2011 IBM Equipment Grant Awardees

Each year the IBM Matching Grants Program matches employee contributions to U-M 3:1 in the form of equipment donations. The U-M Unit IT Steering Committee solicits proposals from faculty and staff in the spring and awards the equipment in summer. In 2011, donated equipment worth $120,000 was awarded to ten U-M research teams launching new efforts in science and technology. Below is the list of award recipients.

Name Grant Title School/College
Jowei Chen Where Do Gerrymanders Occur? Using Legislative Redistricting Simulations to Uncover the Geography of Partisan Gerrymandering Strategies LSA Political Science
James Dunbar & Heather Carlson GPU's for Structure Based Drug Design Pharmacy
Carol Flannagan Data Fusion Platform for Collaborative Road Safety Analysis UMTRI
Kevin J. Kubarych & Rudy Richardson Computer Visualization at the Interface of Toxicology and Molecular Biophysics: A Virtual Molecular Microscope of Biochemical Function School of Public Health
Annette Ostling A teaching initiative in ecological modeling and computation, and the development of a new tool for community ecology research LSA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Nicolai Lehnert Hybrid Quantum-Chemical/Molecular Mechanics Calculations on whole Proteins LSA Chemistry
Stephen Lentz Secured Data Storage for Microscopy Based Image Analysis of Patient Nerve Fiber Densities Medical School
Wei Lu A Platform for Integrated Nanotechnology Research and Education Engineering
Perry Samson & Mika LaVaque-Manty Impact of Streaming Lecture on Large Class Dynamics and Learning Engineering & LSA Political Science
Zeeshan Syed Discovering Approximately Conserved Patterns of Heart Rate Changes Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death in Massive Time-Service Clinical Datasets Engineering