Vince Calhoun Receives $13.5M in Grants

September 24, 2015

Vince CalhounECE Professor Vince Calhoun announced that he has been awarded three grants recently: A 3.5M grand from the NIH, a $6 million NSF EPSCoR grant and a $4 million NIH R01 grant.

The title of the NIH award is, “Unified Multivariate Data-Driven Solutions for Static and Dynamic Brain Connectivity." Further technical details about this project — and the role that Dr. Calhoun played in it as its principal investigator — can be gleaned by clicking this link.

The $6 million NSF EPSCoR grant is classified as RII Track-2 FEC: Developmental Chronnecto-Genomics (Dev-CoG) and is entitled, "A Next Generation Framework for Quantifying Brain Dynamics and Related Genetic Factors in Childhood." 

"The rapid development of the brain’s network architecture during childhood provides an unprecedented opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of the role of oscillatory behavior and network connectivity in normal brain functioning and cognitive development," said Calhoun in reference to this grant.

Calhoun also received a $4 million NIH R01 grant called COINSTAC: decentralized, scalable analysis of loosely coupled data. " COINSTAC stands for Collaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite Toolkit for Anonymous Computation. It is a peer-to-peer system that will provide an independent, open, no-strings-attached tool which performs analysis on datasets distributed across different locations. 

"COINSTAC will accelerate research on both open and closed data by offering a distributed computational solution for a large toolkit of widely used algorithms," said Calhoun.