- 2009-2012: NSF grant REU: Computational Science Training at Marshall University for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Over the summers of 2010–2012, the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at Marshall University will jointly host twelve students for ten weeks of instruction and research in computational science. Each student will extend some carefully-selected and delimited aspect of his or her mentor’s research. Weekly informal meetings will be held to discuss progress and problems. Students will present the results of their research in a symposium to conclude the summer program; afterwards, they will present their research at an appropriate professional conference and will receive co-author credit for any eventual publication. In addition to performing research in a specific area, students will be instructed in practices and issues that are common to all areas of computational science.
- 2008: NSF grant proposal REU: Computational Science Training at Marshall University for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
- May-July 2007. Research on grant for the US Navy - Autonomous maritime navigation.
Covered by Huntington Herald Dispatch. Marshall U Team Works on Computer Vision Navigation.
Three Marshall University computer science students and faculty are working on a project to build a sensor suite for the United States Navy to be used on autonomous marine vehicles.
The work is being done under a $2.7 million contract from the Navy with Spatial Integrated Systems of Rockville, MD. Marshall University is a subcontractor on the project, according to a report in the Huntington, WV Herald Dispatch.
The goal of the Autonomous Maritime Navigation (AMN) project is to develop integrated hardware and software to enable ships to autonomously navigate in waterways.
The solution requires software-based data fusion from an array of sensors, including sonar, radar, GPS, and digital cameras, according to Venkat Gudivada, a professor of computer science at Marshall University's Huntington, WV campus.
The team is focusing on ways to generate 3D reference points using stereo vision to estimate the distance of obstacles, such as ocean vehicles and coastlines. The resulting system would constitute a form of computer vision that would enable a marine vehicle to steer itself clear, according to the researchers.
The three Marshall professors involved in the project are Gudivada; Joe Fuller, a professor of computer science; and Peter Saveliev, an associate professor of mathematics. The three Marshall computer science students on the project are Camden Clutter of Clarksburg, WV, Shawn Cotton of Huntington, and Brad Fitzwater of Eleanor, WV.
- 2006: grant proposal NSF BioMath.
- 2005: NASA Research Enhancement Award, sponsored by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and Marshall University. $6000 for graduate student tuition waiver and support.