Asia Research Collaboration Grant Awardees

2021-2022 Awardees

Balsara, Dinshaw

Department: Physics
Research: Building Strong Collaborative Relations between NDI and I.I.T. Delhi
Partner Institutions: IIT Delhi, India

Holland, Maria

Department: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Research: In Vivo Calibration of an In Silico Model of Brain Development
Partner Institutions: Kanazawa University, Japan

Jiang, Meng

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: Explaining Recommender Systems with Counterfactual Examples​​​​​​​
Partner Institutions: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Li, Toby

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: Creativity and Cultural Factors in Human-AI Co-Creation in Fiction Writing​​​​​​​
Partner Institutions: School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, China

Perkins, Alex

Department: Biological Sciences
Research: Mathematical modeling of the impacts of interventions against viral diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Partner Institutions: National University Singapore, Singapore

Sundaresan, Vignesh

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering​​​​​​​
Research: Bridging the Gap between Nanoscale and Bulk Electrodeposition
Partner Institutions: CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India

Zhang, Xiangliang

Department: Computer Science and Engineering​​​​​​​
Research: AI Chatbot for Assisting the Solving of Mathematical Word Problems​​​​​​​
Partner Institutions: Renmin University of China, China

2020-2021 Awardees

Balsara, Dinshaw

Department: Physics
Research: Building Collaborations At-Scale with Top Indian Universities in Computational Math and Space/Astrophysics
Partner Institutions: IIT Delhi, India

Jung, Taeho

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: Blockchain and Zero Knowledge Proof for Searchable  and Privacy-preserving Provenance Logging
Partner Institutions: Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Liu, Fang

Department: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics​​​​​​​
Research: Privacy-preserving Publication and Sharing of COVID-19 Pandemic Data
Partner Institutions: Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Simonetti, Antonio

Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences​​​​​​​
Research: Investigating REE Mineralization within Fenite Alteration Zones​​​​​​​
Partner Institutions: Peking University, Beijing;  University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Tin-bor Hui, Victoria
Shum, Maggie

Department: Political Science and Keough School of Global Affairs​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Research: The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend? Examining the Trump Phenomenon in Hong Kong and Taiwan​​​​​​​
Partner Institutions: Taiwan National University: Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute

2019-2020 Awardees

Cecire, Kenneth
Wayne, Mitchell

Department: Physics and Notre Dame QuarkNet Center
Research: Notre Dame – Masterclasses Across the Pacific
Partner Institutions: Tohoku University, Japan Chinese University of Hong Kong, Macao Science Center China National Central University, Taiwan

Iyer, Lakshmi

Department: Economics and Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: No Taxation without Representation? Evidence from Indian Municipal Boards
Partner Institutions: Gokhale Institute for Politics and Economics, India

Jemcov, Aleksander
Sakaue, Hirotaka

Department: Areospace and Mechanical Engineering
Research: Numerical and Experimental Approaches to Aerodynamic Heating in Hypersonic Flow
Partner Institutions: University of Tokyo, Japan

Kowalski, Julia
Osterman, Susan

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: Gender, Representation, and Ambition in Indian Electoral Politics
Partner Institutions: Trivedi Center for Political Data, Ashoka University, India

Onyango, John

Department: School of Architecture
Research: Sustainability Performances of Kath-Khuni Building Typology of Northern India [SuPerKath]
Partner Institutions: BMS School of Architecture, India

Zhang, Zhiyong (Johnny)

Department: Psychology
Research: A Longitudinal Social Network Approach to Understanding the Relationship between Friendship and Alcohol Use among College Students
Partner Institutions: University of Science and Technology of China; East China Normal University; Zhejiang University, China

2018-2019 Awardees

Balsara, Dinshaw

Department: Physics and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Research: Renewal: Computational Astrophysics and Computational Math of Rarefied Plasmas
Partner Institutions: TIFR-Bangalore and IIT-Delhi, India

Cai, Liang

Department: History
Research: Exercising Power in Early Empires: Bureaucratic Hierarchy, Legal System, and Virtue
Partner Institutions: Peking University, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Fay, Patrick
Datta, Suman

Department: Electrical Engineering
Research: International Collaboration in Advanced Electronics:  University of Notre Dame and Peking University
Partner Institutions: Peking University, China

Garg, Umesh

Department: Physics
Research: Collaboration with Scientists in India in Nuclear Physics and the Notre Dame-India Workshop on Exotic Nuclear Structures and Nuclear Astrophysics
Partner Institutions: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, UGC DAE CSR, Kolkata Centre, Cluster University, India

Koepfli, Cristian

Department: Biological Sciences & Eck Institute for Global Health
Research: Highly Multiplexed ddPCR-Amplicon-Sequencing for Broad-Scale Infectious Disease Diagnosis in Bangladesh
Partner Institutions: icddr, b, Bangladesh

Muller, Marc
Bolster, Diogo
Tank, Jennifer

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences
Research: Towards an Early Warning System for Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh: A Collaborative Field Campaign
Partner Institutions: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Oka, Rahul
Sheridan, Susan G.

Department: Anthropology
Research: International Collaborative Research on Exchange, Interaction, and Global Business/Commerce in the Western Indian Ocean, Mumbai Global Center
Partner Institutions: University of Mumbai and Deccan College, India

Onyango, John

Department: School of Architecture
Research: Sustainability Performances of Guttu Building Typology of Southern India [SuPerGuttu]
Partner Institutions: BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore, India

Ostermann, Susan L.
Kowalski, Julia

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: Self-Selection Bias and Women’s Under-Representation in Indian Electoral Politics
Partner Institutions: Ashoka University, India

Sakaue, Hirotaka

Department: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Research: Luminescent Chemical Sensor over Free Flight Object in Ballistic Range Facility for Capturing Temporal and Spatial Pressure – An international collaboration initiative leveraging world-class flow physics
Partner Institutions: Tohoku University, Japan

Shi, Yiyu

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: Prototyping and Evaluation of Millimeter Scale Smart Particles for Assessment of Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University and China Geological Survey, China

2017-2018  Awardees

Balsara,Dinshaw

Department: Physics & Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Research: Computational Astrophysics and Computational Math of Rarefied Plasmas
Partner Institutions: TIFR-Bangalore and IIT-Delhi, India

Chang, Hsueh-Chia
Senapati, Satyajyoti

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Assessing Manufacturability and Market Feasibility of a Diagnostic Device for Detection of Genetically Modified Crops – A Collaboration with Yuan Ze University
Partner Institution: Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan

Gao, Haifeng

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing Nanostructured Polymersome via Supramolecular Assembly of Dendritic Polymers for Targeted Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
Partner Institution: Tsinghua University, China

Gao, Pengjie

Department: Finance, Mendoza College of Business
Research: Contracting with Behaviorally Based Investors: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, China

Garg, Umesh 

Department: Physics
Research: Collaboration with Scientists in China in Nuclear Structure Physics and the Notre Dame-China Workshops on Exotic Stuctures in Nuclei
Partner Institutions: Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, and the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hu, Xiaobo Sharon 

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: From Emerging Devices to Emerging Applications: Cross-Layer Design and Benchmarking
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Beihang University, National Chiao Tung University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Manukyan, Khachatur 

Department: Physics 
Research: Next-Generation Materials for Exhaust Gas Pollutant Control
Partner Institution: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Mirza, Mahan 

Departments: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, 
Research: Proposal to Collaborate with Scholars from India and Pakistan to Advance Conversation between Traditional Learning and New Knowledge in Madrasa Discourses
Partner Institutions: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India; Gift University Pakistan, Pakistan

Shi, Yiyu 

Department: Computer Science and Engineering, 
Research: Smart Sands: Exploring Millimeter Scale Smart Particles for Assessment of Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, Institute of Microelectronics, and China Geological Survey, China

Wang, Chaoli
Schiavazzi, Daniele

Department: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistic, Computer Science & Engineering
Research: SurfRiver: A Novel Framework for Comparative Analysis and Visualization of Flow Surfaces
Partner Institution: Zhejiang University, China

Zabaras, Nicholas 

Department: Computational Science and Engineering
Research: University of Hong Kong–University of Notre Dame Scientific Symposium on Mathematical, Statistical and Big-Data Challenges for Predictive Modeling of Complex Systems
Partner Institution: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong