proposals

2015: Microsoft Hololens Grant: Using Hololens-based Augmented Raality in Next-Generation Building Information Management, David Fredrick (PI), Rhodora Vennarucci (Co-PI), Winifred Newman (Co-PI), Rebecca Benefiel (Co-PI), $160,000

2015: Microsoft Hololens Grant: Teaching Teachers: Using Hololens in Education, Winifred Newman (PI), John C. Pijanowski (Co-PI), $149.000

2015: Microsoft Hololens Grant: The Archaeology of Spatial Cognition: Through the Hololens toward Holistic Cognitive Geography in Pompeii, David Fredrick (PI), Winifred Newman (Co-PI), Rhodora Vennarucci (Co-PI), $189,000

2014: NSF-CRI, II-NEW, Distributed Multi-Layer Research Infrastructure for Disaster Information Management, Shu-Ching Chen, PI; Jason Lu, W. E. Newman, Xudong He, Tao Li, Co-PIs, Total Budget: $750,000

NSF-IUSE-Exploration, Strategies for Learning: Augmented Reality and Collaborative Problem-Solving for Building Science, Shahin Vassigh, PI; W. E. Newman, Ali Mostafavi, Amir Behzadan, Co-PIs, Total Budget: $217,695, awarded

NCARB: Collaborative Learning for Sustainable and Resilient Building Design Enabled by Augmented Reality, W. E. Newman and Shahin Vassigh Co-PIs, Total Budget: $35,000

SCIS-DoD/CREST, Center for Environmental Aquatic Chemistry & Ecotoxicology (CEACE), Todd Crowl, PI; multiple Co-PIs from engineering, social science, science and computer science; W. E. Newman, Sr. Investigator involved in the Education Program for CEACE, Total Budget: $25,000,000, awarded

NIH–R-21R21 Grant-PA-14-159: Translational Research to Help Older Adults Maintain their Health and Independence in the Community (R21), Multi-sensory Perception in Post-stroke Patient Groups. Grant for cognitive disabilities studies with post-stroke patients. Co-PIs: K. Maitra, W. E. Newman, Total Budget: TBD

NRT-14-458 NRT-DESE: Green STEM Academy: A Data-Driven Interdisciplinary Approach to Graduate Education for a Sustainable Built Environment. NRT Data-enabled Science and Engineering program, PI/PD Shu-Ching Chen, Co-PIs: S. Vassigh, S. Crowl, W. E. Newman, Sr. Investigator, Total Budget: $2,999,604

2014: District 11: Strategic Communication Study, PI: W. E Newman, Co-PI: Carlos Parras (Business), Kevin Greiner (MET Center/CARTA), Total Budget: $35,000*

2014 Urban Design Corridor Study at Hallandale Blvd., Hallandale, FL, joint proposal with Metropolitan Center, PI: Edward Murray, Co-PI: W. E. Newman, Total Budget: $29,000

2014: NIST-CR-COE-01 Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Department of Commerce (DoC), Community Resilience Center of Excellence Program, PI: Shu-Ching Chen, Co-PIs: Jason Lu, Shu-Ching Chen, Xudong He, W. E. Newman, Sr. Investigator, Total Budget: $400,000*

DoD CoE (Centers of Excellence) Program: BAA RIK-2014-0008, Center for Excellence in Data Analytics, PI: Shu-Ching Chen (SCIS); Co-PIs: Tao Li (SCIS), Xudong He (SCIS), Jason Liu (SCIS), Shahin Vassigh (ARC), Winifred E Newman (ARC), Total Budget: $1.2M*

2014: NSF Cyberlearning EXP: Collaborative Learning in Building Sciences Enabled by Augmented Reality, PI/PD S. Vassigh, Co-PIs: W. E Newman, Y. Zhu, S-C. Chen, A. Behzadan (University of Central Florida), Total Budget: TBD

2014: Knight Foundation Grant, Community Design Practice: Cultivating Public Space & Place, PI: A. Drisin, Co-PIs: W. E. Newman, D. Rifkind, Total Budget: $125,000

2014: US ArtPlace, Miami ArtsCity Design Practice, PI: A. Drisin, Co-PIs: J. Chandler, B. Schriner, R. Rovira, W. E. Newman, N. Nedev, Total Budget: $359,850,000, pending

2014: I/UCRC NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Knowledge Enablement at Florida International and Atlantic Universities and Dubna International University, Research Topic Presentation at IAB Meeting: “Augmented Reality for Disaster Relief: Multiplayer Virtual Maps”, PI/PD: W. E. Newman, Total Budget: $50,000

2014: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends, selected as one of two professors at FIU to submit. Requested support for book project: Imaginative beholding: Physiological psychology and the discourse on representation in fin-de-siècle Germany, Total Budget: $6,000 (selected again for 2014)

2014: US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), South Florida Civic Design Lab (SOFLO CIVLAB), PI: A. Drisin, Co-PI: C. Rosales, T. Spiegelhalter, Participating faculty: J. Chandler, W. E. Newman, M. Benjamin, G. Read, R. Rovira, N. Nedev, E. Cardona, Total Budget: $1,361,000

2012-ongoing: FIU Center Proposal, Center for Sustainable Built Environment and Informatics (SBEI), an effort organized by an interdisciplinary group of faculty from Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Includes the following core faculty: S. Vassigh, S-C. Chen, W. E. Newman, S. Graham, L. Scinto, N. Pala, O. Abdul-Aziz, X. Jin, P. Mozumder, T. Spiegelhalter, A. Mostafavidarani, Y. C. Kang, C-X. (Charlie) Lin, A. Chowdury, K. Zhang. Supported by Deans B. Schriner and A. Mirman.

2012: FIU Seed Grant, Basic Behavioral Research on Multi-Sensory Processing in a Context based Approach to Movement in Post-stroke Patients, Co-PI/PD W. E. Newman (Arch), K. Maitra (OTH), Total Budget: $30,000, pending

funded

2015: FIU Technology Fee, Computer Augmented Immersive Environment: A Dynamic Educational Instrument, I-CAVE, Award # , PI/PD W.E. Newman (SOA), Team: Scott Graham (CS), Steve Luis (CS), Eric Johnson (CS), Mike Kirgen (UTS/HPC), Shu-Ching Chen (CS), Nezih Pala (ECS), Total Budget: $305,000*

2014: FIU Technology Fee, Computer Augmented Immersive Environment: A Dynamic Educational Instrument, I-CAVE Award # , PI/PD W.E. Newman (SOA), Team: Scott Graham (CS), Steve Luis (CS), Eric Johnson (CS), Mike Kirgen (UTS/HPC), Shu-Ching Chen (CS), Nezih Pala (ECS), Total Budget: $502,365*

See I-CAVE

2013: District 11: Strategic Development Plan, DoR Award #: 800003393, PI/PD W. E. Newman (SOA), Co-PIs: X. Jin (Eng.), E. Murray (Center for Metropolitan Studies), R. Rovira (SOA-LA), Sr. Investigators J. Chandler, T. Spiegelhalter (SOA). Total Budget: $95,678

2013: US DOT-TIGER 9/5/13, UniversityCity Prosperity Project, Institutional Lead: SVP&CFO K. Jessell, PI: N. Rishe, Lead Facilitator: T. Gustafson, Co-PIs: S. S. Iyengar (CSI), M. Hadi (Eng), A. Drisin (CARTA), W. E Newman (CARTA-SOA), N. Prabakar (Bus), P. Mozumder (AS), C. Lisetti, R. Rovira (CARTA-LA), J. Acuna (Med), E. Murray (Met Center), S. Graham (CSI), J-H. Kim (Eng), A. Azizinamini (Eng), N. Szeinblum, F. Alonso, Total Budget: $11,397,120, http://cake.fiu.edu/TIGER2013/, ongoing

2013: TIGER UniversityCity Prosperity Project, Project Impact Analysis, part of the UniversityCity Evaluation Group (UCEG): D. Davis (I/UCRC-CAKE), T. Gustafson, P. Mozumder (IHRC Lab for Soc Sci Res), P. Harlem, D. Gann (GISRS Lab), E. Murray, M. Ilcheva, J. Webb (Met Center), P. Stoddard (Bio Sci), J. Acuna (College of Med), A. Gorelick (Honors College), L. Scinto (SERC), K. Zhang (IHRC Lab for Coastal Research), G. Tachiev (Applied Research Center), W. E Newman (CARTA-SOA), Total Budget: $368,000, part of the TIGER-2013

2014: Cejas Family Foundation Research Award, Florida International University, Total Budget: $2,350, 4.5 months

2013: Cejas Family Foundation Research Award, Florida International University, Total Budget: $2,000, 4.5 months

2012: Wolfsonian-FIU Research Grant, Wolfsonian-FIU, Total Budget: $5,000, 1.5 months, completed

2011: Graham Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Grant for Research to Individuals, Total Budget: $5,000, 1.5 months, summer, completed  [Link]

2011-2012: An Open-Source Integrated Computing Infrastructure to Support the Life Cycle Design and Engineering of High Performance Building. Competitive FIU-CEC Seed Grant Award: – Case Study FIU-SIPA campus building. Interdisciplinary Research FIU. Co-PIs; Y. Zhu (CM); S-Ch. Chen (SCIS); S. Graham (SCIS), S. Luis (SCIS), N. Pala (ECE); S. Vassigh (SOA), T. Spiegelhalter (SOA) and W. E. Newman (SOA), Total Budget: $30,000, completed

2001-2003: University of Tennessee Reagan Fund Grant, Co-PI/PD W. E Newman and A. Drisin, Total Budget: $4,500, completed

2001-2003: Washington University Visual Arts and Design Center Grant, Co-PI/PD W. E. Newman and L. Stouffer, Total Budget: $3,500, completed

Physiological Psychology and the Aesthetics of Perception
Department II: Ideals and Practices of Rationality

research

My research concentrates on space perception, ecological psychology, and neuroaesthetics with active research in neuromorphic architecture, mapping and data visualization, STEM learning environments and histories of technology and science.

I am interested in the way we construct our reality based on our perception of stimuli and how it is coded through cognition. 

For more about my research, visit my blog: neuroarchitecture.net

in progress

NSF-IUSE-Exploration, Strategies for Learning: Augmented Reality and Collaborative Problem-Solving for Building Science, Shahin Vassigh, PI; W. E. Newman (PI, Arkansas), Tahar Messadi (Co-PI, Ark), Andrew Braham (Co-PI, Ark), Darin Nutter (Co-PI, Ark), Ali Mostafavi, Amir Behzadan (PI, Mississippi State), Co-PIs, Total Budget: $217,695, ongoing [Link}

Research Funds from RSSP University of Arkansas, $275,000 Awarded to Dr. Newman, July, 2015

2013-2016: US DOT-TIGER UniversityCity Prosperity Project, Institutional Lead: SVP&CFO K. Jessell, PI: N. Rishe, Lead Facilitator: T. Gustafson, Co-PIs: S. S. Iyengar (CSI), M. Hadi (Eng), A. Drisin (CARTA), W. E. Newman (CARTA-SOA), N. Prabakar (Bus), P. Mozumder (AS), C. Lisetti, R. Rovira (CARTA-LA), J. Acuna (Med), E. Murray (Met Center), S. Graham (CSI), J.-H. Kim (Eng), A. Azizinamini (Eng), N. Szeinblum, F. Alonso, 9/5/13, Total Budget: $11,397,120, http://cake.fiu.edu/TIGER2013/