Polytechnic research awards - January 2024

Funded research awards for January 2024. Bolded names are Purdue Polytechnic faculty or staff; starred names are the principal investigators.

  • Data Preparation for Fair and Trusted Machine Learning
    Investigator(s): Romila Pradhan**; Sponsor: Northwestern University; Polytechnic: $132,404
  • Competency-Based Experiential Learning Program for Aviation Technicians in the Business Aviation Sector
    Investigator(s): Manoj Patankar**, Donald Barnes, John Davis, Ashley Habig, Corben Meyer, George Michael, Michael Suckow; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $900,000
  • Exploration of Color Patterns for Improving Work Zone Safety and Perception
    Investigator(s): Yunfeng Chen**, James Jenkins, Jiansong Zhang; Sponsor: US Department of Transportation; Polytechnic: $9,450
  • NSF I-Corps Hub: Midwest Region
    Investigator(s): Karen Plaut**, Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Matthew Lynall; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $30,000 Total: $493,044
  • The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship
    Investigator(s): Chengcheng Tao**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $76,000
  • Establishing the Foundations of Emotional Intelligence of Robotic Care Companions to Mitigate Agitation among High Risk Dementia Patients via Empathic Patient-Robot Interactions
    Investigator(s): Sabine Brunswicker**; Sponsor: University of California-Irvine; Polytechnic: $40,000
  • Artificial Intelligence for Digital Aviation
    Investigator(s): Sabine Brunswicker**; Sponsor: Industry Partner; Polytechnic: $1,200,000
  • Flexible and Biocompatible, Organic Electronics Spiking Neuromorphic Computing
    Investigator(s): Robert Nawrocki**; Sponsor: Office of Naval Research; Polytechnic: $67,835

**Indicates principal investigator

Total Polytechnic awards = $2,524,645.60