Faculty Research Grants

The faculty members of the Computer Science Department have received numerous grants to fund their research. These grants provide opportunities for in-depth study, access to new equipment and graduate student assistantships. If you are a student interested in working with a professor on one of the recently funded studies, please reach out to that professor directly for more information. 

  • Research Grants

    2019-2020

    • PI: Kartik Gopalan. "Lightweight Hypervisor-Level Mechanisms for Guest Security and Reliability", $100,000, Industrial Technologies Research Institute International Inc., Taiwan, 9/1/19-8/31/20.
    • PI: David Liu. “CNS Core: Small: Language Runtime Support for Energy-Aware Applications'' NSF, $478,592, 10/2019-09/2022
    • PI: David Liu. “CRI: CI-New: Collaborative Research: Extensible, Software Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,'' Supplement for Post Doc, NSF, $61,575, 9/2019-09/2021.
    • PI: Hui Lu. "CNS Core: Small: Collaborative: Salvaging Commodity Operating Systems to Support Emerging Networking Technologies", NSF, $250,000, 10/1/2019-9/30/2022.
    • PI: Hui Lu. "Enabling a Secure Embedded Cloud Infrastructure via seL4", Air Force Research Lab, $10,000, 2019
    • PI: Jeremy Blackburn. “Monitoring Cross-Platform Trends in Hate Speech”, Facebook, $50,000, 2019
    • PI: Shiqi Zhang. “NRI: FND: Knowledge-based Robot Sequential Decision Making under Uncertainty”, NSF, $351,374, 9/1/2019-8/31/2022.
    • PI: Shiqi Zhang. “AI for autonomous vehicle rider service”, Ford University Research Program (URP) award, $50,000, 2019

    2018-2019

    • PI: Kartik Gopalan. "Lightweight Hypervisor-Level Mechanisms for Guest Security and Reliability", $100,000, Industrial Technologies Research Institute International Inc., Taiwan, 2018.
    • PI: David Liu. “CRI: CI-New: Collaborative Research: Extensible, Software Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,'' NSF, $366,251, 10/2018-09/2021.
    • PI: David Liu. “SHF: Small: Lazy Data Structures for Data-Intensive Applications.'' NSF, $449,827, 08/2018-07/2021.
    • PI: Seunghee Shih. “Research on CPU vulnerability detection and validation”, Research and Business Foundation of Korea University, $82,833, 4/1/2019-12/31/2019.
    • PI: Guanhua Yan. “LEFT: An LTE-Oriented Emulation-Instrumented Fuzzing Testbed”, $150,000, Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence), 07/01/2018-06/30/2019.

    2017-2018

    • PI: Kanad Ghose, Co-PIs. Aravind Prakash and Yifan Zhang. “Hardware Architecture Resilience by Design (HARD)”, DARPA (through Lockheed Martin Corporation), $2,900,000, 12/1/2017-3/31/2021.
    • Co-PIs: Bahgat Sammakia and Kanad Ghose. “Collaborative Center: I/UCRC in Energy-Efficient Electronic Systems”, Phase II Award, NSF, $499,997, 8/1/2017-7/31/2022.
    • PI: Kartik Gopalan. “Lightweight Hypervisor-Level Mechanisms for Guest Security and Reliability”, $100,000, Industrial Technologies Research Institute International Inc., Taiwan, 2017.
    • PI: Elena R. Margine, Co-PI: Madhusudhan Govindaraju, “SI2-SSE: Expanding the Scope of Materials Modeling with EPW Software”. NSF, $500,000, 9/1/2017-8/31/2020.
    • PI: Aravind Prakash. “ALBER: A Backward-Compatible Late-Stage Debloating Platform for Mobile and Desktop Environments”, Office of Naval Research, $792,197, 9/30/17-09/30/21.
    • PI: Ping Yang, Co-PIs: Guanhua Yan, Shiyong Lu (Wayne State), Fengwei Zhang (Wayne State). “CICI: RSARC: Infrastructure support for securing large-scale scientific workflows”, NSF, $999,999, 9/01/2017-8/31/2020.
    • PI: Lijun Yin, Co-PIs: J. Cohn (U of Pittsburgh) and Q. Ji (RPI). “CI-SUSTAIN: Collaborative Research: Extending a Large Multimodal Corpus of Spontaneous Behavior for Automated Emotion Analysis. Analysis”, NSF, $1,015,961, 9/1/2016-8/31/2020.

    Before 2017

    • PI: Kartik Gopolan. “CSR: Small: Multi-hypervisor Virtual Machines - Enabling an Ecosystem of Hypervisors in the Cloud”, NSF, $415,989, 8/2015-7/2019.
    • PI: Yao Liu. “CSR: Small: A Unified Approach Toward User-specific Improvements of Quality of Experience for Video Streaming”, NSF, $504,373, 10/2016-9/2020.
    • PI: Guanhua Yan. “TWC: Small: A Moving Target Approach to Enhancing Machine Learning-Based Malware Defense”. NSF, $349,906, 9/01/2016-8/31/2020.
    • PI: Guanhua Yan. “LEFT: An LTE-Oriented Emulation-Instrumented Fuzzing Testbed”. Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence), $378,493, 1/01/2017-6/30/2019.
    • PI: Mo Sha. CRII: NeTS: Self-Adaptation in Industrial Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks, NSF, 5/1/2017-4/30/2019.
    • PI: Kenneth Chiu. "High performance and data intensive computing facility," Binghamton University Roadmap, 3/2016, $265,000.
    • PI: Kenneth Chiu. "Building Analytical, Synthesis, and Human Network Skills Needed for Macrosystem Science"; NSF subcontract from Cary Institute; 6/15/2015-1/31/2017, $34,500.
    • Co-PI: Kenneth. "Using Natural Variation to Map Mitochonrial-Nuclear Interactions in Yeast"; PI: Heather Fiumera (biology), other co-PI is Anthony Fiumera (biology); 6/1/2012-5/31/2017; $725,000.
    • PIs: Kanad Ghose and Bahagat Sammakia, co-I: Kartik Gopalan and Bruce Murray. "MRI: Development of a Fully Instrumented Self-Sensing and Self-Regulating Data Center," NSF, 10/1/2010-9/30/2015, $1,341,741.
    • PI: Bahgat Sammakia, co-PIs: Kanad Ghose, Bruce Murray. I/UCRC in "Energy-Efficient Electronic Systems," NSF, 9/1/2011-8/31/2016, $590,000.
    • PI: Kanad Ghose, co-PIs: Bahgat Sammakia and Al Ortega., NSF I/UCRC Grand Challenge Award: "Assessing the role of DC Power in Data Centers", $1,120,000.
    • PI: Kanad Ghose, co-PIs: Ping Yang, Kartik Gopalan, Michael Lewis, Les Lander. "GAANN Research Fellowship in Energy-Aware Computing and Experimental Computer Systems", US Dept. of Education, 8/16/2012-8/15/2015, $431,000.
    • PI: Kanad Ghose, co-PI: Bahgat Sammakia. "Effectiveness, Efficiency and Integration Improvements of Warm Water Direct Liquid Cooling Systems," Funded by NYSERDA under the PON 2846 Competition, 9/1/2014-12/2016, $497,000.
    • Co-PI: Kanad Ghose, other co-PIs: James Turner, Mark Poliks. "Sensor for Monitoring Human Biometric Parameters - Phase II," Nano-Bio Manufacturing Council (NBMC), 9/1/2015-1/30/2017, $854,300.
    • PI: Kartik Gopalan. "CSR: Small: Multi-hypervisor Virtual Machines - Enabling an Ecosystem of Hypervisor-level Services in the Cloud", NSF, 8/2015-7/2018, $399,989.
    • PI: Kartik Gopalan, co-PI: Ping Yang. "CSR: Small: Towards High-Performance, Robust, and Secure Live Migration of Virtual Machines", 10/2013-9/2017, $484,259.
    • PI: Kartik Gopalan, co-PI: Ping Yang. "CSR: Small: Towards High-Performance, Robust, and Secure Live Migration of Virtual Machines." NSF REU Supplement, $16,000.
    • PI: Kartik Gopalan, co-PI Ping Yang. "System Virtualization and its Applications to Security and Privacy of Cloud-based Systems", AFRL - Griffis Institute, 8/2015-3/2016, $5,634.
    • PI: Madhusudhan Govindaraju. "CAPI on Power system to provide high performance solution for the attached devices", 2015 IBM Faculty Award, $20,000.
    • PI: Kyoung-Don Kang. "Timely Power-Aware Data Management in Embedded System". NSF, 8/2015-8/2018, $450,000.
    • PI: David Liu. "SHF: Small: Green Parallel Language Systems." NSF, $484,547.
    • PI: David Liu. "II: New: Collaborative Research: An Extensible Software Infrastructure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." NSF, $41,075.
    • Co-PI: Patrick Madden. "Interactive Software to be paired with Film", Binghamton University/SUNY. $5000.
    • PI (BU): Weiyi Meng. "BIGDATA: Streaming Architecture for Continuous Entity Linking in Social Media". NSF, 1/1/2016-12/31/2018, $300,000 (BU portion), (joint grant with Eduard Dragut and Yuhong Guo of Temple University).
    • PI (BU): Weiyi Meng. "Text Mining Pipeline to Accelerate Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Medicine". NIH (Subcontract from University of Illinois at Chicago), 09/30/2010-09/29/2015, $276,799 (BU portion).
    • PI: Timothy Miller. "CAREER: Sustaining Moore's Law Through Introspective Computing: A Comprehensive System For Reliability and Energy Optimization in Modern Computing Devices", NSF, 2/1/2014-1/31/2019, $450,000.
    • PI: Dmitry Ponomarev. "Side-channels Through Last-Level Caches: Attacks, Defenses and Security Metrics", NSF, 9/1/2014-8/31/2017, $250,000 (BU portion).
    • PI: Dmitry Ponomarev. "Parallel Discrete Event Simulation on Emerging High-performance Multicore Clusters", Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), 10/1/2015-9/30/2018, $300,000 (BU portion), (joint project with University of California Riverside).
    • PI: Dmitry Ponomarev. "VirtuallySafe: A Framework for Hypervisor Code and Data Integrity", Qatar National Research Fund (sub-award from Qatar University), 9/1/2012-8/31/2016, $375,000 (BU portion).
    • PI: Guanhua Yan. "Testing Software Security Exploitability Using the Bayesian Approach." AFRL. $20,000.
    • PI: Lijun Yin. "CI-ADDO-EN: Collaborative Research: 3D Dynamic Multimodal Spontaneous Emotion Corpus for Automated Facial Behavior and Emotion Analysis", NSF, 2012-2016, $416,801. (joint project with Jeff Cohn of U of Pittsburgh)
    • PI: Lijun Yin. "Health Network: SUNY Network Partnership for Automated Pain Assessment and Pain Management Research". SUNY Health Network of Excellence, 2015-2016, $150,000 plus cost share $72,915.
    • PI: Lei Yu." Learning Control Centers - Making Smart Energy Controls Smarter", NEXUS-NY, 01/18/2016-04/30/2016, $10,000.
    • PI: Lei Yu. "Learning Reinforcement Learning Problem Formulation for Robust Autonomy", Air Force Research Laboratory, 09/01/2015-12/31/2015, $16,000.
    • PI: Yifan Zhang. "CRII: CSR NeTS: Enabling Secure and Trusted Device I/Os on Smartphones", NSF, 5/1/2016-4/30/2018, $175,000.
    • PI: Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang. "Data Intensive Computing for General Relational Data Learning", NSF, 9/1/2010-8/31/2015, $250,000.
    • Co-PI: Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang. "A Statistical Machine Learning Approach to Smart Grid Load Forecast based on Massive Datasets". Binghamton University/SUNY. $20,000
    • PI: William Ziegler. "Geothermal Airport Pavement Heating and Terminal Cooling", Federal Aviation Administration and NYSERDA, $1.6 million.