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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Mark Aschheim (Civil Engineering) had a paper published online: Aschheim, M., Gil-Martin, L.M., and Hernández-Montes, E. Proportioning of Reinforced Concrete Column Sections,” Engineering Structures. He also had a peer-reviewed book chapter published: Dhillon, Carla, and Aschheim, M. (2010). “Natural Building Systems and Materials,” in Sustainability Guidelines for the Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers. Furthermore, Aschheim had a paper accepted for publication: Gil-Martin, L.M., Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Pasadas-Fernández, M., “Recent developments in optimal reinforcing of RC beam and column sections,” Engineering Structures.
Rose Marie Beebe (Modern Languages) and Robert Senkewicz (History) have written the lead-off essay for a new volume, “Alta California: Peoples in Motion, Identities in Formation,” published by the University of California Press. Their essay is entitled, “What They Brought: the Alta California Franciscans Before 1769.”
Katerina Bezrukova (Psychology) was awarded a Roelandts Fellow grant from the Center for Science, Technology, and Society for her work (with students Shama Arakeri and Shivani Sharma) to explore how creativity emerges in virtual teams.
Rance DeLong (Computer Engineering) presented "Polymorphic Protection Profiles" at the 11th International Common Criteria Conference in Antalya, Turkey on Sept. 21.
Dennis Gordon (Political Science) was selected chair of the Academic Advisory Board for the Foundation for International Education based in London.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (Bioengineering) is one of the six investigators in a multi-investigator proposal, "Advanced Bioscience Initiative," awarded by K.M. Keck Foundation totaling $250,000.
Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) delivered a seminar, "Next Generation Video Compressionand Our Research," invited by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Singapore Chapter and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on Dec. 13.
Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) presented a talk on Nov. 16 (“The Profile of an Engineer of a Jesuit University: Competencies and Abilities”) in Cordoba, Argentina,at a meeting of Latin American deans of Jesuit universities. At the APS/DFD Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif, he presented “Ignition, Flame Structure and Near-Wall Burning in Transverse Hydrogen Jets in Supersonic Crossflow,” which he co-wrote. He also presented a poster, “Visualizing Supersonic Inlet Duct Unstart Using Planar Laser Rayleigh Scattering.” Additionally, Mungal presented five papers at the AIAA-ASM 49th Aerospace Sciences Meeting Jan. 4-7 in Orlando, Fla. They are: “The Role of Local Base Cavities in an Augmentor Bluffbody Flameholder,” “Supersonic Inlet Duct Unstart Induced by Fuel Jet Injection,” “Ignition and Near-Wall Burning in Transverse Hydrogen Jets in Supersonic Crossflow,” “Development of an Optically Accessible Model Scramjet Combustor for Laser-Based Diagnostics,” “CFD Aided Development of an Experimental Setup to Investigate Internal Supersonic Combustion.”
Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (Electrical Engineering) had an invited paper for presentation at the 2010 IEEE Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Annual Summit and Conference (ASC) which took place Dec. 12-17 in Singapore. The paper is titled, "On the performance of Affine Projection Algorithm and Normalized LMS Algorithm."
Elspeth Rossetti and Elizabeth Thompson (Career Center) gave a presentation at the annual conference of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers in Newport Beach in December. It was entitled "The Courage to Be Creative: Revitalizing Career Center Work.”
Amy Shachter (Chemistry) has received a $75,000 subcontract from the University of California, Santa Cruz to support "The Bio-Info-Nano Research and Development Initiative at NASA Ames."
Sukhmander Singh (Civil Engineering) gave a keynote presentation, “Investigation of a Complex Slide in an Earthdam Embankment,” at An International Symposium on Forensic Approach to Analysis of GeoHazard Problems in December in Mumbai, India.
Katie Wilson (Electrical Engineering) co-wrote a paper, “SCFDE with Space-Time Coding for IM/DD Optical Wireless Communication,” which was accepted to the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2011 for March 28-31 in Cancun, Mexico.
Mu Xia (OMIS) co-authored a paper, "Content Popularity in a Peer-to-peer Music Sharing Community: A Network Perspective," which won the Best Paper Award at Workshop on e-Business in St. Louis on Dec. 11.
Cary Yang (Electrical Engineering, Center for Nanostructures) was the banquet speaker at the IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits held in Hong Kong Dec. 15-17.    
More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.


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