Monica Nicolescu - Funding

  • Intent Recognition for On-Water Adversarial Agents, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu), Amount: $900,000, March 2022 - February 2025.
  • A Personalized, Muti-Modal Interactive Robot Assistant for People with Limited Mobility, University of Nevada Reno, Research Enhancement Grant, PI, Amount: $20,000, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
  • Intent Recognition for Adversarial Groups using Dynamic, Predictive Threat Heatmaps, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu), Amount: $585,858, April 2021 - March 2024
  • REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction, National Science Foundation, Senior Personnel (PI: David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $360,000, January 2018 - December 2021.
  • From Heterogeneous Individual Capabilities to Emerging Teamwork: An Architecture for Effective Human-Agent Teams, DOD Army Research Lab, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $99,943, 05/01/2020 to 04/30/2021.
  • An Assistance, Collaboration, and Service Research Platform For Human-Robot Interaction In the Wild, Quori, Co-PI, (PI: David Feil-Seifer), March 1, 2019.
  • RET Site: Cross-disciplinary Research Experiences on Smart Cities for Nevada Teachers: Integrating Big Data into Robotics, National Science Foundation, Senior Personnel, (PI: Alexis Kostas), Amount: $581,073, September 2018 - August 2021.
  • Expanding Robotics Teaching and Experimenting, COEN Differential Fees, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Hung La, Co-PI: David Feil-Seifer, Sushil Louis, Wanliang Shan), Amount: $35,000, 2018.
  • CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation, National Science Foundation, Co-PI (PI: David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $500,000, September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2020.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Robotics Curriculum for UNR College of Engineering, Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium higher Education – Curriculum Development, Co-PI (PI: David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $44,999, September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017.
  • Long-Range Laser Sensors to Modernize Equipment, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: David Feil-Seifer, Co-PI: Hung La), Amount: $7,425, 2017.
  • Designing Collaborator Robots for Highly-Dynamic Multi-Human, Multi-Robot Teams, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $656,511, April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2019.
  • Intent Recognition for On-Water Dynamic Maritime Domains, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Terry Huntsberger - JPL), Amount: $685,355, March 2016 - February 2018.
  • Humanoid Platforms for Human-Robot Collaboration, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PIs: Mircea Nicolescu, David Feil-Seifer), Amount: $312,500, June 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015.
  • Cluster of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Kam Leang, Co-PIs: George Bebis Alan Fuchs, Miles Greiner, Yanyao Jiang, Ghassan Jabbour), 3 Faculty positions for Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Chemical and Materials Engineering, 2013.
  • Understanding Intent Using an Activation Spreading Architecture, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Sushil Louis), Amount: $590,992, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015.
  • Advanced Computer Vision, Robotics, and Visualization Algorithms For Improving Planetary Exploration and Understanding, NASA, Co-PI, (PI: George Bebis, Co-PI: Thomas Jackman), Amount: 629,872, September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2015.
  • High Throughput Tissue Microarray (TMA) Construction and Interpretation to Facilitate Biomarker Discovery - phase 2, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI, (PI: Sanford Barsky, Co-PI: Emil Geiger), Amount: $20,000, 2012.
  • High Throughput Tissue Microarray (TMA) Construction and Interpretation to Facilitate Biomarker Discovery - phase 1, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI, (PI: Sanford Barsky, Co-PI: Emil Geiger), Amount: $3,000, 2012.
  • Differential Fees Application - Robotics, University of Nevada, Reno, PI, Amount: $4151.68, 2012.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation, PI, Amount: $8,000, January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2011.
  • Context-Based Intent Understanding for Autonomous Systems in Naval and Collaborative Robotics Applications, Office of Naval Research, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Sushil Louis), Amount $543,280, August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2012.
  • Cyberinfrastructure - part of Nevada EPSCoR "Climate Change" proposal, National Science Foundation - EPSCoR, Senior Personnel (PI: Sergiu Dascalu, 2,293,893), 2008 - 2013.
  • Autonomous Intelligent Rover Design, National Science Foundation, PI, (Co-PI: Eric Wang, Jeffrey Lacombe), Amount: $29,080, August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2008.
  • An Enhanced Hands-On Learning Experience in Computer Science and Engineering, UNR Student Technology Fee Distribution, University of Nevada, Reno, PI (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Sergiu Dascalu), Amount: $11,580, June 1 2007 - October 31, 2007.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation, PI, Amount: $12,000, January 15, 2007 - December 31, 2010.
  • Special Projects - NevadaSat: University Rover Challenge, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), Co-PI (PI: Eric Wang, Co-PI: Jeffrey Lacombe), Amount: $28,501, January 1 2007 - June 30, 2009.
  • Special Projects - NevadaSat: Workforce Development, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), Co-PI (PI: Eric Wang, Co-PI: Jeffrey Lacombe), Amount: $62,500, January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008.
  • Large-Scale, Synaptically Realistic Models of Cortical Microcircuit Dynamics, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI (PI: Phillip Goodman, Co-PI: Fred Harris, Rene Doursat, Henry Markram), Amount $877,000, October 1, 2006 - September 31, 2009.
  • NevadaSat: Workforce Development, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Eric Wang, Co-PI: Jeffrey Lacombe), Amount: $62,500, October 1, 2006 - June 31, 2007.
  • A Computational Model for Intent Understanding, National Science Foundation, Co-PI (PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Co-PI: Sami Fadali, Linda Hayes, Alireza Tavakkoli), Amount: $75,600, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2008.
  • Integrating Computer Vision and Robotics Teaching Programs, UNR Instructional Enhancement Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Co-PI: George Bebis), Amount: $1,400, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007.
  • Understanding Intent Using a Novel Hidden-Markov Representation, Office of Naval Research (ONR), PI, (Co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu), Amount: $619,584, June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2009.
  • An Integrated Teaching Infrastructure for Computer Vision and Robotics, Student Technology Fee Distribution, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Mircea Nicolescu, Co-PI: Yaakov Varol), Amount: $23,200, June 1, 2006 - October 1, 2006.
  • Video Games and Robots: A Level Playing Field, Instructional Enhancement Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, Co-PI (PI: Dwight Egbert), Amount: $3,000, June 2006 - May 2007.
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation, PI, Amount: $12,000, January 15, 2006 - December 31, 2010.
  • NevadaSat: Nevada Student Satellite Program I, NASA, Co-PI (PI: Jeffrey C. LaCombe, Co-PI: Eric L. Wang) Amount: $15,000, February 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007.
  • NevadaSat: Nevada Student Satellite Program II, NASA, Co-PI, (PI: Eric L. Wang, Co-PI: Jeffrey C. LaCombe), Amount: $15,000, February 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007.
  • Bacterial sample preparation and pattern recognition development, Phase I, Nevada Nanotech Inc., Co-PI (PI: Eric Marchand), Amount: $10,000, February 1, 2006 - October 31, 2006.
  • Design and Evaluation of Methods for Robot Learning by Demonstration, National Science Foundation, Early Career Development Award (CAREER), PI, Amount: $410,000, January 15, 2006 - January 14, 2011.
  • Enhanced Pattern Recognition of Target Chemicals and Bacteria Species with a Compact Chemical Vapor Detection System, National Science Foundation, PI (Co-PI: Joseph Cline), Amount: $76,322, January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007.
  • Utilizing Fuzzy Logic for Gene Sequence Construction from Sub Sequences and Characteristic Genome Derivation and Assembly, National Science Foundation, Co-PI (PI: Gregory Vert, Co-PI: Alison Murray), Amount: $76,322, January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007.
  • Autonomous Intelligent Rover Design, National Science Foundation, PI (Co-PI: Eric Wang, Jeffrey Lacombe), Amount $76,322, January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007.
  • Virtual At Sea Training, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI: Monica Nicolescu (PI: Sushil Louis, Co-PI: Sergiu Dascalu), Amount: $416,584, October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2008.
  • Infrastructure Initiative for Cognitive Information Processing, National Science Foundation, Senior Personnel (PIs: George Bebis, Kwang Kim, Darko Koracin, Sushil Louis, Roberto Mancini, S. Sing, Yaakov Varol, Melanie Wetzel, W. Yim), Amount $200,000 (budget to Monica Nicolescu for robotic equipment out of total of $2,602,350), October 2005 - September 2008.
  • Enhanced Pattern Recognition of Target Chemicals and Detection and Selection of Bacteria Species with a Compact Chemical Vapor Detection System Utilizing Multifunctional Sensor Arrays and Selective Materials, NA-22, PI (Co-PI: Eric Marchand, Joseph Cline), Amount: $100,000, October 1, 2005 - December 31, 2007.
  • Desorption Mercury Vapor Detection, Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc & UNR, Co-PI (PI: Joseph Cline), Amount: $20,000, August 1, 2005 - May 31, 2006.
  • Robotic Platform for Security and Service Applications, Office of Naval Research, DURIP, Co-PI (PI: Philip Goodman), Amount: $210,593, May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2006.
  • Open Robotics Reference Platform, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research, PI, Amount: $1,000, May 1, 2005 - April 30, 2006.
  • Detecting the Chemical Signatures of Nuclear Proliferation with Coated, Self-Sensing Microcantilever Arrays, NA-22, Senior Personnel (PI: Jesse Adams), Amount: $450,000, October 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005.
  • Adaptive Intelligent Swarms for VAST-COVE: Virtual Training of Conning Officers in Ship Self Defense Against Small Boats, Office of Naval Research, Co-PI (PI: Sushil Louis), Amount: $220,241, July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2006.
  • Natural Interaction and Learning for Service Robotics, Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Nevada, Reno, PI, Amount: $15,000, June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2006.
  • Enhanced Robotics Curriculum for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Student Technology Fee Distribution, University of Nevada, Reno, PI (Co-PI: Yaakov Varol), Amount: $12,000, January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004.
  • A Hands-on Introduction to Robotics Using LEGO Robot Kits, Instructional Enhancement Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, PI, Amount: $3,000, January 1, 2004 - June 1, 2004.
  • A Robot Control Architecture for Tightly-Coupled and Temporally Constrained Tasks, National Science Foundation EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (NSF EPSCoR UROP), Advisor (Student: Tyler Becker), Amount: $4,000, 2020-2021.
  • A Model of Trust for Human-Robot Interactions, National Science Foundation EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (NSF EPSCoR UROP), Advisor (Student: Eric Duong), 2019-2020.
  • Nevada Undergraduate Research Award, UNR Undergraduate Research, University of Nevada, Reno, Advisor (Student: Logan Carlson), Amount: $1,800, 2018.
  • Latent Variable Models for Intrusion Detection and Intent Classification in Autonomous Vehicles, Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium, Advisor (Student: Logan Carlson), Amount: $4,000, 2018.
  • Distributed Visualization of Spiking Networks, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research Award (Student: Alexander McArther), Amount: $1,500, May 2013 - April 2014.
  • Vision-based robot localization for SPHERES, University of Nevada, Reno, Undergraduate Research Award (Student: Jared Rhizor), Amount: $1,500, May 2013 - April 2014.