Currently Funded Projects

Center for Integrative Neuroscience: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Core

  • NIH: COBRE
  • PI: Eelke Folmer
  • $655,380
  • September 2017 - May 2022

CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation

  • National Science Foundation, award #IIS-1719027
  • PI: David Feil-Seifer, Co-PI: Monica Nicolescu
  • $500,000
  • Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2020

Deep Reinforcement Learning Framework for Robotic Manipulation

  • NASA Space Grant Consortium Research Infrastructure
  • PI: Hung M. La
  • $45,000.
  • September 2018- April 2019

Designing Collaborator Robots for Highly-Dynamic Multi-Human, Multi-Robot Teams

  • Office of Naval Research
  • PI: Monica Nicolescu, Co-PI: Dave Feil-Seifer, Mircea Nicolescu
  • $656,511
  • April 2016 - March 2019

The goal of this proposal is to establish at the University of Nevada, Reno a robotic infrastructure that would enable groundbreaking research in a wide range of topics related to mobile articulated robots. The proposed system consists of the Baxter humanoid robot and the PR2 robotic platform, whose extensive sensory, motor and computational capabilities open up the possibility of addressing research questions that could not have even been formulated in the context of the current publicly available robotic systems.

Developing Earth & Space Science Curricular Units to Ameliorate Problems of Teaching Practice and Support Student Learning

  • Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC)
  • PI: Candice Guy-Gaytan, co-PI: David Feil-Seifer, Elizabeth de los Santos, Adam Kirn
  • $25,000
  • 2018-2019

Establishing market based mechanisms for CYBer security information EXchange (CYBEX)

  • Funding Agency: NSF
  • PI: Shamik Sengupta
  • Amount: $329,658
  • September 2015 - August 2018

Highly Accurate Image Processing for Concrete Images

  • Japan Nine Sigma, under Penta-Ocean Constructions Co., LTD
  • PI: Hung M. La
  • $150,000
  • November 2018- October 2019

High Throughput Tissue Microarray (TMA) Construction and Interpretation to Facilitate Biomarker Discovery - phase 2

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Co-PI: Monica Nicolescu (PI: Sanford Barsky, Co-PI: Emil Geiger)
  • $20,000
  • May 2013 - present

The goal of this project is to develop technology utilizing mechanical engineering, image analysis and knowledge of tissue patterns of disease that will enable us to analyze human tissues. Specifically using collaborative expertise, the project will develop a method of analyzing thousands of individual samples in a high throughput manner. These samples will be robotically constructed in a tissue microarray (TMA) and then interpreted through virtual microscopy and the application of imaging algorithms, which will facilitate biomarker discovery.

Inspecting and Preserving Infrastructure through Robotic Exploration (INSPIRE)

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • PI: Hung M. La, Co-PI: Sushil Louis
  • $721,995 (University of Nevada, Reno portion)
  • November 2016 - September 2022

Intent Recognition for On-Water Dynamic Maritime Domains

  • Office of Naval Research
  • PI: Monica Nicolescu, co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu
  • $685,355

 Leveraging human electrocardiogram signals for UAV security enhancement

  • Nevada NASA Seed Research Infrastructure Development
  • PI: Hung M. La, Co-PI: David Feil-Seifer
  • $50,000
  • September 2018- June 2019

NRI: Multi-Modal Characterization of DOE-EM Facilities (in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Kostas Alexis
  • $1.3 million ($349,000 for University of Nevada, Reno)
  • September 2016 - September 2019

Research focuses on developing aerial robots to explore post-disaster nuclear sites.

 NVSCG: Robotics and Big Data Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of UNR College of Engineering.

  • Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium Research Infrastructure
  • PI: Hung M. La, Co-PIs: David Feil-Seifer and Tin Nguyen
  • $50,000
  • July 2018- April 2019

Optimizing Deep Learning Training through Modeling and Scheduling Support

  • NSF
  • PI: Feng Yan
  • $175,000
  • June 2018 - May 2020

RET Site: Cross-disciplinary Research Experiences on Smart Cities for Nevada Teachers: Integrating Big Data into Robotics

  • National Science Foundation (NSF), award #EEC-1801727
  • PI: Kostas Alexis, co-PI Lei Yang, Senior Personnel David Feil-Seifer
  • $581,073
  • 2018-2021

RET Site: Cyber Security Initiative for Nevada Teachers (CSINT)

  • NSF
  • PI: Shamik Sengupta, co-PI: David Feil-Seifer
  • $540,000
  • September 2015 - August 2018

REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction

  • National Science Foundation, award #CNS:1757929
  • PI: David Feil-Seifer, Co-PI: Shamik Sengupta
  • $360,000
  • Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2021

Robotics and Big Data for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering 

  •  Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC)
  • PI: Hung La, co-PI David Feil-Seifer
  • $25,000
  • 2018-2019

The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Nevada

  • NSF EPSCoR
  • Co-PIs: Sergiu Dascalu, Fred Harris
  • $20,000,000 + $4,000,000 state match
  • August 2013 -  Nov 2018

Understanding Gender Differences in Visual/Vestibular Conflict during Virtual Locomotion

  • Google Research
  • PI: Eelke Folmer Co-PI: Paul MacNeilage and Lars Strother
  • $44,044
  • July 2018 - June 2019

University/Museum Partnership For Informal Education in Robotics

  • Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC), award #NNX15AI02H
  • PI: David Feil-Seifer, Co-PI: Adam Kirn
  • $25,000
  • July 1, 2018 - April 9, 2019