Date(s) - December 01, 2023
10:40 am - 11:30 am
Weil Hall 406
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Date : Friday, December 1, 2023
Mode : In-Person
Affiliation: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Title : Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) and Related Programs/Solicitations: Funding Opportunities and Proposal Writing
Abstract : The Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) supports fundamental and innovative research in the design, operation and management of civil infrastructure that contributes to creating smart, sustainable and resilient communities at local, national and international scales. We focus on civil infrastructure as a system in which interactions between spatially- and functionallydistributed components and intersystem connections exist. In this talk, I will discuss the scope and funding opportunities in the CIS program, as well as other related programs and solicitations at NSF, including Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC)/CIVIC challenge. I will also provide general suggestions for writing NSF proposals, targeting on core programs or different solicitations, as well as EAGER, RAPID, and CAREER opportunities.
Bio : Siqian Shen is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She was an Associate Director for the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE) from 2016-2023. Prof. Shen obtained her B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 2007 and Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2011. Her research interests are in stochastic optimization, integer programming, and network optimization, with applications in energy, healthcare, transportation and logistics. She is currently rotating as a Program Director in the ENG/CMMI Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF).