EECS500 Fall 2013 Department Seminar

Sheldon Jacobson
Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
White Bldg., Room 411
11:30am - 12:30pm
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.


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.