Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants (PCAG) provide initial funding for novel and innovative projects that advance Pitt Cyber’s mission: to bring the breadth of one of the world’s leading public research universities to bear on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology.
PCAG funding is to be used especially to advance projects that establish and extend key intellectual infrastructures, such as research and teaching in methods with broad application and utility across disciplines, and projects that bring together researchers, teachers, and/or students across fields of interest.
PCAG funding may be particularly useful in launching transdisciplinary projects that may later attract funding and sponsorship within the university, and/or from government, philanthropic, and industry partners.
Fall 2018 Grant Recipients
Annotating Machine Learning Data for Interpreting Cyber-Crime Statutes –
Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems, and Jaromir Savelka, PhD candidate, School of Computing and Information
Cyber Leadership Series in Washington, DC –
Elena Baylis, Professor of Law, and Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies and Director, Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Mathematical Concepts Visualization through Virtual Reality –
Lt. Col. Diana Bishop, Chair, Department of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 730 Commander, US Air Force ROTC
A Program to Innovate Solutions to Digital Disinformation across Democracies –
Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair, Department of Political Science, and Jon Woon, Professor, Departments of Political Science and Economics
Developing a Digital Platform to Enhance Civic Learning across the Disciplines –
Ronald Idoko, Adjunct Faculty, Public Service Program, College of General Studies
Expansion of the Journal Ledger: The World’s First Scholarly Blockchain Journal –
Christopher Wilmer, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
Spring 2018 Grant Recipients
Technical Support for Course on Applied Legal Data Analytics and AI –
Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems and Matthias Grabmair, Systems Scientist, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
The US Intelligence Community and Cybersecurity –
Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
A Workshop for Securing the Industrial Internet –
Daniel Cole, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Swanson School of Engineering, and Alex K. Jones, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Director of the NSF SHREC Center, Swanson School of Engineering
A Study on False Data Injection Cyber-Attacks in Smart Grid Systems –
Bo Zeng, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, and Zhi-Hong Mao, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
Securing Cybermanufacturing Systems Applied to Cloud-Based Additive Manufacturing –
Mostafa Bedewy, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, andMai Abdelhakim, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information
Distinguished Cybersecurity Seminar Series –
James Joshi, Professor, School of Computing and Information and Balaji Palanisamy, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Information
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