: 0846445; Principal Investigator: Theodosia Gougousi, Physics
NSF Organization: DMR; Award Date: 05/01/2009; Award Amount: $530,653

CAREER: A Theoretical Framework for the Conceptual Design of Compliant Systems
Award Number: 0845793; Principal Investigator: Hai-Jun Su, Mechanical Engineering
NSF Organization: CMMI; Award Date: 05/01/2009; Award Amount: $412,000

CAREER: Organizational Adaptation in Artificial Agent Societies
Award Number: 0545726; Principal Investigator: Marie desJardins, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 05/15/2006; Award Amount: $513,640

CAREER: Role of Zebrafish N-cadherin in Neurulation and Neuronal Differentiation (PECASE Award)
Award Number: 0448432; Principal Investigator: Rachel Brewster, Biological Sciences
NSF Organization: IOS; Award Date: 02/01/2005; Award Amount: $583,986

CAREER: Discovering Theoretical Entities
Award Number: 0447435; Principal Investigator: Tim Oates, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 01/15/2005; Award Amount: $500,000

CAREER: Using Multiple Nuclear Introns to Reconstruct the History of Plumage Dichromatism in Orioles (Icterus)
Award Number: 0347083; Principal Investigator: Kevin Omland, Biological Sciences
NSF Organization: DEB; Award Date: 05/01/2004; Award Amount: $714,494

CAREER: Transition Metal Mediated Guanine Oxidation in Condensed DNA
Award Number: 0346066; Principal Investigator: Veronika Szalai, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 02/01/2004; Award Amount: $535,000

CAREER: Vibration and Stability of Distributed Structures with Industrial Applications
Award Number: 0348605; Principal Investigator: Weidong Zhu, Mechanical Engineering
NSF Organization: CMMI; Award Date: 06/01/2004; Award Amount: $411,000

CAREER: Aging, Tooth Fracture and the Success of Restorative Dentistry
Award Number: 0238237; Principal Investigator: Dwayne Arola, Mechanical Engineering
NSF Organization: CBET; Award Date: 06/01/2003; Award Amount: $412,000

CAREER: Methodology for Statistical Computing in Massive Datasets: Parallel Approaches to Cluster and MCMC Estimation
Award Number: 0239734; Principal Investigator: Ranjan Maitra, Mathematics & Statistics
NSF Organization: DMS; Award Date: 06/01/2003; Award Amount: $172,467

CAREER: Large-Scale Semidefinite Programming
Award Number: 0238008; Principal Investigator: Madhu Nayakkankuppam, Mathematics & Statistics
NSF Organization: DMS; Award Date: 09/01/2003; Award Amount: $83,136

 CAREER: Ubiquitous Distributed Knowledge Discovery from Heterogeneous Data
Award Number: 0093353; Principal Investigator: Hillol Kargupta, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 09/01/2001; Award Amount: $370,000

CAREER: Thermodynamics, Photophysics and Spectroscopy of Charge-Transfer Complexes
Award Number: 9985299; Principal Investigator: Bradley Arnold, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 02/01/2000; Award Amount: $390,000

CAREER: Redox-Mediated Cleavage of Peptides and Nucleic Acids
Award Number: 9984874; Principal Investigator: Lisa Kelly, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 02/15/2000; Award Amount: $388,000

CAREER: Information Sources for Software Maintenance
Award Number: 9984047; Principal Investigator: Carolyn Seaman, Information Systems
NSF Organization: CCF; Award Date: 03/15/2000; Award Amount: $229,994

CAREER: Quantitative Studies of Weak Interactions in Aqueous Solution: Anion Binding by Cationic Cyclodextrins
Award Number: 9985300; Principal Investigator: Paul Smith, Chemistry & Biochemistry
NSF Organization: CHE; Award Date: 02/15/2000; Award Amount: $402,100

CAREER: A Unified Framework for Analysis and Synthesis of Feedforward ANNs, Integrating Fault Tolerance (FT), Generalization, Intrinsic Capacity/Redundancy and Learning Complexity
Award Number: 0196362; Principal Investigator: Dhananjay Phatak, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: ECCS; Award Date: 09/01/2000; Award Amount: $143,813

CAREER: MultiAgent Systems to Support Mobile Information Access
Award Number: 9875433; Principal Investigator: Anupam Joshi, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 06/01/1999; Award Amount: $213,952

CAREER: Rational Manipulation of Fungal Cell Wall Composition to Control Hyphal Fragmentation
Award Number: 9876012; Principal Investigator: Mark Marten, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
NSF Organization: CBET; Award Date: 05/01/1999; Award Amount: $330,000

CAREER: Immuno-Optical Biosensors for Plasma Factors/ Application of TQM in Bioengineering Education
Award Number: 9733207; Principal Investigator: Kyung Kang, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
NSF Organization: CBET; Award Date: 08/15/1998; Award Amount: $160,000

CAREER: Multivariate Visualization of Importance-Varying Data
Award Number: 9996043; Principal Investigator: Penny Rheingans, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: ACI; Award Date: 11/01/1998; Award Amount: $178,300

CAREER: Maximum Partial Likelihood Methods for Communications
Award Number: 9703161; Principal Investigator: Tülay Adali, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CCF; Award Date: 08/01/1997; Award Amount: $200,000

CAREER: Receptor-Mediated Bacterial Adhesion to Extracellular Matrix
Award Number: 9702985; Principal Investigator: Julia Ross, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: CBET; Award Date: 06/01/1997; Award Amount: $230,000

CAREER: Designer Proteases Using Catalytic Antibodies
Award Number: 9502901; Principal Investigator: Michael Sierks, Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
NSF Organization: BME; Award Date: 08/15/1995; Award Amount: $218,500

CAREER: An Object-Oriented 3D Interaction Toolkit for Virtual Environment Research
Award Number: 9503093; Principal Investigator: Russell Turner, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
NSF Organization: IIS; Award Date: 05/01/1995; Award Amount: $134,756