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List of Announcements (details below):

  * CAREER Proposal Workshop (March 31, 2014)
  * Douglas Corner, Michael Hieb, and Mark Pullen win NATO Award
  * Danny MenascÚ is Finalist for SCHEV Faculty Award
  * 2014 SAS Fellowship Opportunities for Ph.D. Students
  * Funding Opportunity: STEM-C Partnerships: Computing Education (NSF)
  * Funding Opportunity: Scientific Data Management, Analysis &
    Visualization (DOE)
  * Funding Opportunity: Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund --
    CRCF (CIT)
  * Kathleen Wage Receives Funding from ONR
  * Nathalia Peixoto, John Cressman, & Tim Sauer Receive Funding from NSF
  * Kun Sun Receives Funding from University of Washington and US Dept.
    of the Army
  * Shanjiang Zhu and Mohan Venigalla Receive Funding from SUNY and US DOT
  * Rao Mulpuri Receives Funding from NSF
  * Damon McCoy Receives Funding from NSF
  * Gheorge Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, and Dorin Marcu Receive Funding from
    Oculus Info
  * Ken Hintz is Issued a Patent



*CAREER Proposal Workshop (March 31, 2014)*

URL:http://cs.gmu.edu/events/nsfcisecareer2014/

Huzefa Rangwala and Amarda Shehu of the VSE Computer Science Department 
are the hosts for the NSF/CISE CAREER Workshop in 2014. This is likely 
to be of interest to junior faculty who are considering submitting a 
proposal to this program, particularly if they plan to submit to 
programs in the CISE directorate.

If you wish to participate, then you need to register. The registration 
opens today, and the deadline for registration is February 21.For 
further information, see the above URL.The workshop will be held in 
Arlington, VA.


*Douglas Corner, Michael Hieb, and Mark Pullen win NATO Award*

Douglas Corner, Michael Hieb, and Mark Pullen of the C4I Center were 
selected to receive the Science & Technology Organization (STO) 2013 
Scientific Achievement Award from NATO.The announcement states:

"This Award recognizes exceptional effort in significant STO activities, 
excellence and originality in the scientific and technical content 
therein, outstanding results in terms of military benefit and, since it 
was about a team award, quality and degree of collaboration."


*Danny MenascÚ is Finalist for SCHEV Faculty Award*

Danny MenascÚ was a finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award from 
SCHEV.The announcement letter states:

"Though your nomination was not ultimately selected by the Final 
Selection Committee as one of the 12 award recipients from across the 
Commonwealth, your accomplishments were so remarkable that your 
nomination was one of only 28 that made it to the final selection 
process -- a process based on peer review scores.

"I hope that you will take pride in the fact that your institution chose 
to highlight your obvious talents as a faculty member and that your 
application stood out among this year's 115 nominations. On behalf of 
the Final Selection Committee, I encourage you to resubmit your 
nomination in the future."

Danny was the only Mason nominee to be chosen as a finalist.


*2014 SAS Fellowship Opportunities for Ph.D. Students*

[The following message was sent to me by Lyn Adkins: [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, 919-531-2956.If you have questions, please 
contact Lyn directly.]

We are contacting you about various fellowship opportunities where we 
are seeking PhD students to work at SAS Institute during the summer of 2014.

The SAS Fellow will work at SAS Corporate headquarters in Cary, North 
Carolina for 12 weeks during the summer of 2014, and will receive a 
salary and a stipend for living expenses during his/her employment.The 
fellowship opportunities are open to doctoral candidates studying in the 
United States with at least 2 years of graduate studies completed by the 
end of the spring 2014 semester.

Interested PhD candidates will need to:

  * Apply online at http://www.sas.com/jobs/USjobs/ (Click on Fellowship
    Opportunities) for each position of interest by February 1, 2014, and
  * Ensure that 2 faculty members from the university/college he/she is
    currently attending send a letter of recommendation via PDF form to
    [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>prior to February 1, 2014.


The student(s) selected as the SAS Fellow to fill these vacancies will 
be notified by March 1, 2014.

Please share the URL to our website at 
http://www.sas.com/jobs/USjobs/(Click on Fellowship Opportunities) with 
PhD students in your program.

We look forward to receiving applications from your students.

[I went to the web site, and learned that they are looking for fellows 
in the following disciplines: Data Mining, Economics Technology, 
Operations Research, Revenue Management and Price Optimization, Statistics.]


*Funding Opportunity: STEM-C Partnerships: Computing Education (NSF)*

URL:http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503582

Deadline:03/18/14

The STEM-C (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including 
Computing) Partnerships program is a major research and development 
effort of two NSF Directorates, the Directorate for Education and Human 
Resources (EHR) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science 
and Engineering (CISE), which supports innovative partnerships to 
improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and 
mathematics (STEM) disciplines. STEM-C Partnerships combines and 
advances the efforts of both the former Math and Science Partnership 
(MSP) and the former Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) 
programs.

It is critical that our nation maintain a competent, competitive and 
creative STEM workforce, including teachers. Therefore, NSF aims to 
inspire and motivate the next generation of that workforce, while 
ensuring that it has the skills, competencies, and preparation to be 
successful. As we transition to a global, knowledge-based economy that 
is often driven by information technology and innovation, it is 
increasingly important that STEM workforce preparation includes a strong 
foundation in computing. Thus, the STEM-C Partnerships program addresses 
both the need for advances in K-12 STEM education generally, as well as 
the need to elevate the inclusion of computer science education.


*Funding Opportunity: Scientific Data Management, Analysis & 
Visualization (DOE)*

URL: http://science.energy.gov/ascr/funding-opportunities/[look for link 
on this page]

Deadlines: 01/24/14 for pre-application (required), 03/19/14 for full 
proposal (if invited)

Scientific Data Management, Analysis and Visualization at Extreme Scale
Department/Agency:Department of Energy, Office of Science

Summary:The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in 
the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby 
invites applications for basic research that significantly advances 
management, analysis and visualization of data in disciplines supported 
by DOE in the context of emerging architectures for extreme scale 
computing platforms. The purpose of this announcement is to invite 
applications for basic computer science research on five major themes:

 1. Usability and user interface design;
 2. In situ methods for data management, analysis and visualization;
 3. Design of in situ workflows to support data management, processing,
    analysis and visualization;
 4. New approaches to scalable interactive visual analytic environments;
    and/or
 5. Proxy applications or workflows and/or simulations for data
    management, analysis and visualization software to support co-design
    of extreme scale systems.


Estimated Number of Awards:10-15


*Funding Opportunity: Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund -- 
CRCF (CIT)*

In this second of two FY2014 solicitations, CRCF offers six programs 
targeting Virginia's public and private colleges and universities, the 
private sector, nonprofit research institutions, and political 
subdivisions. Programs offered this round are: Commercialization, 
Eminent Researcher Recruitment, Facilities Enhancement Loan, Matching 
Funds, SBIR Matching Funds, and STTR Matching Funds. Details on these 
programs, including eligibility requirements and submission caps, are 
provided in program-specific guidelines.

URL: www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf/fy2014-solicitation/ 
<http://www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf/fy2014-solicitation/>

Deadlines:
01/31/14:letter of intent
02/21/14:application deadline

CRCF award recipients from previous solicitations: 
www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf-awards/ 
<http://www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf-awards/>

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*Kathleen Wage Receives Funding from ONR*

Kathleen Wage of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department 
received $6K from the Office of Naval Research for her project "Partial 
Underwriting for the 2013 IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing 
Workshop".


*Nathalia Peixoto, John Cressman, & Tim Sauer Receive Funding from NSF*

Nathalia Peixoto of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, 
John Cressman of the Krasnow Institute, and Tim Sauer of the 
Mathematical Sciences Department received $360K from the National 
Science Foundation for their project "Identification and Control for 
Pattern Steering in Dynamical Networks".


*Kun Sun Receives Funding from University of Washington and US Dept. of 
the Army*

Kun Sun of the Center for Secure Information Systems received $115K from 
the University of Washington and the U.S. Department of the Army for his 
project "Modeling and Analysis of Moving Target Defense Mechanisms in 
MANET".


*Shanjiang Zhu and Mohan Venigalla Receive Funding from SUNY and US DOT*

Shanjiang Zhu and Mohan Venigalla of the Sid and Reva Dewberry 
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering 
received $191K from the Research Foundation for the State University of 
New York and the U.S. Department of Transportation for their project 
"Transportation Informatics University Transportation Center (TransInfo 
UTC): Harnessing the Power of Big Data in Support of USDOT Strategic Goals".


*Rao Mulpuri Receives Funding from NSF*

Rao Mulpuri of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department received 
$160K from the National Science Foundation for his project "A Novel 
GaN/AlGaN Nanostructure Room-Temperature Sensor for Security Applications".


*Damon McCoy Receives Funding from NSF*

Damon McCoy of the Computer Science Department received $112K from the 
National Science Foundation for his project "Ideas Lab: 
Interdisciplinary Pathways towards a Secure Internet".


*Gheorge Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, and Dorin Marcu Receive Funding from 
Oculus Info*

Gheorge Tecuci, Mihai Boicu, and Dorin Marcu of the Learning Agents 
Center received $250K from Oculus Info, Inc., for their project "nSpace2 
TIACRITIS Service Integration".


*Ken Hintz is Issued a Patent*

Ken Hintz of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department was issued 
the following patent by the US PTO.

Title: Cavity Detection
Inventors: Kenneth J. Hintz
Number: 8,599,061 B2
Issue date: December 3, 2013.

[This notice was included in my News announcement for 12/16/13, but was 
not included in the list of items at the top of the message.]

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Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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