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By Admin (on 3/16/2010 @ 11:23:24, in Professional Development, read 2038 times)

The Spring 2009 Professional Development schedule has been posted to the Research SharePoint site.  Please check SharePoint for the times and locations of the following opportunities.

  • Participant Costs – Thursday, March 19th
  • Audit Survival – Tuesday, March 31st
  • Proposal Writing – Tuesday, April 7th
  • Budget Preparation – Wednesday, April 8th
  • Subcontract Process – Thursday, April 23rd
  • Award Closeout – Tuesday, May 5th
  • Routing Form – Wednesday, May 13th
  • Research Jeopardy – Thursday, May 21st
Come hear how to effectively and efficiently manage your sponsored funding.

Please register for the above opportunities on the Research SharePoint site.  The link to the training page of the Research site is:  Once at the site, click New on the menu bar just under the Training Registration title.  Complete the requested information and click OK.

Continue to check the SharePoint site for any additions or corrections to the above list.

If you have any questions please contact Carol Mitton at extension 5546 or

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By Admin (on 3/1/2010 @ 10:47:20, in Professional Development, read 1850 times)

On Wednesday March 3rd, the Office of Research will be holding a training session on the new SharePoint Routing Form.  The session will be held in ENG 317 at 10 a.m.  The training will last an hour.  If you have already completed the form but have questions, this training is a good opportunity to ask those questions or to just obtain more information on the form.  If you have not completed the form but plan on it, the training is a good time to check out the new electronic form.  A USB drive will be given to one of the attendees at the end of the training.

If you plan on attending, please register by following this link:  Professional Development Registrations - New Item.  Click New on the menu bar to add a new item.  Complete the requested information and click OK.  You will receive a confirmation email.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol Mitton at extension 5546 or

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By Admin (on 2/15/2010 @ 10:45:29, in SPAWAR, read 2435 times)

In a recent email I mentioned that we had an opportunity to compete for a new SPAWAR contract vehicle that would complement our existing vehicle by providing a more direct method for SSC LANT to work with our faculty on research projects of interest. I provided the list of competencies (or expertise) they were seeking.  I appreciate all of you who have responded so far and if you wish to provide a response on the other competencies, please do so by this Friday.  As of now, I have three competencies for which I either have no or minimal information.  If you have any background in any of these three areas please provide a short (three sentence or so) description of the project you worked on or special knowledge you have.  Thanks for any assistance.  I need this back ASAP or at least by this Friday.  Happy Mardi Gras!

3.1.10 Embedded systems design particularly in areas of power efficiency and mission-designed system-on-chip (SoC) and executable architectures

3.1.11 Packaging Methods such as effects of shock and vibration and advanced concepts in cooling

3.1.14 Safety in areas such as lightning protection effects of radio frequency radiation

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By Admin (on 2/11/2010 @ 10:44:45, in Internal Grant Program, read 2362 times)

As part of the application for the Office of Research Summer Research Program, you must complete and submit an electronic routing form.  On the routing form, please select UNO Research and Sponsored Programs as the sponsor and “Internal” for both the Source of Funds and Award Type.  The Preferred Submission Method should be left at the default value.  Finally,  you do not need to attach sponsor guidelines; please check the appropriate box in Section 7.  If you have any questions about completing the form, please contact Liz Gordon at or extension 6669.

Below are the deadlines for proposal submission:

                SCoRE and CEO                 Friday, February 19, 2010

                SUE                                        Monday, February 22, 2010

Please note that we have extended the deadline to apply to the SCoRE and CEO programs to Friday, February 19th.  Happy Mardi Gras!

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By Admin (on 2/11/2010 @ 10:43:45, in ORSP Newsletter, read 2310 times)
Attached please find the UNO ORSP Spring 2010 Newsletter with the usual array of interesting articles and research facts.

Attached File:  SPRING 2010 Newsletter.pdf

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By Admin (on 2/9/2010 @ 10:40:49, in SPAWAR, read 2678 times)

A year and a half ago UNO received a SPAWAR contract amounting to nearly $50M over 5 years.  That contracting vehicle provides a mechanism for state and federal agencies to direct funds to the University and to our local and national business partners.  To date we have used $10M of the contract.  That contract was recently renewed for another year and we will continue to work to find state and federal awards to put into the contract to benefit campus researchers and aid local economic development.

Recently SSC LANT CHARLESTON has issued a new RFP for another contract vehicle.  This one is for $28M over 5 years.  This contract vehicle targets university researchers and the fields/disciplines identified in the RFP is narrower than the existing contract.  We anticipate that different sources of funds will use each contract vehicle so that the University will be able to increase funding if we are successful in competing for this RFP.

Attached [and given below], please find the list of disciplines/research areas that are included in the new RFP.  The University must show competency in all areas to be awarded the contract.  Please identify all areas that you have research competency in.  For every area please indicate:

Dr. (or Professor) ______________ has demonstrated competency by publishing __ papers and __ conference presentations in the area of [list specific area of competency as listed in the attached].  Dr. _________ has received ___ research grants in this area totaling $___.   Specific research projects include:

Please feel free to provide the information in either this format or whatever format you wish.  A few of the competencies are not amenable to this kind of format, please use any format as long as it will be clear to an external reviewer that the competency has been met. We will rewrite it into the jargon common for such responses to RFPs.  Please return your response by Friday, February 19th .

Please email all responses back to this email address. This email has been distributed to all faculty staff.



The contractor shall provide research, investigation, analytical, and general technical support for emerging technologies. Science and Technology Research Areas and Engineering Support Areas include the following:

3.1.1 Mathematics which includes areas such as computer mathematics, modeling and simulation, statistics and probability, principal components, Bayesian methods and cost engineering

3.1.2 Physics such as advances and applications of nanotechnology and Nano devices

3.1.3 Computer Science & engineering such as knowledge transfer, human interfaces, artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, neural networks, genetic algorithm application, evolutionary computing (SWARM, ant colony), grid computing, and quantum computing.

3.1.4 Software engineering such as enterprise engineering, data modeling, modeling and simulation, executable architectures, process automation, wired and wireless computer networks, measurement and instrumentation

3.1.5 Computer hardware engineering in areas such as parallel processing (cell processor, video engines, multi-core GP processors, clusters, blades, multi-DSP/FPGA configuration), bricking, stackable systems (Lego type buildable systems) and electronic circuits

3.1.6 Communications in areas such as services over low bandwidth, multi radio adaptive antenna arrays, antennas and fields, radio switching algorithms for single devices with multiple radios, adaptive beam focusing antennas, and built in antennas

3.1.7 Software Radio support in areas such as FPGA programming, DSP programming, wideband power amplifiers, high speed D/A – A/D devices, digital communications, adaptive filtering, adaptable waveforms, direction finding methods, signal identification, computationally efficient transforms, adaptive beam forming, mobile ad hoc networks, routing

3.1.8 Human systems research such as cognitive modeling, behavioral modeling, psychophysical modeling, eye tracking, immersive systems, multi-sensory devices and systems, knowledge transfer, human interfaces and biometrics

3.1.9 Architecture approaches over highly volatile communications such as semantic data, orchestration/choreography, and SOA particularly focused on web services, data discovery, security, SW agents, component based architectures, large enterprise federation and security and policy in large enterprises

3.1.10 Embedded systems design particularly in areas of power efficiency and mission-designed system-on-chip (SoC) and executable architectures

3.1.11 Packaging Methods such as effects of shock and vibration and advanced concepts in cooling

3.1.12 Industrial Engineering in areas such as improving manufacturing (MRAP and other large integration projects), supply chain management and quality control

3.1.13 English and Literature such as language translation (audio to audio, audio to text, speech synthesis, text to text, text to audio) and technical proposal writing


3.1.14 Safety in areas such as lightning protection effects of radio frequency radiation


3.1.15 Designing, exercising and/or testing models utilizing stimulation, simulation, emulation, numerical and statistical analysis techniques.


3.1.16 Conducting software engineering experiments, studies, measurements, analysis, test and evaluation.


3.1.17 Collecting test data and criteria to analyze, score, and evaluate.


3.1.18 Designing, developing, testing or reviewing and analyzing large scale database structures, data correlation and conversion techniques. Designing and coding database tools.


3.1.19 Developing web applications and tools. Creating or upgrading websites and/or web pages and graphics.


3.1.20 Installing and integrating software applications and hardware components. Resolving workstation hardware and software challenges.


3.1.21 Designing, fabricating, testing, and documenting circuit cards/boards and/or other specifically delineated developmental hardware.


3.1.22 Collecting, developing, analyzing and scoring performance data; developing interview and questionnaire forms; developing instructional media material for pilot studies; and/or administering tests to military or civilian personnel.


Attached File:  SPAWARResearch And Development Support - Distributed.pdf

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By Admin (on 2/3/2010 @ 10:39:50, in Internal Grant Program, read 2481 times)

My apologies.  The correct link to access the ORSP electronic routing form is:

Please remember that as of January 4, 2010 ORSP is no longer accepting paper routing forms for research proposals.  All proposals must now use the electronic routing form.

Attached File:  SRP Announcement 2009.pdf

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By Admin (on 2/3/2010 @ 10:38:43, in Internal Grant Program, read 2162 times)

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the opening of competition for the 2010 Summer Research Programs.  Eligible UNO faculty members are encouraged to apply for one of these awards as a means of honing their grant-making skills, and for the purpose of developing new areas of research or scholarly endeavors. 

Deadline for submission of applications: 

         SCoRE and CEO:         February 15, 2010

        SUE:                         February 22, 2010

Attached File:  SRP Announcement 2009.pdf

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By Admin (on 2/3/2010 @ 10:34:55, in Workshops, read 1827 times)

The High Performance Computing group (HPC) from LSU will hold a two-day LONI High Performance Computing Workshop at UNO in spring, 2010. The LONI HPC workshop will be an introductory workshop covering: overview of LONI and TeraGrid, introduction to LONI HPC environment on Dell Linux machines, introduction to parallel computing, introduction to MPI, introduction to OpenMP, and other introductory high-performance computing topics.  Please see for a tentative agenda. The workshop is scheduled for Monday March 29th and Tuesday March 30th. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Sylvia Zhiyu Zhao ( with your name and contact info (email address preferred).    The registration is free. See for the prerequisites. If you have any questions regarding LONI accounts/allocations and software tools used to log on a LONI cluster, feel free to contact Sylvia or .

If you are taking advantage of the LONI/TeraGrid resources to conduct your research, you are welcome to demonstrate your research projects during the workshop. Please contact Sylvia.

If you have responded to a previous announcement about this workshop, please do not reply to this message. This message has been distributed to all faculty/staff.

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By Admin (on 1/21/2010 @ 10:33:26, in Professional Development, read 1857 times)
Attached is the Spring 2010 Office of Research Professional Development Schedule.  Please take some time to look over the schedule.  There are two opportunities to see a demonstration of the new electronic routing form; the Office of Research no longer accepts paper routing forms.

If you are interested in attending any of the sessions, please register on SharePoint.  Registration instructions are on the attached document.   If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact Carol Mitton at 280-5546 or

This email has been distributed to all faculty/staff.


Attached File:  Spring 2010 schedule.pdf

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