# Grants & Contracts

## Current Research Grant and Contract Awards

**Homotopy of higher categories and operads**

Principal Investigator: Philip Hackney (math)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Amount Awarded: $42,000

Grant Period: 09/01/2021-08/31/2026

**Multi-Scale Structured Models of Infectious Disease Dynamics**

Principal Investigator: Hayriye Gulbudak (math)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Amount Awarded: $42,000

Grant Period: 09/01/2019-08/31/2024

**Algebraic structures and geometric phenomena in spaces of embeddings**

Principal Investigator: Robin Koytcheff (math)

Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund, Research Competitiveness Subprogram

Amount Awarded: $137,644.00

Grant Period: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022

**Structure and Cohomology in Fusion Systems**

Principal Investigator: Justin Lynd (math)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1902152

Amount Awarded: $135,000.00

Grant Period: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2022 (estimated), last amended 07/11/2019

**Dynamics and Evolution of Virus and Immune Response Networks**

Principal Investigator: Cameron Browne (math)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1815095

Amount Awarded: $143,738.00

Grant Period: 06/15/2018 - 05/31/2021 (estimated), last amended 05/31/2019

**Strengthening Teacher Education through Mathematics & Science Teaching Scholars in Louisiana**

Principal Investigator: Peter Sheppard (education) Co-PIs: Patricia Beaulieu (math), Kathleen Lopez (math), Pegge Alciatore (biology), Nathan Dolenc

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1439900

Amount Awarded: $1,193,309.00

Grant Period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2020 (estimated), last amended 05/02/2017

**Dixmier sets of C*-algebras**

Principal Investigator: Leonel Robert Gonzalez (math)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Amount Awarded: $42,000

Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022

**Persistence in Concrete Biological Systems**

Principal Investigator: Paul Salceanu (math)

Sponsor: Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Amount Awarded: $42,000

Grant Period: 09/01/2017-08/31/2022

**Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)**

Principal Investigator: Natalia Sidorovskaia (Physics); Co-Principal Investigator: Azmy S. Ackleh (Math), George E. Ioup (UNO), Stan A. Kuczaj (USM), David K. Mellinger (OSU), Christopher Tiemann (R2Sonic)

Sponsor: BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP-IV - Consortia Grants (Years 5-7, November 2014).

Amount Awarded: $5,200,000 ($680,000 continuation funding for 2019)

Grant Period: 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2017 extended 2019

**High-Order Computational Methods for Beams and Plates with Applications to Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems**

Principal Investigator: Longfei Li (math)

Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF) Research Competitiveness Subprogram (RCS)

Amount Awarded: $178,131

Grant Period: 06/01/2018 - 05/31/2021

## Research Grant and Contract Awards with periods that ended recently

**Homotopy Theory: Tools and Applications**

Principal Investigator: Vesna Stojanoska (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign) Co-PIs: Daniel Davis (Math), Charles Rezk (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Mark Johnson (Penn State Altoona)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1719242

Amount Awarded: $45,000

Grant Period: 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (Estimated)

**Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center - Gulf Ecological Monitoring and Modeling (LADC-GEMM)**

Principal Investigator: Natalia Sidorovskaia (Physics); Co-Principal Investigator: Azmy S. Ackleh (Math), George E. Ioup (UNO), Stan A. Kuczaj (USM), David K. Mellinger (OSU), Christopher Tiemann (R2Sonic)

Sponsor: BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP-IV - Consortia Grants (Years 5-7, November 2014).

Amount Awarded: $5,200,000

Grant Period: 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2017

**Fast algorithms for large-scale nonlinear algebraic eigenproblems**

Principal Investigator: Fei Xue (Math)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1419100

Amount Awarded: $180,000

Grant Period: 08/1/2014 - 07/31/2017(Estimated)

**Nonautonomous Structured Population Models with Application to Amphibians and Associated Diseases**

Principal Investigator: Azmy Ackleh (Math)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1312963

Amount Awarded: $235,000

Grant Period: 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016

**Louisiana Mathematics Masters in the Middle (LaM3)**

Co-Principal Investigator: Patricia Beaulieu (Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Christina Eubanks Turner (formerly Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Kathleen Lopez (Math)

Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1240054

Amount Awarded: $1,858,145.00

Grant Period: 09/15/2012 - 08/31/2017

**A Freshman Mathematics Course to Develop Quantitative Reasoning**

Principal Investigator: Kathleen Lopez (Math)

Sponsor: Louisiana Board of Regents

Amount Awarded: $50,000

Grant Period: 06/01/2014 - 06/30/2015

**Uniform Persistence in Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems with Applications to Epidemic Models**

Principal Investigator: Paul Salceanu (Math)

Sponsor: Board of Regents

Amount Awarded: $60,666

Grant Period: 06/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

**The Cutz Semigroup and the Classification of C*-Algebras**

Principal Investigator: Leonel Robert Gonzalez (Math)

Sponsor: Board of Regents

Amount Awarded: $79,392

Grant Period: 06/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

**Aspects of Parameter Estimation in Dynamical Systems with Delays**

Principal Investigator: Karyn Sutton (Math)

Sponsor: Board of Regents

Amount Awarded: $89,157

Grant Period: 06/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

**Computer Simulation Model Upgrade for Hurricane, Sea-Level, and Wetland Ecosystem Application**

Principal Investigator: Azmy Ackleh (Math)

Sponsor: US Geological Survey

Amount Awarded: $50,000

Grant Period: 09/15/2013 - 09/14/2014

**Modeling Population Dynamics with Explicit Spatial Components**

Principal Investigator: Azmy Ackleh (Math)

Sponsor: US Geological Survey

Amount Awarded: $26,500

Grant Period: 08/15/2013 - 08/14/2014

**Vermilion Parish MSP**

Principal Investigator: Victor Schneider (Math); Co-principal Investigator: Kathleen Lopez (Math)

Sponsor: US Dept of Education

Amount Awarded: $43,876

Grant Period: 07/01/2013 - 08/31/2014

**Statistical Methodology For Industrial Hygiene: Detection Limits, Reference Limit**

Principal Investigator: Thomas Mathew (UMBC); Co-Principal Investigator: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy (Math)

Sponsor: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health project number: 5R01OH003628-09

Award Amount: $1,394,064

Grant Period: 9/01/2010 - 8/31/2015

**Graphic Visualization Tool and Animation Product of Mekong River Flow, Dam Effects and Impact on Flood Security**

Principal Investigator: Azmy Ackleh (Math)

Sponsor: US Geological Survey

Amount Awarded: $169,486

Grant Period: 06/20/2011 - 06/19/2014

**ARRA: Fractional Differential and Integral Inequalities with Applications**

Principal Investigator: Aghalaya Vatsala (Math)

Sponsor: US Dept of Defense-Army

Amount Awarded: $66,444

Grant Period: 06/01/2011 - 10/31/2013

**Smooth Transition for Advancement to Graduate Education (STAGE) for Underrepresented Minorities Mathematical Sciences: A Pilot Project**

Principal Investigator: Nabendu Pal (Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Patricia Beaulieu (Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Christina Eubanks Turner (Math); Co-Principal Investigator: Aghalaya Vatsala (Math), Sponsor: NSF Award Number: 1043223

Amount Awarded: $548,880

Grant Period: 02/15/2011 - 01/31/2014

**Statistical Methodology for Industrial Hygiene: Detection Limits, Reference Limits, and Measurement Accuracy, Amnd 5**

Principal Investigator: Kalimuthu Krishnamoorthy (Math)

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Amount Awarded: $4,290

Grant Period: 06/18/2013 - 08/31/2013

**An Innovative Method for the Numerical Solution of Fractional Differential Equations and its Applications**

Principal Investigator: Aghalaya Vatsala (Math)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Amount Awarded: $9,000

Grant Period: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013