Jul 13, 2022 By Victoria Grdina
The Office of Research and Economic Development is supporting 24 research projects in 2022-23 through its Layman Awards program, which funds work that enhances a researcher’s ability to obtain external funding to support prominent scholarship.
The program offers two tracks — the Layman Seed Program, which funds new projects by early-career faculty who are nontenured at the time of submission; and the New Directions Program, which funds tenured faculty who are branching into new research directions or need funding to support pilot or developmental work toward the next step in a funded research program. Awards of up to $10,000 per application for each program are made possible by support from the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Assistant professor Qiang Liu received a Layman Seed Program award for his project, “Automated offline simulator augmentation with real-to-sim learning in mobile networks.”
Assistant professor Arman Roohi also received a Layman Seed Program award for his project, “Enabling robust quantized neural network acceleration in federated edge computing.”
Associate professor and interim Holland Computing Center director Hongfeng Yu received a Layman New Directions grant for his project, “Hierarchical knowledge-driven visual analytics for oncologic diagnosis.”
Congratulations to our faculty! View the full list of Layman Award recipients and the original story in Nebraska Today.