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Prof Erdogmus Receives Second Grant

July 23, 2009

Denis Erdogmus, an ECE Assistant Professor, has received a $500K NSF grant to develop a brain interface controlled icon-based language generation system that aims to increase speed of communication for persons with severe disabilities. He recently received a $695K grant from NIH.

Prof Erdogmus directs the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at Northeastern. His research interests include statistical signal processing, machine learning, information theory, differential geometry, and numerical optimization; however his interests are not limited to biology and biomedical applications of theory.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), they are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

You can view the award abstract here