SCI Faculty Members Receive Funding from Momentum Funds Program

This year, nine SCI faculty members across departments received funding from the Pitt Office of Research’s Momentum Funds program.

The Internal Funding Showcase, Fueling our Future, brings resources and recognition to faculty who are brimming with innovative ideas in both research and the classroom. The showcase provides a platform to recognize the grantees of the Pitt Research Momentum Funds and the work of other seed funding program recipients. The goal of the showcase is to help spread enthusiasm for interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across our campus, into the community, and beyond.

Momentum Teaming Grants

Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development - A Multidisciplinary Consortium between the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and North Carolina State University
Daniel Mosse, School of Computing and Information; Brandon Grainger, Swanson School of Engineering; Paul Ohodnicki, Swanson School of Engineering; Rabikar Chatterjee, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Reducing Language Obstacles that Deaf Students Face when Developing Scientific Competencies
Malihe Alikhani, School of Computing and Information; Richard Boyce, School of Medicine; Sheila Pratt, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; David Boone, School of Medicine; Kenneth De Haan

Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies
Diane Litman, School of Computing and Information; Daqing He, School of Computing and Information; Kevin Ashley, School of Law; James Anderson, RAND Institute for Civil Justice

Understanding the Role of the Brain in Race/Ethnicity Based Stressors and Behavioral Challenges Among Youth of Color
Seong Jae Hwang, School of Computing and Information; Jaime Hanson, Dietrich School of Arts & Science; Jaime Booth, School of Social Work

Momentum Seeding Grants

Community-centric Building of Digital Infrastructures Against Systemic Oppression: G2A Police Misconduct Complaint Support System
Yu-Ru Lin, School of Computing and Information; Sera Linardi, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Detailed unemployment and the resilience of urban workers
Morgan Frank, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information

Physics-guided Machine Learning for Scientific Knowledge Discovery
Xiaowei Jia, School of Computing and Information

Embracing Heterogeneity in Modern GPUs
Xulong Tang, School of Computing and Information


Learn more about the Pitt Internal Funding Showcase.