Recent Grants

Proposals and Awards

  • Proposal Title: “UniversityCity Prosperity Project”

Funding Agency: USDOT
PI: Naphtali Rishe
Institutional Lead: Kenneth Jessell
Co-PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $11.4M
Duration: 2014-2017 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “Science, Mathematics, and Technology Scholars – Increasing Diversity through Mentoring”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation/S-STEM
PI: Warner
Co-PI: S.S.Iyengar, Su-Seng Pang, Zakiya S, Wilson and Neubrander
Amount: $599,940
Duration: January 8, 2011- July 31, 2015(4 Years)

  • Proposal Title: “Automated Techniques for Inferring Actionable Information from WAMI data”

Funding Agency: DARPA
PI: Supratik Mukhopadhyay
Co-PI: S.S.Iyengar
Amount:$ 415,000
Duration: (Stage 1: (Starting July 1, 2010,) $215000, Stage 2 Starting July 1, 2011)

  • Proposal Title: “NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Building an Intelligent, Uncertainty-Resilient Detection, and Tracking Sensor Network”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: S.S.Iyengar
Co-PI:Dr.J.Zhang(CS Dept) & Dr. H.C.Wu(Electrical and CS Department)
Amount:$ 350,000.00 This NSF project is a collaborative project with Purdue University($100,000(Prof. David Yau-PI)) and University of Florida ($250,000(Prof. Sahni-PI))
Duration: Starting from June 2010- June 2013 (3 Years)

  • Proposal Title: “Center of Excellence in Integrated Smart Cyber-Centric Sensor Surveillance Systems Research”

Funding Agency: Board of Regents Post-Katrina Funds
PI: Vir Phoha
Co-PI: S.S. Iyengar
Amount: $3.6 M (LSU share is $1.2 M)
Duration: Starting from 2007

  • Proposal Title: “Secure and Survivable Cyber-Centric Sensor Networks: Algorithms and Architecture Research”

Funding Agency: DoD DEPSCoR Grant
PI: Dr. Iyengar
Co-PI: Dr. Park, Dr. Hsiao-Chun Wu, Dr. Peter Chen and Dr. Phoha (LaTech)
Amount: $761,000 for 3 years (starting from July 1, 2008). This is still under negotiation.
Duration: July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2011

  • Proposal Title: “Louisiana’s Strategic Research Infrastructure Improvement Initiative (Cyber Tools)”

Funding Agency: NSF EPSCoR Grant
PI: Dr. Konsari
Co-PI: Dr. Brener, Dr. Karki, Dr. Park and Dr. Iyengar
Amount: Computer Science Dept’s share is approximately $273,000.00 (Still under negotiation).
Duration: 2007 Fall – 2010

  • Proposal Title: “Doctoral Research and Training in Information Networks for Monitoring, Assessment and Relief Activities for Natural and Man-Made Disasters”

Funding Agency: GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) from United States Department of Education
PI: E.Triantaphyllou
Co-PI: S.S. Iyengar
Amount: $126,675
Duration: Starting from 2006

  • Proposal Title: “Recruitment of Superior Students to the Doctoral Program in Areas of Distributed Sensor Networking at LSU”

Funding Agency: Board of Regents @ FSU
PI’s: Dr. S.S.Iyengar, Dr. R. Kannan, and Dr. B.B.Karki
Amount: $92,000
Duration: 4 years

  • Proposal Title: “Request for Hardware Enhancement for High Performance Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Lab in the CS Department at LSU”

Funding Agency: Board of Regents @ FSU
PI’s: E. Triantaphyllou, J. Chen, S.S. Iyengar
Amount: $45,400
Duration: 1 year

  • Proposal Title: “Development of High-Performance Sensor Networking Infrastructure- Wireless Testbed and Curriculum Innovations “

Funding Agency: Board of Regents @ FSU
PI’s: A. Wilson, A. Durresi, B. B. Karki, R. Kannan, and S.S. Iyengar
Amount: $90,000
Duration: 1 year


NSF Grants

  • Proposal Title: “Multi-University Research and Training in Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $299,998
Duration: 2011-2015 (4 years)

  • Proposal Title: “NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Building an Intelligent, Uncertainty-Resilient Detection, and Tracking Sensor Network”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $279,202
Duration: 2011-2014 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “REU SITE: ASSET: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: Niki Pissinou
Co-PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $360,000
Duration: 2013-2017 (4 years)

  • Proposal Title: “REU SITE: ASSET: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: Niki Pissinou
Co-PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $360,000
Duration: 2016-2019 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “RET in Engineering and Computer Science SITE: Research Experience for Teachers on Cyber-Enabled Technologies”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: Niki Pissinou
Co-PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $498,000
Duration: 2014-2017 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “I/UCRC: Phase II: Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: Naphtali Rishe
Co-PI: S. S. Iyengar, Scott Graham
Amount: $669,250
Duration: 2013-2018 (5 years)

  • Proposal Title: “MRI: Development of an Instrument for Acquisition, Management, and Analysis of Super-resolution Aerial Imagery”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: Naphtali Rishe
Co-PI: Abraham Kandel, S.S. Iyengar, Tao Li, Malek Adjouadi
Amount: $316,000
Duration: 2014-2017 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “FD-Multi University Research and Training in Information Assurance and Computer Security”

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
PI: S. S. Iyengar
Co-PI’s:P. Chen, J. Fernandez, R. Kannan, S.S. Pang
Amount: $443,210
Duration: 2 years (2006)

  • Proposal Title: “MRI: Development of Viz Tangibles and VizNet: Instrumentation for Interactive Visualization, Simulation, and Collaboration.”

Funding Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Program:: ITR-NSF
PI: Brygg Ullmer
Co-PI’s: Edward Seidel, S.S.Iyengar, and Stephen D.Beck
Amount: $397,121
Starting Date: September 2003
Duration: 3 years starting from September 1, 2005

  • Proposal Title: “Secure Distribution and Access in Distributed Sensor Networks”

Funding Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Program:
ITR-NSF
PI’s:
R.Kannan and S.S.Iyengar
Amount:
$400,000
Starting Date: September 2003
Duration:
3 years.

  • Proposal Title: “Sensors: Survivable Sensor Networks”

Funding Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Program: ITR-NSF
PI’s: R.Kannan and S.S.Iyengar
Amount: $200,000
Starting Date: September 1, 2003
Duration: 3 years

  • Title of the proposal: “Information Technology Training and Academic Enhancement Program for Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Undergraduate Students”

Funding Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PI: S.S.Iyengar
Co-PIs: Dr.Eyassu Woldesenbet, Connie Stelly, Dr.Sandra McGuire, Dr.FrankNeubrander
Amount:$496,604
Starting Date: January 1, 2003
Duration:3 years

  • Title of the proposal: “Real-Time Distributed Data Mining for Sensor Networks”

Funding Agency: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
PI: S.S.Iyengar
Amount:$32,659
Starting Date: September 15, 2002
Duration:1 year


Army Research Office

  • Proposal Title: “Cyber Science, Biometrics, and Digital Forensics: Workshop on Emerging Cyber Techniques and Technologies”

Funding Agency: Army Research Office
PI: S.S.Iyengar
Amount: $32,000
Duration: 2015-2016 (1 year)

  • Proposal Title: “A game theoretic approach to self-configuring, non-cooperative mobile sensors for monitoring moving targets”

Funding Agency: Army Research Office
PI: S. S. Iyengar
Co-PI: Niki Pissinou
Amount: $198,778
Duration: 2015-2018 (3 years)

  • Proposal Title: “STIR: Scientific Exploration of Cyber-Driven Dynamic, Distributed Big Data Forensics Systems”

Funding Agency: Army Research Office
PI: S. S. Iyengar
Amount: $49,984
Duration: 2016-2017 (1 year)


DARPA Grants

  • Project Title: Multi-Resolution Data Fusion using Agent-Bearing Sensors in Hierarchically-Organized Sensor Networks (MU-FASHION)Lead

Institution: Duke University
Principal Investigator (Louisiana State University): S.S.Iyengar
Other Principal Investigators: Krishnendu Chakrabarty (Duke University), Professor Hairong Qi (subcontract to the University of Tennessee)
Graduate Students: Vishnu Swaminathan (Duke) Xiaoling Wang (University of Tennessee) Qishi Wu (Louisiana State University) Lei Xu (Louisiana State University)
Technical Consultant: Ramesh Reddi, Infopike Inc
Sponsor: DARPA/ITO SensIT Program
Total Amount: $720,000 (LSU Share $250,000)
Starting Date: July 2000
Duration: 3 years
Project Summary: This project is aimed at developing several key enabling technologies for distributed sensor networking. Topics being investigated under this grant include sensor data fusion, multi-resolution fault-tolerant signal integration algorithms, active signal integration using mobile agents, sensor deployment algorithms for surveillance and target location, lightweight, energy-efficient real-time operating systems.

  • Project Title: Reliable Query Reporting In Adaptive Sensor Networks:

Analytical Framework &  ProtocolsPrincipal Investigator: Rajgopal Kannan.
Other Principal Investigators: S.S.Iyengar, Sudipta Sarangi.
Starting Date: June 2000
Duration:
June 2000September 2001
Sponsor: DARPA/ITO SensIT Program
Project Summary: This project proposes the development of the formal theory behind the analysis of the Reliable Query Reporting (RQR) problem in an adaptive sensor network. We will consider the problems of static-RQR, adaptive-RQR, and continuous-RQR by mapping them onto a graph topological domain. By qualifying the parameters governing individual and communal (group) sensor node behavior, we will derive game/decision theoretical techniques that control the actions of intelligent sensor nodes, leading to the dynamic formation of RQR topologies based on local topological decisions.

  • Project Title: “Enhancing the Quality of Routing in Data-Centric Sensor”

Networks PIs: Raj Kannan, S.S.Iyengar, and S.Sarangi
Sponsor: DOE/ORNL/U.T.Battle.
Amount: $80,000
Starting Date: September 2002
Duration: September 2002 – June 2003.

  • Project Title: “Distributed Sensor Network Design for Efficient Plume Mapping of Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Radiation Events”

PI’s: S.S.Iyengar and Raj Kannan
Sponsor: DOE/ORNL
Amount: $193,913 (awarded for one year $64,630)
Duration: 8/15/05 – 8/14/08
Project Summary: Based upon the program managers’ decision, this task has been modified to a new task with one additional PI in the area of signal processing titled.

  • Project Title: “Sensor Fusion Methods for Detection and Identification for Dispersions”

PI’s: S.S. Iyengar, Raj Kannan, and S.Wei
Duration: Starting from July 2006 to July 2008 (tentative)
Requested Amount: $200,000 Negotiations are going on between LSU and ORNL.


DOD-MURI Grants

Project Title: “Automated Self-Configuring Surveillance Networks” University Research Awards Announced by the Department of Defense (DOD) February 2, 2001, LSU has been a part of a successful 2001 DOD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program (MURI), a program designed to address large multidisciplinary topic areas for future DOD applications and Technology options.   

Sponsor: DOD-MURI
Amount: $ 1,000,000 (LSU Part $75,000)     Starting Date: February 2001
Duration: 3 years
MURI team: Sashi Phoha (Penn. State) Richard Brooks (Penn. State) S.S. Iyengar (LSU) K.Chakrabarty (Duke) S.Wicker (Cornell) Parameshwar (Univ.Wisconsin) and others.

The average funding will be $1 million per year over a three-year period. Two additional years of funding will be possible to bring the total award to 5 years. The competition drew 416 white papers, from which 158 full proposals were received. After a thorough evaluation by technical experts, 48 of these proposals were found to be suitable for funding. Dr. Phoha is the Primary Investigator.

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