Active Grants

Please visit each faculty member’s research website to learn more about his or her activities.

Irfan Ahmed

  • “EDU: Collaborative: Using Virtual Machine Introspection for Deep Cyber Security Education” – NSF, SaTC
  • "SaTC-EDU: EAGER: Peer Instruction for Cybersecurity Education" – NSF, SaTC
  • “A Virtual PLC Framework for Control Logic Forensics in Industrial Control System” – ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

Website for Dr. Ahmed

Tomasz Arodz

  • “CAREER: Optimizing Learning Models for Interpretation of Heterogeneous Biological Data” – NSF
  • "RAPID: Modeling the Host-Microbiome-Virome Interactions and their Impact on COVID-19 Severity" – NSF
  • "Modeling multiple environmental exposures and childhood leukemia risk" – NIH

Website for Dr. Arodz

Eyuphan Bulut

  • "US Ignite: Collaborative Research: Focus Area 1: Rapid and Resilient Critical Data Sourcing for Public Safety and Emergency Response" – NSF (Eyuphan Bulut PI, Milos Manic Co-PI)
  • "NeTS: Small: Collaborative Research: Improving Spectrum Efficiency for Hyper-Dense IoT Networks" – NSF
  • "Device-Free WiFi Sensing based Occupancy Detection in Buildings" – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund
  • "CCI Smart Cities: Cyber and Physically Secure Communities: Resilient, Sustainable, Energy Efficient – Commonwealth Cyber Initiative", Central VA Node, (PI: Milos Manic Co-PIs: Irfan Ahmed, Eyuphan Bulut, Changqing Luo)

Website for Dr. Bulut

Alberto Cano

  • "Interpretable Data Mining Models for Early Prediction of Student Performance and Dropout" – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (Alberto Cano PI, John Leonard co-PI)
  • "Hate Speech Detection on Amazon Reviews using Data Stream Mining on Spark and AWS" – Amazon Machine Learning Awards (Alberto Cano PI, Bartosz Krawczyk and Bridget McInnes co-PIs)
  • "Industry Sponsored Research" - Hamilton Beach
  • "Machine learning for the supply chain management" - Hamilton Beach

Website for Dr. Cano

Kostadin Damevski

  • "SHF: Small: Collaborative Research: Automatically Enhancing Quality of Social Communication Channels to Support Software Developers and Improve Tool Reliability” – NSF

Website for Dr. Damevski

Debra Duke

  • "Collaborative Research: Engaged Student Learning - Design and Development Level II: Using a Cyberlearning Environment to Improve Student Learning and Engagement in Software Courses" – NSF

Carol Fung

  • "DroidNet: Android Application Security through Crowdsourcing" – VCU Innovation Gateway

Preetam Ghosh

  • "Health Information Gateway and Exchange (HINGE): Radiation Oncology Data Analytics Portal " – US Dept. of Veteran Affairs
  • "Dynamics of surfactant - amyloid-beta protein interactions during self-assembly" – NSF

Website for Dr. Ghosh

Lukasz Kurgan

  • “III: Small: High-Throughput Annotation of Cellular Functions of Intrinsic Disorder in Proteins” – NSF

Website for Dr. Kurgan

Changqing Luo

  • “Decentralized Coordination on Blockchain for Mobile Edge Computing Enabled IoT Systems,” – VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund

Milos Manic

  • “Innovation Fund: Knowledge extraction and explainable machine learning in factories of the future,” - Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)
  • “Advanced Data Analytics Toolbox and Sensitivity Analysis in Support of Smart High Precision Experiments and Data Management,” - Department of Energy
  • US Ignite: Collaborative Research: Focus Area 1: Rapid and Resilient Critical Data Sourcing for Public Safety and Emergency Response - NSF (Eyuphan Bulut PI, Milos Manic Co-PI)
  • “INL Fleet and simulator support” – Department of Energy/Idaho National Laboratory
  • Cyber-Physical Anomaly Detection for Wind " - DOE/BEA
  • "Solar-Assisted State-Aware and ResillienT Infrastructure System Data Driven Models for Threat Detection and Visualization " - DOE/BEA
  • Protective Relay Master Fault Detector AI Algorithm - DOE/BEA
  • Infrared Image Classification via Transfer Learning - U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD)
  • CCI Fellowship - funded by Virginia Tech Hub of Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
  • CCI Smart Cities: Cyber and Physically Secure Communities: Resilient, Sustainable, Energy Efficient - Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, Central VA Node, (PI: Milos Manic Co-PIs: Irfan Ahmed, Eyuphan Bulut, Changqing Luo)

Website for Dr. Manic

Bridget McInnes

  • "Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research. Advancing Biomedical Research with Machine Assisted Experimental Design." Bridget McInnes, PhD. Nastassja Lewinski, PhD.
  • Data Science Supplement: Directed Self-Assembly of Multifunctional Polymer Nanoreactors for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing: National Science Foundation
  • Collaborative Research: Accelerating Synthetic Biology Discovery & Exploration through Knowledge Integration: National Science Foundation
  • Leveraging Unlabeled and Pseudo Data for Clinical Information Extraction: National Institutes of Health, Division: National Library of Medicine
  • Advancing biomedical research with machine assisted experimental design: Je ress Trust

Tamer Nadeem

  • NeTS: Small: SMILE -- Towards Smarter Network Edges for Next Generation Networks – NSF

Cang Ye

  • “NRI: A Wearable Robotic Object Manipulation Aid for the Visually Impaired” – NIH

Website for Dr. Ye

Hong-Sheng Zhou

  • "Scalable Blockchains" – Ergo Platform  
  • “Cryptocurrency via Proof of Work and Proof of Stake” – IOHK Research
  • "SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Theory and Practice of Cryptosystems Secure Against Subversion" – NSF
  • “Secure Computation against Kleptographic Attacks” - Google  

Website for Dr. Zhou