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Conservation Legacies: Understanding the Long-term Impacts of Private Foundation Investment in International Biodiversity Conservation

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Jana Diesner
Total funding to date
$550,000.00
Funding agency
MacArthur Foundation

The overall goal of this project is to advance knowledge of the long-term impacts of international funding for biodiversity conservation from private foundations and the factors associated with sustainable conservation gains over time. The project will analyze funding from private foundations, with a focus on MacArthur Foundation investment in conservation as a case study. Our team will focus…

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Cyber Risk Assessment for Threatened Environments (CRATE)

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Eunice E. Santos
Total funding to date
$225,000.00
Funding agency
Securboration

Cyber warfare is fought today on an asymmetric battlefield in which the odds are often stacked in favor of an agile and anonymous adversary. Existing defensive technologies such as antivirus, intrusion detection, and code hardening toolchains can only partially level the fields. CRATE provides new tools and techniques to extract real-time human-actionable intelligence about the mission-level…

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Data Capsule Appliance for Research Analysis of Restricted and Sensitive Data in Academic Libraries

Time frame
2017-Present
Investigator
J. Stephen Downie
Total funding to date
$32,500.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Indiana University, in partnership with eight other academic libraries, will enable new kinds of computational research while ensuring librarians remain expert stewards of information collections. In the last decade, there has been a nearly exponential increase in the volume of digital content, much of which could be valuable for computational research. However, not all datasets can be made…

Data Storytelling Toolkit for Libraries (DSTL)

Time frame
2022-Present
Investigators
Kate McDowell, Matthew Turk
Total funding to date
$99,330.00
Funding agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services

The University of Illinois, in collaboration with multiple community college and public libraries, will develop a data storytelling toolkit for libraries (DSTL) to support meaningful and effective data communication, empowering libraries to utilize the rapidly growing data landscape. DSTL will connect real-world examples of data use with data stories (including narrative strategies and data…

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DeepCrowd: A Crowd-assisted Deep Learning-based Disaster Scene Assessment System with Active Human-AI Interactions

Time frame
2021-2023
Investigator
Dong Wang
Total funding to date
$499,786.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Full title: CHS: Small: DeepCrowd: A Crowd-assisted Deep Learning-based Disaster Scene Assessment System with Active Human-AI Interactions

This project addresses the application of AI to disaster scene assessment (DSA). AI currently has limited success with DSA; this project…

DeepCrowd

Donna Haraway is our "Friend": Reconfiguring Friendship Bracelets and Bibliography

Time frame
2016-Present
Investigator
Bonnie Mak

This project uses the friendship bracelet as a way to "re-weave" the academic canon. Friendship bracelets are handmade macramé bracelets of embroidery thread, intended to be worn as a sign of lasting friendship. In this collaboration with Julia Pollack (MS '12), bracelets have been woven with bibliographical references to important work of women in the field of knowledge-production.

ECR Methods DCL: Advancing Computational Grounded Theory for Audiovisual Data from STEM Classrooms

Time frame
2019-Present
Investigator
Nigel Bosch
Total funding to date
$1,313,855.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Video data are complex. They involve visual, acoustic, spatial, and temporal features that can be reduced in several ways. To date, analysis of video data of STEM classrooms has not been able to leverage computational power to take advantage of their richness. However, recent advancements in data science, coupled with existing speech analytics methods, make it possible to computationally…

STEM classroom

Exploring Algorithmic Fairness and Potential Bias in K-12 Mathematics Adaptive Learning

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Nigel Bosch
Total funding to date
$987,015.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Students in middle school and high school often use adaptive learning software as part of their math education experience. Adaptive learning software works by automatically measuring how much students have learned about the topic, as well as their learning process and experiences, and then adjusting the instruction accordingly. This project will investigate potential ways in which adaptive…

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FABRIC Across Borders

Time frame
2021-Present
Investigator
Anita Nikolich
Total funding to date
$60,958.00
Funding agency
National Science Foundation

Science is fast outgrowing the capabilities of today's Internet infrastructure. To fully capitalize on big data, artificial intelligence, advanced computation and the Internet of Things requires robust, interconnected computers, storage, networks and software. Uneven progress in science cyberinfrastructure has led to bottlenecks that stymie collaboration and slow the process of discovery.…

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FABRIC: Adaptive Programmable Research Infrastructure for Computer Science and Science Applications

Time frame
2020-Present
Investigator
Anita Nikolich
Total funding to date
$257,243.00
Funding agency
University of North Carolina

FABRIC is a unique national research infrastructure to enable cutting-edge, and exploratory research at-scale in computer networking, distributed computing systems, and applications. It is a platform on which researchers will experiment with new ideas that will become building blocks of the next generation Internet and address requirements for emerging…

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