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Funded Proposals to Date

  • Florida Energy Super Center
    • Director and PI for “ Generation Capacity Expansion in a Deregulated Power Market." Funding amount : $98,000 (2009-2010).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Director and PI for Phase 2 of “ Students, Teachers, And Resources in the Sciences (STARS2): An NSF GK-12 Fellows Project." (PI: O. G. Okogbaa, Co-PIs: A. Savachkin, G. Centeno, L. Hunnicutr, A. Kumar, and B. Townsend). Funding amount : $1,688,000 (2007-2011).
  • Army's Research, Development & Engineering Command
    • Principal investigator for “Economic Sequential Probability Ratio Test Approach to Enhance Surveillance Alert Utility of BioDefend.” Funding amount $176,000 . (Co-PIs: J. Zayas Castro, K. Reeves, 2006-2007).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal investigator for “Economic Reliability of Deregulated Power Markets: A Machine Learning Model for Design and Assessment.” Funding amount $210,000 . (Co-PIs: K. M. Ramachandran (mathematics), L. A. Martin-Vega (industrial engineering), R. E. Fehr (electrical engineering), 2004-2007).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal investigator for “SENSORS: Development and Testing of Practical Algorithms for Online Interpretation of Sensor Data through Wavelet Decomposition.” Funding amount $200,000 . (Co-PIs: Ashok Kumar, USF, Mechanical Engineering; A. N. V. Rao, Mathematics), (2003-2005).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal investigator for “Collaborative Research: A Simulation Based Computational Approach using Machine Learning to Study Stochastic Business Games." Funding amount $310,001 (USF's share 210,001). (Co-PI: Sudeep Sarkar, USF; Collaborative PI : Abhijit Gosavi, SUNY, Buffalo , NY .) (2001-2003).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Co-Director/Co-PI for “ Students, Teachers, And Resources in the Sciences (STARS): An NSF GK-12 Fellows Project. (Director/PI: O. G. Okogbaa, Co-PIs: G. Centeno, K. Blair, A. Kumar, L. Martin-Vega and B. Townsend). Funding amount : $1,500,000 (2002-2006); Director/co-PI for phase two of the project funded for $1,688,000 (2007-2011).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Co-PI for project titled “Resources In support of Excellence (RISE): A USF/NSF Computer Science, Engineering, & Mathematics Scholarship Program." PI: O. Geoffrey Okogbaa. Other Co-PIs: Brenda L. Townsend (education), Chris P. Tsokos (mathematics), Rafael A. Perez (engineering). Funding Amount: $400,000 (2003-2006).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal Investigator for “2001 NSF Design, Manufacturing & Industrial Innovation Research Conference,” at Tampa . 2000-2001. Funding amount $249,600 . (Co-PI: O. Geoffrey Okogbaa). (Received an additional $10,000 from the Cirent Semiconductor, Orlando, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.)
  • National Science Foundation
    • Co-Principal Investigator for "Development and Evaluation of Preventive Maintenance Management for Multi-Unit Systems Under Transient State ,” 1995-1998. Funding amount $157,000 . (P.I. O. Geoffrey Okogbaa)
  • Florida Department of Citrus
    • Co-Principal investigator for "Citrus Sampling Systems Evaluation,” 1995-99. Funding amount $ 384,670 . (PI: William Miller, Co-PI: Richard Gilbert).
  • Florida Department of Citrus
    • Principal investigator for "Flip Gate Sampler Evaluation for Grape Fruit,” 1999-2000. Funding amount $ 22,885 . (Co-PI: William Miller, Co-PI: Richard Gilbert).
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal Investigator for "Kanban Controlled Serial Transfer Lines with Machine Failures and Limited Repair,” NSF Research Initiation Award , 1991-1994. Funding amount $ 60,000.
  • National Science Foundation
    • Principal Investigator for "Research Experiences in Manufacturing for Undergraduates,” REU Grant, 1993. Funding amount $10,000.
  • Research Council and Division of Sponsored Research, USF
    • Principal Investigator for "Optimal Design of Control Charts for Manufacturing.” Research and Creative Scholarship Grant Programs. Funding amount $7,500, 1995.
  • Florida Department of Transportation
    • Co-Principal investigator for "An Assessment of Transit Systems Modeling in the State of Florida ,” 1995. Funding amount $29,323 . (PI: Ram Pendyala, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, USF).
  • Association for Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing
    • Co-Principal Investigator for "Development of a Model for the Delivery of Improved Prenatal Care.” Funding amount $4,000 , 1995. (PI: Lois Lowry, Nursing; Co-PI: Anita Callahan, IMSE.)
  • Medical Toxicology Consultants
    • Co-Principal Investigator for "Drug and Alcohol Testing Technical Assistance,” 1994 (Funding $17,363 ). (PI: Dr. Tom Miller, CUTR, USF).
  • Graduate School of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "Reliability of Multistage Production Systems Controlled by Automated Visual Inspection,” Fourth Quarter Research Grant, 1991. Funding amount $5,000.
  • Graduate School of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "A Markov Renewal Model for Optimal Preventive Maintenance Policies,” Funded University Research, 1991. Funding amount $5,750.
  • Graduate School of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "Design and Maintenance of Repairable Systems,” Special Research Initiative Grant, 1991. Funding amount $13,665.
  • Office of the President of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "Software for off-line Quality Control Laboratory,” Excellence in Undergraduate Education Program Grant, 1991. Funding amount $ 3,180.
  • Graduate School of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "Patrolling Repairman Systems: Cost Analysis of Service Schedules,” Fourth Quarter Research Grant, 1990 . Funding amount $ 2,000.
  • Graduate School of SIUE
    • Principal Investigator for "Performance Analysis of Transfer Lines Under Limited Repair Availability,” Funded University Research Grant, 1990 . Funding amount $ 5,313