Grants Funded in 2016

Understanding Human Cognition

Scholar Awards (8)

Harvard Medical School
Jan Drugowitsch, Ph.D.
The approximate computations underlying decisions based on perceptual evidence


Massachusetts General Hospital
Brian L. Edlow, M.D.
Brainstem modulation of human consciousness


Princeton University
Kanaka Rajan, Ph.D.
Integrative theory of memory and cognitive processes


Stanford University
Lisa Giocomo, Ph.D.
Components and computations for building adaptive cognitive maps of space


Stanford University
Daniel Yamins, Ph.D.
Building richer computational models of visual cognition


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ayelet Landau, Ph.D.
Rhythmic sampling: A domain-general principle in the architecture of attention


The University of Texas at Dallas
Gagan Wig, Ph.D.
A complex networks approach for understanding age-related cognitive decline


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.
Elucidating the molecular evolution of human cognition


Collaborative Activity Awards (3)

Boston University
Stefan Hofmann, Ph.D.
From Defensive Reponses to Clinical Interventions: Understanding the Mechanisms of Anxiety


Emory University
Paul García, Ph.D., M.D.
Probing the overlap between sleep and anesthesia to enhance human cognition (Phase 2)


Iowa State University
Shana Carpenter, Ph.D.
Implementing Principles from the Science of Learning within Educational Practice



Studying Complex Systems

Scholar Awards (7)

Arizona State University
Yun Kang, Ph.D.
Complex adaptive systems of social insect colonies: Emergence of scaling, social dynamics and evolution cooperation


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jörn Dunkel, Ph.D.
Evolution of topological features in complex biological systems


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeremy England, Ph.D.
Self-organization in driven many-body assemblies: Predictive principles from non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics


National University of Singapore
Ryan Chisholm, Ph.D.
Modeling complex ecological communities: From small islands to tropical forests


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nadav Kashtan, Ph.D.
Life on leafs: Complex microbial cities on plant leaf surfaces


University of Nebraska - Lincoln
John P. DeLong, Ph.D.
Understanding the consequences of body size evolution in ecological communities


University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sushmita Roy, Ph.D.
Using an evolutionary framework to study robustness and predictive power of data-driven molecular regulatory networks


Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards (10)

Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Sergey Belan, Ph.D.
Consensus Dynamics in Complex Mutli-Agent Systems: From Sensor Nets and Robotic Swarms to Social Networks


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Karna Gowda, Ph.D.
Evolving communities: how adaptation shapes microbial interactions


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Helen McCreery, Ph.D.
Collective intelligence through emergent strategy: how do simple groups tackle complex tasks?


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Jasmine Nirody, Ph.D.
Reducible complexity: Nature's wheels and what makes them spin


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Mor Nitzan, Ph.D.
The interplay between topology and dynamics in complex biological networks


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Grant Rotskoff, Ph.D.
Complexity and control in nanoscale in nonequilibrium systems


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Lauren Shoemaker, Ph.D.
Maintenance of Ecobiology Across Spatial and Temporal Scales Under Anthropogenic Modification


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
David Zeevi, Ph.D.
Towards stable ecosystems - studying resilience in complex microbial systems


Postdoctoral Institution TBD
Xianyuan Zhan, Ph.D.
Functional Failures and Structure-function Dependencies on Flow-based Complex Networks


University of Reading
Talia Tamarin, Ph.D.
Complexity of the climate system: from the small-scale turbulence to the large-scale circulation