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EECS500 Fall 2013 Department Seminar

Presenter: 
Sheldon Jacobson
Title: 
Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation
Affiliation: 
National Science Foundation
Location: 
White Bldg., Room 411
Time: 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Date: 
September 19, 2013

This presentation provides an overview of opportunities for funding within the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation, with a particular focus on the Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI).  Issues related to recently introduced proposal requirements and proposal evaluation will also be discussed.

Biography: 

Sheldon H. Jacobson is on leave from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, serving as the Program Director for Operations Research in the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation at the National Science Foundation.  He has a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.  His research interests span theory and practice, covering decision-making under uncertainty and discrete optimization modeling and analysis, with applications in aviation security, health care, public service, and sports.