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Research Projects

Year 2016

CIF21 DIBBs: EI: mProv: Provence-Based Data Analytics Cyberinfrastructure for High-frequency Mobile Sensor Data
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Zach Ives, University of Pennsylvannia
Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Dr. Ida Sim, UC San Francisco 
Consultants:
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Jim Rehg. Georgia Tech
Open mHealth
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF-ACI, IIS, SCH,CNS) Period: 9/1/2016-8/31/2021
Amount: $4,000,000.

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities among African American Smokers (U01)
PI: Dr. Lisa Marsch, Dartmouth College
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Co-Is: 
Dr. August Holtyn, Jons Hopkins University
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN), NIH
Period: 4/1/2016-3/31/2018
Amount: $68,242 (Memphis).

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities among African American Smokers (U01)
PI: Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Co-Is: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), NIH
Period: 3/3/2016-11/30/2020
Amount: $847,984 (Memphis).

Year 2015

Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Smoking Cessation (R01)
PI: Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Co-Is: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
Period: 7/15/2015-6/30/2020
Amount: $806,302 (Memphis).

ROBAS: A Multimodal Sensor System for Remote Assessment of Oral Health Behaviors (R01)
PI: Dr. Vivek Shetty, UCLA
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
Period: 7/1/2015-5/31/2020
Amount: $498,170 (Memphis).

Year 2014

Center of Excellence on Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) (U54)
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Investigators: 
Dr. Gregory Abowd, Dr. Polo Chau, Dr. Jim Rehg, Georgia Tech
Dr. William Abraham, Dr. Clay Marsh, Ohio State University Medical Center
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. J Gayle Beck, University of Memphis
Dr. Tyson Condie, Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech
Dr. Deepak Ganesan, Dr. Benjamin Marlin, UMass Amherst
Dr. Cho Lam, Dr. David Wetter, Rice University
Dr. Susan Murphy, Dr. Inbal Nahum-Shani, University of Michigan
Dr. Kevin Patrick, UC San Diego
Dr. Ida Sim, UC San Francisco
Dr. Bonnie Spring, Northwestern Medical School
Sponsor: National Institutes on Health (NIH) - NIBIB, NIA, NHLBI, NIAMS, and NIDCR
Period: 9/29/2014-9/30/2018
Amount: $10,793,851.

Year 2012

Predicting Smoking Abstinence via Mobile Monitoring of Stress and Social Context (R01)
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
Period: 9/15/2012-8/31/2015
Amount: $1,300,750.

EasySense: Contact-less Physiological Sensing in the Mobile Environment Using Compressive Radio Frequency Probes
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), SHB Program
Period: 10/1/2012-9/30/2015
Amount: $600,000.

Enabling Privacy-Utility Trade-offs in Pervasive Computing Systems
PIs: Dr. Mani Srivastava, UCLA
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Univ. of Memphis
Dr. Sharad Mehrotra, UC Irvine
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CSR:Large
Period: 10/1/2012-9/30/2014
Amount: $95,000.


Year 2011

Mobile Health National Meeting
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Period: 8/1/2011-5/31/2012
Amount: $25,000.

Mobile Health National Meeting
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Period: 8/1/2011-5/31/2012
Amount: $25,000.


Year 2010

First Tennessee Entreneurship and Innovation Fellowship
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: First Tennessee Foundation
Period: 8/1/2010-7/31/2011
Amount: $24,275.

Alcohol Measurements in AutoSense - From Days to Weeks in the Field
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Dr. Linda Tempelman, Giner Inc.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/1/2010-4/30/2011
Amount: $172,949.

Making AutoSense Robust for Everyday Wearing - A Field Test in Illicit Drug Users
PIs: Dr. Kenzie Preston, National Institute on Drug Abuse
       Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/1/2010-4/30/2011
Amount: $132,081.


Year 2009

FieldStream: Network Data Services for Exposure Biology Studies in Natural Environments
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Mani Srivastava and Dr. Greg Pottie, UCLA
Dr. Justin Romberg and Dr. Jun Xu, Georgia institute of Technology
Dr. Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Deepak Ganesan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. J Gayle Beck, University of Memphis
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School(Consultant)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), NetSE Program (crosscutting across CNS, CCF, and IIS)
Period: 9/1/2009-8/31/2013
Amount: $2,699,990.

Personalized Stress Inferencing in AutoSense
PIs: Dr. Santosh Kumar
       Dr. Tom Kamarack, University of Pittsburgh
Co-PIs: 
Dr. Asim Smailagic and Dr. Daniel Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi and Dr. Lorentz Wittmers, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State University
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 5/1/2009-4/30/2010
Amount: $238,158.

REU for Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 9/1/2009-8/31/2010
Amount: $16,000.

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Year 2008

AutoWitness: Detecting and Tracking Burglars Using a Sparse Wireless Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: Fedex Institute of Technology (FIT), Univ. of Memphis
Period: 8/1/2008-7/31/2010
Amount: $350,965.

Automated Wireless Measurement of Pulse Wave Velocity in AutoSense
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State Univ.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Period: 8/14/2008-4/30/2009
Amount: $68,286.

REU for Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 5/12/2008-8/31/2010
Amount: $12,000.

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Year 2007

AutoSense: Quantifying Personal Exposures to Addictive Substances and Psychosocial Stress
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs, Investigators, and other personnel: 15 total
Dr. Satish Kedia, and Dr. Kenneth Ward, Univ. of Memphis
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Emre Ertin, Ohio State Univ.
Dr. Kent Hutchison, Univ. of Colorado
Dr. Mark Faupel, Dr. Manju Venugopal, Rick Fowler, Kathryn Feuvrel, Erika Eckler, SpectRx Inc.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Part of the Genes Environment Initiative
Period: 8/14/2007-4/30/2011
Amount: $1,659,605.

Doing More with Less: Tracking Movements Using a Sparse Sensor Network
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Bela Bollobas and Dr. Prasun Sinha (Ohio State Univ.)
Senior Personnel: Derek Myers, Deputy Director, Univ. of Memphis Police Services
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CNS Division
Period: 9/1/2007-8/31/2010
Amount: $499,989.

Foundations of Coverage and Connectivity for Wireless Sensor Networks Deployed in Thin Strips
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Paul Balister and Dr. Bela Bollobas
Senior Personnel: Derek Myers, Deputy Director, Univ. of Memphis Police Services
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), CCF Division
Period: 9/15/007-9/14/2010
Amount: $350,000.

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Year 2006

Preparing Students for an Embedded Everywhere World
PI: Dr. Santosh Kumar
Co-PIs: Dr. Lan Wang and Dr. Qishi Wu
Sponsor: Advanced Learning Center, University of Memphis
Period: 1/2/2007 - 6/30/2007
Amount: $10,000.

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Dr. Santosh Kumar

Dr. Santosh Kumar 
Director, NIH Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K)
Professor and Lillian & Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence
Department of Computer Science
The University of Memphis
319 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN 38152
Tel: (901) 678 2487 (Office)
Email: santosh.kumar@memphis.edu


Lab Location: 222 Dunn Hall, Department of Computer Science, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152

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