Contracts & Grants

Externally-Funded Projects as PI

  1. PI: “CRII: CHS: Understanding Gesture User Behavior in Augmented Reality Headsets.” $175,000. NSF CRII NSF 19-579. 2019. Submitted: 08/14.2019. Status: Awarded.
  2. PI: “CCRI: Planning: Collaborative Research: Low-Latency for Augmented Reality Interactive Systems (LLARIS).” $100,000. NSF 19-512 CCRI. Collaborative proposal between CSU, Tennesse Tech, and University of Nebraska Omaha. Submitted: 01/09/2020.
  3. PI: “Fused Augmented Realties with Synthetic Vision (FAR/SV) Systems for Ground Forces VR Rehab, Inc.”,$283,000. ONR subAward via VRR. 07/23/2019 – 04/30/2023. Status: Active.
  4. PI: “NIH-NIDA SUD Challenge – BioBrace VR: Bio-Interactive Device with Personalized Avatar Therapy for SUD”. $10,000. Awarded to BioMagic VR, Inc. (spawn from FIU) in preparation for STTR/SBIR. Status: Completed.
  5. PI: “NSF SBIR Phase IIA: 2.5D Extensions to Braille-based User Interaction”. Polymer Braille Inc. $105,000. Award AWD000000006592, Project No: 800007091. May-18-2016. (Sub-Award). 04/18/16–04/17/17. Status: Completed.

Externally-Funded Projects as coPI

  1. co-PI “FW-HTF-P: Optimizing Long-Term Human Performance in FutureWork.”, $150,000. NSF, BCS 1928502. Program: Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Allocation funds to Computer Science Department: ˜80%, including 1 GRA for 3-4 semesters, supplies, and faculty effort. PI: Benjamin Clegg, Psychology, CSU. 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020. Status: Active.
  2. co-PI “Communication through Gestures, Expression, and Shared Perception.” CWC DARPA Award via DOD-ARMY. co-PI as of Fall 2019. $2,133,844. 07/31/2015 – 07/30/2020. PI: J. Ross Beveridge, Computer Science, CSU. Status: Active.
  3. co-PI: Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2), University of South Florida. “Using a Cyberlearning Environment to Enhance Critical Cybersecurity Education”. $100,000. 2017. PI: Peter Clarke, Computer Science, FIU. Status: Completed.

Externally-Funded Projects as Investigator or role other than PI or coPI

  1. I: “Post-Occupancy Engagement: Exploring Augmented Reality Technology as a Tool for Assessing and Enhancing Efecctiveness of Building Design Strategies.” $9,989. Awarded by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). PI: Leah Scolere, Interior Design, CSU. 10/10/2019 – 07/01/2020. PI: Leah Scolere, Interior Design, CSU. Use of funds: %˜ 50 of award will be used for a Computer Science student. Status: Active.
  2. I: “Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, Summer Grant”. $3,000. 2016.
  3. I: “IUCRU CAKE additional membership fees from OverIT (Italian-based company)”. $3,000. June, 2016.
  4. I: “IUCRU CAKE membership fees from OverIT (Italian-based company)”. $5,000. June, 2016.
  5. I: “IUCRU CAKE membership fees from Polymer Braille Inc”. $5,000, June, 2016.

Externally-Funded Gifts or Donations

  1. Boettcher Foundation, $500.00 gift to Francisco R. Ortega for Virtual Reality Soccer for Concussions. 2019.

Internally-Funded Awards

  1. I: “Development of VR Applications for Education and Training”. $18,117. Awarded by Provost Miranda, Digital Learning Initiative. 01/07/2020 – 06/30/2021. PI: Pedro Boscan, Veterinary School, CSU. Status: Active.
  2. I: “Support for Veterinary VR Application”, $24,000. Awarded by College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) IT governance. Partial salary for VR Developer. 2019. PI: Pedro Boscan, Veterinary School, CSU. Status: Active.
  3. PI: CSU Graduate School. Student Recruitment Mini-Grant. “UTEP Recruitment to CSU”$500. Awarded Nov, 2019.
  4. PI: OVPR Special Research Award. $26,644. Awarded Nov, 2019.
  5. CSU Cybersecurity Center. Created a course, Introduction to Digital Forensics. One month salary for. ˜$12,000 (including fringe). Summer 2019.
  6. PI: CSU Graduate School. Student Recruitment Mini-Grant. “FIU Recruitment to CSU”$500. Awarded Nov, 2018.
  7. I: FIU. Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Mini-Grant 2018. $2,500. Awarded Aug, 2018.