Our research has received generous support over the years from the following grant sources:

UCCS CRCW Seed Grant Award

Team: Dr. Armin Moin (PI), Dr. Genia Olesnicky (co-PI), Dr. Peter Braza (co-PI), Dr. Radu Cascaval (co-PI), & Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (co-PI)

Award Period: 2024 to 2025 |  Award Page: UCCS    |   Award Amount: $15,000

Objective: Preliminary Studies for Modeling and Learning Anomalies in Dendritic Branching. This proposed project will develop preliminary methods using (Quantum) Machine Learning and mathematical modeling to predict the constraints in which a neuron can legitimately branch.

NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Award,

Team: Greg Williams(PI, Director of Networks and Infrastructure) , Dr. Yanyan Zhuang (Co-PI, CS), Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Co-PI, CS)

Award Period: 2024 to 2026 |  Award Page: NSF    |   Award Amount: $294,361

Objective: This project advances the cyberinfrastructure at UCCS, providing cutting-edge technology to support transformative research in various scientific domains. By taking advantage of the existing, fragmented infrastructure, the system enables transformative research and support a multitude of projects in the areas such as magnetic dynamics, animal biomechanics, quantum mechanics, super-resolution bio-imaging, mobile hardware architecture exploration, genomics, bioinformatics, and computational fluid dynamics.

NIH R35 NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA)

Team: Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Sole PI)

Award Period: 2023 to 2028  |  Award Page: NIH    |   Award Amount: $1,611,219


Objective: Dr Oluwadare’s Lab is awarded a NIH R35 NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) to explore the development of innovative models for 3D chromosome and genome reconstruction using a novel noninstance-based generalizable model to address important questions that remain about how (and why) 3D genome structures across cells are organized and about the relationship between 3D structure and genetic and epigenetic mechanisms for gene expression

VICEROY Virtual Institute. Funded by Griffiss Institute

Team: Dr. Shouhuai Xu (PI),Dr. Josh Alcorn (Co-PI), Dr. Sang-Yoon Chang (Co-PI),   Dr. Keith Paarporn  (Co-PI),  Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Co-PI) , and Dr. Hui Wan  (Co-PI)

Award Period: 2023 to 2025  |  Award Page: Griffiss Institute  |  Award Amount: $1,500,000


Objective: The program will utilize the CU Cyber Range, a cyber environment partly supported by a CU Next project whereby students can experience realistic cyber attacks and defenses, and its associated innovative courses as well as existing degree and certificate programs to modernize cyber operations education and training. Each year 40 fellows will be recruited to the program from ROTC cadet and civilian applicants across the three CU campuses.

NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Early Career Grant Award

Team: Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Sole PI)

Award Period: 2022 to 2025 |  Award Page: NSF   |   Award Amount: $175,000

Objective:  The objective of this proposal is to develop  advanced and scalable algorithms for high-resolution 3D genome reconstruction from Hi-C data that provides enough detail to explain biological activities such as gene-gene interaction at a refined scale. This project will be developed as open-source tools and software. Also, the multidisciplinary nature of this project provides a mechanism for training and providing hands-on learning and mentoring opportunities in teaching and research to students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

NSF REU Site: Deep Learning: Theory, Concepts, and Applications

Team: Dr. Jugal Kalita (PI),  Dr. Adham Atyabi (Co-PI ), and Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Co-PI/Senior Personnel )

Award Period: 2021 to 2024  |  Award Page: NSF   |   Award Amount: $404,993

Objective: The objective of this proposal is to expose bright and motivated undergraduates who aspire to pursue advanced careers in Computer Science to active research experience early in their careers. This proposal seeks to develop an REU site to broaden the intellectual horizon of participants through exposure to opportunities available in university research. Students will be involved in research projects in deep learning and its applications, in particular, natural language processing, bioinformatics and computational medicine.

UCCS CRCW Seed Grant Award

Team: Dr. Oluwatosin Oluwadare (Sole PI)

Award Period: 2020 to 2022  |  Award Page: UCCS   |  Award Amount: $7,000


Objective: The objective of this proposal is to develop computational methods and algorithms that will infer the 3D organization of bacteria that will answer questions that remain about bacteria chromosome topology and structure.

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