The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has announced the following research grants awarded to university faculty and staff in April and May 2023.
Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Small: Supporting Privacy Negotiation Among Multiple Stakeholders in Smart Environments
$249,500 – National Science Foundation
- Michael Zimmer, associate professor of computer science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
- Abstract: Internet-of-Things devices are increasingly used in shared spaces where different stakeholders (such as homeowners, guests, children, bystanders, et al.) might have different privacy expectations. The overarching research question of the project is: how do different stakeholders negotiate their privacy needs in real-world smart environments? The findings will inform solutions that help people manage and negotiate their privacy in complex smart home environments.
Advancing Alcohol and Violence Research: Developing New Partnerships and Sharing Learnings
$43,066 – Medical College of Wisconsin
- Aleksandra Snowden, associate professor of social and cultural sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
- Abstract: This project aims to address community-level violence and firearm violence and their intersection with alcohol. Addressing violence must be a priority because scientific research tells us that violence is neither evenly nor randomly distributed. Instead, it is extremely concentrated along certain city blocks, in selected neighborhoods, communities, and cities, suggesting that a wide array of health inequities already exist across Wisconsin communities. As such, the target population to be impacted by this study are vulnerable communities that suffer from disproportionate levels of interpersonal violence.
- Marquette biological sciences professor receives USDA funding to increase cold tolerance in rice for an earlier planting season (Dr. Michael Schlappi)
- Occupational therapy professor awarded department’s first NIH grant (Dr. Sam Nemanich)
- Physical Therapy’s Schindler-Ivens receives $420,000 NIH grant (Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens)