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April Contract and Grant Awards

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Abbey, C.K., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $1,713,871, National Institutes of Health, “Modeling Observer Performance in Low-Dose CT Assessments.”

Alizadeh, M., Pedarsani, R., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $600,000, UC Riverside, “UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity.”

Bair, E.H., Earth Research Institute, $130,649, University of Colorado System, “Optimizing the Indus Basin Irrigation System and reservoir operations using remotely sensed snow surface properties in the ParBal model.”

Bildsten, L., Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, $599,995, Heising-Simons Foundation, “Support for KITP Programs and Graduate Fellows.”

Bildsten, L., Physics, $294,993, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Structure and Winds of Massive Stars from Three Dimensional Global Radiation Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations.”

Blurton, H.F. (English), Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, $30,000, Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation, Inc., “Reading Ritual Murder: Anti-Semitism and Twelfth-Century Literary Culture.”

Campas-Rigau, O., Mechanical Engineering, $1,014,216, UC San Francisco (UCSF), “Regulation of organogenesis through regional variations in tissue mechanics.”

Charity Hudley, A.H. (Linguistics), Bucholtz, M.H. (Linguistics), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $306,916, National Science Foundation, “REU Site: Talking College: Increasing African-American English Speakers in the Linguistic Sciences through Research on Language and Social Mobility.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Libecap, G. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $115,000, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 20: Catch Share Allocation Handbook.”

Costello, C.J. (Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management), Marine Science Institute, $158,929, Nature Conservancy, “TASK 22: Diversifying Fisheries Investment for the PNA: Evaluating the Potential Benefits of Implementing a CDQ Program in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.”

De Vries, M.S., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $544,850, National Science Foundation, “Near Threshold Excited State Dynamics in Nucleobases and Related Compounds.”

Feldwinn, D., Chemistry & Biochemistry, $32,298, UC California Science Project, “South Coast Science Project--NCLB 2017-2018.”

Garcia-Cervera, C.J., Mathematics, $1,233,750, California Institute of Technology-Cal Tech, “Revolutionary Advances in Correlated Electron Material: From Strongly Correlated Electrons to Large Scale DFT and Quantum Embedding.”

Harlow, D. (Education), Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, $356,812, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: EPiQC: Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computation.”

Howell, D.A., Arcavi, I., Physics, $39,981, NASA, “Tidal Disruption Events - A Window To Quiescent Super-Massive Black Holes and Accretion Physics.”

Ingeman, K.E. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Stier, A.C. (Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology), Marine Science Institute, $181,742, Society for Conservation Biology, “Top-down restoration: a food web perspective on enhancing recovery of over-fished species and reducing the social costs of marine conservation.”

Klawunn, M.M. (vc student affairs), Czuleger, C.A. (exercise & sport studies), institute for social, behavioral, & economic research, $40,000, Cal Department of Boating and Waterways, “Sailing at UC Santa Barbara.”

Knapp, R.A., Marine Science Institute, $10,500, San Francisco Zoo, “Disease Assays For Frog Captive-Rearing Program – San Francisco Zoo.”

Mcclintock, W.J., Marine Science Institute, $97,166, Nature Conservancy, “Task 24: Developer support for Crab Gear Recovery Tool.”

Morell, K.D. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $285,581, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Permanent forearc strain partitioning in Northern Cascadia.”

Morrison, D., Mathematics, $150,000, Simons Foundation, “Two mathematical roads to four-dimensional supersymmetric physics.”

Palmstrom, C., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $853,185, DA Army Research, Durham, N.C. Office (AROD), “Merged element transmons.”

Rodwell, M.J., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $449,942, Teledyne (Incl Electronic Tech, Microwave, Adv Materials, Relay, Etc), “Segmented Collector HBTs Optimized for Linear Amplification at RF (SCHOLAR).”

Schooler, J., Psychological & Brain Sciences, $463,216, Columbia University, “The Virtue of Curiosity: How Eagerness to Learn Fosters Learning, Creativity and Engagement.”

Shukla, S., Geography, $112,052, UC Merced, “INFEWS/T1: Sustaining California’s food production through integrated water and energy management.”

Siegel, D.A. (Geography), Earth Research Institute, $878,699, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), “Plumes and Blooms MODIS Algorithm Maintenance.”

Simpson, J.H., Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, $383,750, NIH Neurological Disorders & Stroke, Natl Institutes of Health, “Neural circuit motifs enabling sequential selection of motor programs.”

Stemmer, S., Materials, $100,001, Semiconductor Research Corporation, “e2CDA: type II: Collaborative Research: Metal-Insulator transitions for low power switching devices.”

Tanimoto, T. (Earth Science), Archuleta, R.J. (Earth Science), Earth Research Institute, $18,000, University of Southern California, “SCEC5, 17234: Estimating Path and Source Parameters in the Southern Sierra Nevada Using a Non-Parametric Approach and Special Source Constraints.”

Vanderwarker, A. (Anthropology), Institute for Social, Behavioral, & Economic Research, $38,814, National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Domestication, Food Production and Arboriculture During the Early to Late Holocene at El Gigante Rockshelter, (11,000-2,500 cal BP).”

Xie, Y., Electrical & Computer Engineering, $100,000, Samsung, “Near Data Computing Architecture for Machine Learning Applications.”

Yamamoto, T., Chemical Engineering, $25,000, Nagaoka University of Technology, “Analysis and micro-machining of neutron and/or ion irradiated reactor pressure vessel.”

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