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Rose Announces Nearly $750k in Federal Funding for CSI Research

National Science Foundation awarded funding for two research projects around earth sciences and optical networks

Staten Island, September 4, 2019
Tags: Education

Congressman Max Rose announced today that researchers at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island (CSI) have recently been awarded $741,226 in federal funding for two separate research projects.


“We have some of the best and brightest men and women right here on Staten Island taking on the tough issues and challenges facing our community and our country,” Rose said. “I’m proud to see their hard work being supported and look forward to seeing what’s to come.”


The National Science Foundation grant awards include:


  • $491,395 to CSI researchers David Lindo-Atichati and Joel Llopiz to undertake a marine science and language interdisciplinary approach to enhance the number, diversity, and professional development of undergraduate students in Earth Sciences.
  • $249,831 to CSI researchers Xin Jiang, Neophytos Antoniades, Dwight Richards, and Mark Feuer who seek to optimize the design of all-optical networks based on multicore fibers. The project's outcomes will help the academic and industrial research community in its quest for a faster, more efficient Internet, capable of supporting future information services and providing connectivity among billions of devices.