Hiroki Sayama, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $374,811 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), on the project titled "Robustness and Adaptation in Morphogenetic Collective Systems". The project will be for three years.
Gretchen Mahler, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $430,547 NIH R15 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Heatlth Sciences (NIEHS), on a project titled "The Effects of Engineered Nanoparticle Ingestion on Mineral Absorption and Small Intestinal Health and Function". Nanomaterials are currently used in food and food packaging, but very little is known about the health effects of nanoparticle consumption. The goal of this project is to examine how nanoparticle ingestion affects gut microflora populations and nutrient absorption in the gastrointestinal tract.
Amber Doiron, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $418,470 NIH R21 grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on the project titled "Iron Oxide Based Polymer Nanocomplex for Functional Detection of Atherosclerosis". The project will be for two years and conducted in collaboration with Dr. Omar Z. Fisher at Temple University.
Sara Mina, a MS student in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, presented a paper titled "Endothelial to mesenchymal transformation mechanobiology: Microfluidic experiments and multiscale modeling" at the 2013 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM in Washington D.C. Sara was awarded first place in the oral presentation contest.
William Ford, a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, published a paper titled "Classifying Lung Cancer Recurrence Time Using Novel Ensemble Method with Gene Network Based Input Models" at the 2012 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference held in November 2012 in Washington D.C. His paper received a recognition as the 1st Runner-Up for the Application Award.
George Catalano was honored in the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) Honor Roll for his commitment to community service. "Professor Catalano oversees a program that enables engineering students to develop customized and creative assistive technology devices to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Not only has he helped many individuals to have better lives, he has inculcated many young engineers with the essential understanding that designers should work with people directly to understand their needs and develop products that work for them." (from STIC Fall 2012 Newsletter)
David Bassen, a junior Bioengineering major in the Watson School, is the recipient of a 2012-13 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 282 scholarship recipients nationwide selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by their colleges and universities. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
The following three student posters received Best Poster Awards
at the 2012 Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference held on April 27
& 28, 2012.
"Pacemaker Development for the Second Heart"
"Assessing Muscle Imbalances in the Lower Back"
Nicole Stroke, Rachel Engelberg, Eileen Shimizu, Richard Goettel:
"Influence of Transiently Increased Core Body Temperature on Body Mass Changes in Young Adult Women"
Ravi Mathur (Class of 2009, M.S. 2011) publishes a lead paper in the Int. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design (Vol. 4, No. 4). His paper was titled "Perturbation and candidate analysis to combat overfitting of gene expression microarray data." Collaborating with Ravi on this paper: J David Schaffer and Walker H. Land Jr. - Binghamton University, Bioengineering Department; John J. Heine, Jonathan M. Hernandez, and Timothy Yeatman - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Walker Land received the Best Paper Award at the 2011 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference, which was held on October 31 – Nov 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. His paper was titled "A New Tool for Survival Analysis: Evolutionary Programming/Evolutionary Strategies (EP/ES) Support Vector Regression Hybrid Using Both Censored/Non-Censored (Event) Data."
Collaborating with Walker on this paper; Dan Margolis – Binghamton University, SSIE Department graduate student, Xingye Qiao – Binghamton University, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences, and Ron Gottlieb, Radiologist, University of Arizona.
Christopher Paquette (Class of 2012) has won an award of $5000 for his proposal submitted to Innocentive Challenge. His proposal is to predict crop yields using machine learning techniques and blimp-sensor platforms.
Hiroki Sayama has received a $412K grant from the NSF Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovationon program on "Modeling and Predicting State-Topology Coevolution of Complex Adaptive Networks". The project will be for three years.
Hiroki Sayama received two Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants from the Division of Research of Binghamton University. One project is on "Modeling Diffusion and Adoption of Innovation over Space and Time Using Automated Model Discovery Techniques", and the other on "A System for Individual-Based Modeling Using Graphics Processing Unit Acceleration".
Hiroki Sayama, in collaboration with Thilo Gross (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany), has edited and published a book "Adaptive Networks: Theory, Models and Applications" from Springer.
Last Updated: 9/6/13