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Research Grants

  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Advanced Computing, Reda Ammar (PI), Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Shengli Zhou, Jun-Hong Cui, and Steven Demurjian, Department of Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Advanced Computing, 8/09-8/12, $522,624.
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Clean Energy, Mun Choi (PI), Reda Ammar, Baki Cetegen, Peter Luh, A.F.M. Anwar, , Michael Accorsi, C. Barry Carter and Prabhakar Singh, Department of Education, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: Clean Energy, 8/09-8/12, $522,624.
  • Establishing Energy and Nanotechnology Undergraduate Tracks in Faculty of Engineering, Mun Choi (PI) and Reda Ammar, King Abdulaziz University, 7/09-6/10, $107,069.
  • “Blind Source Separation,” Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, September 15, 2008 - August 20, 2010, $15,000.
  • "The Effects of Impurities on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability", DOE, $1.9 M, Investigator, January 2007-January 2011.
  • "High Performance Techniques for Remote Sensing", PI: R. Ammar, CO-PI: S. Rajasekaran, Egyptian PI: Salwa Nassar (ERI) and Egyptian Co-PI: El-Desouki (NARSS), $180K, NSF, 9/07-8/09.
  • "ITR: Information Extraction from Massive Data Set", $1.206,003, NSF-ITR,  PI: Rajasekaran, Investigator: Reda A. Ammar, September 2004-August 2009.
  • Botnet Detection and Mitigation," senior investigator, with PI: A. Kiayias and co-PIs: S. Demurjian and S. Rajasekaran, DHS/Sonalysts, July 2007 - July 2009, $110,046.
  • "Performance Based Restructuring of Distributed Object Oriented Software", NSF and Egypt-USA fund, $59,844, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI: Ayman El-Dousky (Egypt) September 2006-August 2008
  • "Deployment of Distributed Applications in High Performance Computer Environment", Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, $15,000, August 2006-August 2008.
  • "Real-Time Architecture for High Speed Inspection," (with co-PIs: I. Greenshields and H. Sholl), DAPCO, September 2001-August 2008, $285,047.
  • "Women in Development", CO-PIs, Boris Bravo and Elizabeth Mehan, Investigator: Reda Ammar,  ALO (USAID), $192,000, September 2005-August 2008.
  • "1st Workshop on High Performance Computing for Remote Sensing and Climate Predication", PI: Greenshields, Co-PIs: Ammar, Rajasekaran and Seth, Egyptian PI: El-Desouki (NARSS), Co-PIs: Nassar (ERI) and Sherif (Cairo University), $71K ($47,721 for UConn from NSF) May 2008.
  • "An Advanced Multi-Core Micro-Server Development System," (with co-PI: S. Rajasekaran), Advanced Virtual Engine Test Cell, Inc., March 2007-May 2008, $100,000.
  • Performance-Based Re-Structuring of Distributed Object-Oriented Computation for Clusters", Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, $15,000, June 2006-May 2008.
  • "Integrate Bioinformatic Center of Cellular Biology," (with PI:  D-G. Shin), National Institutes of Health, May 2002-April 2008, $1,103,812.
  • Reverse Engineering DCP2 Requirements, State of Connecticut Department of Information Technology.  PI: Gokhale, co-PIs: Ammar and Demurjian, July 2007 - January 2008, $36,648.
  • "Advanced Multicore Microserver Project," (with co-PI: S. Rajasekaran), Pratt and Whitney, September 2006-December 2007, $25,000.
  • "Efficient Scheduling Strategies for Real-Time Applications in Cluster Environments with Possible Processor failure" NSF and Egypt-USA fund, $59,904, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI: Ayman El-Dousky (Egypt) September 2004-August 2007.
  • "A Distributed Computation Model for Aircraft Diagnosis and Prognosis", Pratt and Whitney, $18,000,  Reda Ammar and Rajasekaran, Fall 2005.
  • "Master of Science in Information Technology and Entrepreneurship: Creating Synergies between IT and Business", Co-Pis, Reda Ammar and Boris Bravo, ALO (USAID), $99,914, September 2003-August 2005.
  • "Optimization of The Computation Model for the Extreme Loading System" Applied Science International, $4,961, summer 2005.
  • RAMSys: A Metacomputing System", NSF, $29,700, PI: Ian Greenshields and CO-PI: Reda Ammar and Ayman El-Desouki (ERI, Egypt), April 2002-March 2005.
  • Transformation Spaces: Specification and Characterization", PI: Ian Greenshields, Co-PIs: (six Co-PIs including Reda Ammar),  $500,000, DARPA, January 2004-December 2004.
  • "A Software Architecture for System Level Performance Analysis", NASA/University of Hartford, PI:Reda Ammar, $5,000, July 1st, 2004-September 30th, 2004.
  • "Very Fast Modeling Tools for Fuel Cells", $68,471, PI: Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Co-PI: Reda Ammar Army Phase II micro/miniature/portable fuel cell, January 2003-December 2004.
  • "Efficient Query Processing in Heterogeneous Distributed Database System", Egypt, $12,000, September 2002-August 2004.
  • "Real-Time Scheduling of Task Graphs on Grid Computing", NSF and Egypt-USA fund, $50,000, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI: Ayman El-Dousky (Egypt) September 2002-August 2004.
  • "Performance-oriented Design of Real-time System", NSF and Egypt-USA fund, $50,000, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI:  Dr. Salwa Nassar (Egypt), September 2000-August 2003.
  • "Academic Scholarship Program in Computer Engineering", NSF, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI: Mehdi Anwar, $197,988, July 2001-June 2003.
  • "Performance Models for PC based and embedded software applications", GE Funds, $114,676, PI: Reda Ammar, Co-PI: Howard Sholl, January 2001-December 2002.
  • "Performance Modeling of Object Oriented Software System",  $8,628, School of Engineering, Spring 2002.
  • "Compiler Design to Maximize Distributed Object Performance", Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau, $10,000, August 2000-June 2002.
  • "Multi Service Network", Reda Ammar, UConn Research Foundation, $750, July 2000- July 2001.
  • "Workshop on IT in Network Based Environment", NSF, $36,500, March 2000 - February 2001.
  • "Information Processing Grid", Ian Greenshields, Reda A. Ammar, and Robert McCartney, UConn -School of Engineering, $25,250, January 2000-December 2000.
  • "Computer Networking Laboratory", Ian Greenshields and Reda A. Ammar, UConn -School of Engineering, $42,970, January 2000-December 2000.
  • Preparation Grant Proposal to Stimulate Competitive Aerospace Research in Connecticut", NASA, one of the five thrust leaders and a member of a large group of Connecticut researchers,  $450,000, June 1, 1999- May 31, 2001.
  • "System Synthesis Environment", DARPA, with  Howard Sholl and Ramesh Reddi (INFOPIKE, Inc., Norwich, Connecticut), $750K, June 1998 - June 2000.
  • "Distributed, Real-Time Computer Systems for High Speed Analysis and Pattern Recognition Using 3-dimensional Ultrasonic-Based Information", Pandrol & Jackson Industry, $372,000 joint with Howard A. Sholl, from June 1, 1992 to May 31, 1998.
  • "High Speed Real-Time Computing Techniques for Analysis of Three Dimensional Ultrasonic Data" Parallel Computing", Connecticut DED and Dapco Industries, $287,316, with Howard Sholl and John Roulier, September 1, 1995 - December  31, 1997.
  • "System Synthesis Environment", DARPA, $99,000 with Howard Sholl and Ramesh Reddi (INFOPIKE, Inc., Norwich, Connecticut), October 1996 - March 1997.
  • "Performance Modeling and Analysis of the I/O stations of a Computer Network", $16,000 ($12,000 to cover the cost of Dr. Mahmoud Abdel Allah as a post-doctor and  $4,000 for the University of Connecticut), The Egyptian Government, September 1996  to March 1997.
  • "Efficient execution of Parallel Structures", Research Foundation,  $9,154, January 1996 - May 1997.
  • "Digital Logic Design in Product Development & Manufacturing", Engineering Academy of Southern New England, $23,000 with Keith Barker,  June 1, 1995 - May 31, 1996.
  • "Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Analysis: Continued Development of the Freshman Engineering Sequence", Engineering  Academy of Southern New England, $109,909,  A member in the Principal Team (2 Co-PI and 9 Principal Team members),  June 1, 1995 - May 31, 1996.
  • "Performance Prediction Software for Parallel Computing", CII/SCA, $14,920, with Howard Sholl, January 1, 1995 - December 31, 1995.
  • "High Performance Simulation for Molecular Dynamics", The Booth Research Center, University of Connecticut, $5,000, January 1, 1995 - August 1, 1995.
  • "Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Analysis", Engineering Academy of Southern New England, $147,000, A member in the Principal Team (2 Co-PI and 9 Principal Team members), June 1, 1994 - May 31, 1995.
  • "Interdisciplinary Capstone Design Project Scheme", Engineering Academy of Southern New England, $10,000 with Keith Barker,  June 1, 1994 - May 31, 1995.
  • "Provision Technical Service", The Futures Group, $28,763, with Howard Sholl, June 1, 1994 - December 31, 1994.
  • "Technical Standards for Software Systems", The Futures Group, $20,008 from January 25, 1993 to May 31, 1993.
  • "Distributed, Real-Time Computer Systems for High Speed Analysis and Pattern Recognition Using 3-dimensional Ultrasonic-Based Information", $140,947, with Howard A. Sholl, and John A. Roulier, from January 22, 1990 to May 31, 1992.
  • "Dynamic, Fault-tolerant Mapping of Algorithms onto Parallel Processing Architectures", with Krishna R. Pattipati, University of Connecticut, Research Foundation, $17,049, from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 1991.
  • "A Design and Modeling Environment to Develop Real-Time Distributed Software", University of Connecticut, Research Foundation, $6,727, from June 1, 1990 to May 31, 1991.
  • "CISE Research Instrumentation - Re-configurable, Parallel Computer System", National Science Foundation (NSF), $57,015, joint with G. Beshers, L. Lipsky, P. Luh, K. Pattipati, J. Roulier, H. Sholl, and C. Tung., from August 15, 1989 to January  31, 1991.
  • "Parallel Computing Research Facility", Department of  Higher Education (DHE), $157,249 joint with G. Beshers, L. Lispky, P. Luh, M. Neumann, K. Pattipati, J. Roulier, H. Sholl and C. Tung., the FY 1989-1990.
  • "An Intelligent Database Optimizer", $6,460, University of Connecticut Research Foundation, starting May 31, 1989, From January 1989 to December 31 1989.
  • "Architecture Assessment of Very Massively Acoustic Architecture" Naval Underwater System Center (NUSC) at New London, $40,000 shared with H. Sholl and L. Lipsky, from September 1, 1988 to August 31, 1989.
  • "Architecture Assessment of Very Massively Acoustic Architecture" Naval Underwater System Center (NUSC) at New London, $40,600 shared with H. Sholl and L. Lipsky, from January 1, 1988 to August 31, 1988.
  • "High Performance Parallel/Distributed Software Analysis and Design", University of Connecticut Research Foundation grant, $ 15,000, from January 1, 1988 to December, 1988.