Liu, Roohi, Yu receive Layman Awards

Jul 13, 2022      By Victoria Grdina

Qiang Liu, Arman Roohi, and Hongfeng Yu
Qiang Liu, Arman Roohi, and Hongfeng Yu

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