Professors Win $6 Million in Science Grants

The National Science Foundation has awarded UCSB two new Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grants, bringing UCSB's total to four - more than any other university in the United States. The grants are collectively worth $6 million.

NSF awarded a total of 18 grants, which are designed to promote interdisciplinary research and graduate training. Bangalore Manjunath, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Linda Petzold, professor of mechanical and environmental engineering, are the recipients of these new grants.

Manjunath is working on interactive digital multimedia, specifically in three research areas: multimedia systems, multimedia content and interactivity, converging the wide range of applications of digital multimedia. Departments participating in this project include, but are not limited to, computer science, art studio, psychology, geography, education, film studies, environmental science and music. Manjunath's main goal, however, is to train Ph.D. students. more...