The Catholic University of America

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Associate Professors Hang Liu and Ozlem Kilic Receive NSF Award

Associate Professors Hang Liu and Ozlem Kilic were awarded an NSF grant entitled “Collaborative Research: Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) Aware Cooperative Dynamic Spectrum Access” in collaboration with GWU and USUHS. The CUA share is $299,998 (out of a total of $749,374) over the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017.

The NSF EARS program received 194 proposals for 134 distinct projects by the proposal submission deadline of April 18, 2014. Collaborative proposals, which are coordinated submissions from different institutions, are treated as a single project. The EARS program is a cross-directorate initiative involving the following NSF directorates: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering. Given the FY14 EARS budget of $16M, and the maximum per-award funding level of $750K, NSF expects to fund at least 22 projects, yielding a success rate of approximately 15% or better.