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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Ahmed Amer (computer engineering) authored a paper on data structures for predictive storage management titled "Space-Efficient Predictive Block Management." It was presented by his co-author at the International Workshop on Software Support for Portable Storage in October in Grenoble, France. Amer also had two new conference papers accepted and approved for publication. The first is on reliable data storage titled "Avoiding State-Space Explosion of Predictive Metadata with SESH," and the second is on predictive data management, entitled "Using Shared Parity Disks to Improve the Reliability of RAID Arrays." Both papers will appear in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Performance, Computing and Communications Conference in December.

Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received a one-year renewal grant of $34,385 from the State Bar of California to support the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center.

Jeffrey Baerwalk, S.J., (counseling psychology) recently presented three papers at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Conference based on his research in sensory integration, modal attention functioning, and executive processes.

Michael Carrasco and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson (chemistry) have received a three year grant of $463,320 from the National Science Foundation to support "MRI: Acquisition of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer."

Gregory Corning (political science) wrote "Between bilateralism and regionalism in East Asia: the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” which was published in The Pacific Review.

Ruth Cook (Education) has received $198,312 from the U.S. Department of Education to support "Preparing Special Educators to be Leaders in the Implementation of Effective Techniques for Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders." This is third year funding of an anticipated four-year grant. Funds awarded now total $589,823.

David DeCosse (Markkula) wrote an article titled “Conscience issue separates Catholic moral camps,” which was published in the National Catholic Reporter in November.

Fred Foldvary (economics) presented a paper on “The Private Provision of Public Goods: The History and Future of Communal Liberalism” at a conference on “Liberalism and Communal Self-Administration” in the Truman House at Potsdam, Germany, hosted by the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Liberty.

Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (bioengineering) co-authored "Simultaneous Sorting of Multiple Bacterial Targets Using Integrated Dielectrophoretic / Magnetic Activated Cell Sorter," which was presented by her co-author at the International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences in November in Jeju, South Korea.

Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) co-authored a paper titled "Small Satellites Advance Biological and Chemical Space Science," which was accepted by the National Academies Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space.

Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) and several graduate and undergraduate students in the Robotics Lab have received a NASA Ames Team Honor Award for their work involving mission operations for the NASA GeneSat-1, PreSat and PharmaSat spacecraft. The SCU team developed all communication stations and control systems used to operate these NASA spacecraft once they were launched into Orbit, and the team then used these systems to remotely operate the satellites in order to achieve their missions.

Jeanette Leach (Law School admissions) received $50,000 from the Law School Admission Council to support "Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program."

Nam Ling (computer engineering) has received a one-year, $70,000 grant from Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. to support "Predictive and Decoder-Derived Video Coding Model."

Ed Maurer (civil engineering) gave an invited talk called “New statistical downscaling techniques for California and the West” at the 6th Annual California Climate Change Research Symposium in Sacramento. He also gave a presentation titled "Translating global models to the local scale" at the Workshop on Scenarios of Future Climate, organized by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) in October in Portland, Ore.

Aaron Melman (applied mathematics) presented a talk called "Spectral inclusion sets for structured matrices" at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra in October in Monterey.

Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) presented a paper he co-authored, “Turbulent Schmidt Number Measurements in a Polymer Drag-Reduced Turbulent Boundary Layer,” in June in Seoul, South Korea. He also presented another paper he co-wrote titled “Stereo PIV Measurements of a Geometrically Modified Flame Augmentor Base,” in August in Melbourne, Australia.

Thomas Schwarz (computer engineering) co-authored a paper, titled “Maintaining and Checking Parity in Highly Available Scalable Distributed Data Structures,” which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier).

Hersh Shefrin (finance) wrote an article in Executive Briefing summarizing his book Ending the Management Illusion.

Terry Shoup (mechanical engineering) had a presentation and publication: Shoup, T. E., "An Improved Method for Predicting Minor-Axis Shear Stresses in Rectangular Shafts Under Torsion Using Optimization Polynomials," Proceedings of the 20th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

Iris Stewart-Frey (environmental studies) and Edwin Maurer (civil engineering) have received a three-year, $250,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support “Assessing the Impact of a Warmer Climate on Stream Water Quality across the Mountainous Western United States.”

William Stover (political science) co-authored an article titled “Information Technology and the Construction of Moral Reasoning, Empathy, and Affect: Crossing Time, Space, and Attitudes in Virtual Reality,” which was published in the International Journal of Science in Society.

Steven Suljak (chemistry) has received $38,548 in supplemental grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to support "Aptamers to Distinguish Functional Modification of Target Proteins by Affinity Probe Capillary Electrophonesis."

Michael Whalen (communication) showed his short documentary, A Christmas in Tent City, at the Poppy Jasper Film Festival in Morgan Hill. The short documentary revolves around Francisco Jimenez's (Spanish and modern languages) childhood as a migrant worker in the fields of California.

Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) has been elected as a Member-at-Large for a three-year term to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. A paper she co-authored called, "Transmitter and Receiver Methods for Improving Asymmetrically-Clipped Optical OFDM" was also published in the September issue of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Wendelin Wright (mechanical engineering) co-authored a paper titled "Determining Storage and Loss Moduli Using Dynamic Nanoindentation," which she presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Mechanics in June in Albuquerque. Wright also co-authored “Determination of Shear Band Velocity Using Spatially and Temporally Resolved Measurements of Strain During Quasistatic Compression of a Bulk Metallic Glass,” which was published in Acta Materialia. Wright was also the co-author for a presentation titled “Length-scale effects on plasticity and deformation modes in bulk metallic glasses” at the 7th International Conference on Bulk Metallic Glasses in Busan, South Korea.

Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures), Francisco Madriz (graduate student) and Cary Yang (electrical engineering), wrote a paper that was published in the special issue on compact interconnect models for gigascale integration.

Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) also gave a presentation called "Transport in Carbon Nanostructure" at the IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop in October in South Lake Tahoe.

Yuling Yan (bioengineering) and her co-authors presented "Acoustic and High-speed Digital Imaging Based Analysis of Pathological Voice Contributes to Better Understanding and Differential Diagnosis of Neurological Dysphonias and of Mimicking Phonatory Disorders” to the 10th Annual Conf. Int. Speech Communication Association in Brighton, UK.

Betty Young (physics) received additional subcontract funding from Case Western Reserve University that adds $89,000 to support "Super CDMS 25 kg Experiment."

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More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.This is the last edition of fyi for the quarter. The next edition of fyi will be published Jan. 15. If you have any announcements you would like to submit, please do so by Jan. 7.

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Rich Barber said on Dec 1, 2009
Rich Barber (physics), Brian McNelis (chemistry and biochemistry) and Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson (chemistry and biochemistry) co-authored a paper with 6 undergraduate researchers titled "Influence of functionalized Fullerene structure on polymer photovoltaic degradation," which was accepted for publication in Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells (Elsevier).
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