Research Grants

As Principal Investigator:

1. SHB:Type II(INT): Synthesizing Self-Model and Mirror Feedback Imageries with Applications to Behavior Modeling for Children with Autism

    • Co-P.I.: Ramesh Bhatt, Lisa Ruble, and Neelkamal Soares
    • Agency: National Science Foundation (Award #1237134)
    • Amount: $798,912 (September 2012 – December 2017)

2. Novel visualization and affect-sensitive digital storybook systems for enhancing reading comprehension and literacy skills of children with ASD

    • Multi. P.I.: Radhika Santhanam, Karla Conn Welch, Robert Pennington
    • Agency: University of Kentucky and University of Louisville
    • Amount: $100,000 (January 2014 – December 2015)

3. Video Interface for Behavioral Evaluation

    • Co-P.I.: None
    • Agency: National Science Foundation (Award #1444022)
    • Amount: $50,000 (July 2014 – December 2014)

4. Privacy Protection of Multimedia Processing

    • Co-P.I.: None
    • Agency: National Science Foundation (Award #1018241)
    • Amount: $357,583 (August 2010 – August 2014)

5. Utilizing Video Data to Evaluate Childhood Disruptive Behavior Disorders

    • Joint P.I.: Nealkamal Soares and Brea Perry
    • Agency: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Kentucky
    • Amount: $12,191 (January 2011 – December 2011)

6. Privacy Protecting Video Surveillance

    • Co-P.I.: Ruigang Yang and Michael Hail
    • Agency: Department of Homeland Security (Award # 2004-IJ-CK-K055)
    • Amount: $694,613 (January 2006 – December 2009)

7. Industry Collaboration Fund

    • Co-P.I.: None
    • Companies: Washington Software Incorporated and others
    • Amount: $35,500 (July 2008 - present)

8. Privacy Protecting Video Surveillance

    • Co.-P.I.: None
    • Agency: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
    • Amount: $5,000 (October 2005 – October 2006)

9. University of Kentucky Startup Fund

    • Co.-P.I.: None
    • Agency: College of Engineering, University of Kentucky
    • Amount: $140,000 (August 2004 – August 2006)

As co-Principal Investigator (Total = $3,151,257):

1. Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center (KIAC): Developing the Next Generation Energy Assessment Engineering Workforce

    • P.I.: Don Colliver
    • Agency: Department of Energy
    • Amount: $305,000 (October 2016 – August 2018)

2. Visual Scan Patterns in Response to Self- and Other-Modeled Emotion in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

    • P.I.: Theodore Hutman
    • Agency: UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute Scholars Award
    • Amount: $30,000 (September 2013 – August 2014)

3. Visualization for Training and Simulation in Night Environments

    • P.I.: Bruce Walcott
    • Agency: Lockheed Martin
    • Amount: $982,425 (January 2012 – August 2013)

4. Privacy enabled video capture technologies of children’s behavior

    • P.I.: Xiaoyi Yu (Peking University, China)
    • Agency: National Natural Science Foundation (China)
    • Amount: ~$15,000 (January 2011 – December 2011)

5. Large Rapidly Deployable Immersive Visualization for Training and Simulation in Urban Terrains

    • P.I.: Bruce Walcott
    • Agency: United States Army
    • Amount: $910,332 (May 2006 – September 2010)

6. Anti-Sniper Infrared Targeting Systems (ASITS) Phase III

    • P.I.: Daniel Lau
    • Company: M2 Technologies Inc.
    • Amount: $922,000 (January 2007 – July 2008)