NVO Research Initiative Awards

The NVO project would like to congratulate the following groups whose proposals have been selected by the NVO Science Steering Committee to obtain $25,000 stipends for VO-enabled research and/or software development. We received 42 proposals and were only able to fund 15. We are grateful for the high level of community interest and hope to be able to sponsor another program like this in the future. The original Call For Proposals can be viewed at http://usvao-web.ipac.caltech.edu/research

  • Sahar Allam, University of Wyoming
    Finding and Exploring Merging Pairs of Galaxies in 2MASS Using the NVO
  • Jeremy Brewer, University of Pittsburgh
    An Image Pipeline for Supernovae Detection
  • Harry Ferguson, Space Telescope Science Institute
    A Search for Dusty Halos Around Post-Starburst Galaxies
  • Tim Heckman, The Johns Hopkins University
    Redshift X-Ray Galaxies from SDSS and ROSAT PSPC Pointed Observations: The Catalog and Initial Applications to AGN-Starburst Connections
  • Mark Huber, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Incorporating Time-Series Datasets into the VO to Use RR Lyrae and Other Tracer Populations for a Large Scale Galactic Structure Study
  • Julia Kennefick, University of Arkansas/Fayetteville
    Utilizing Catalog Cross-Matching for Discovery and Study of Quasars
  • Charles Kerton, Iowa State University
    Detecting Embedded Intermediate Mass Stars Using the NVO
  • Yeong-Shang Loh, University of Colorado
    Archiving the Red Sequence Cluster Survey and Quasar Environment at z = 1 using NVO tools.
  • Ray Lucas, Space Telescope Science Institute
    Multiwavelength Exploration of a Complete Sample of Steep Spectrum Sources from the Texas Interferometer Survey: A Database Incorporating VLA 20cm Snapshots
  • Christopher Miller, National Optical Astronomy Observatories/CTIO
    Simulatneous Multicolor Detection of Objects Using the Virtual Observatory
  • Joseph Mohr, University of Illinois
    Photometric Redshifts and Galaxy Cluster Finding with the NVO
  • Ryan Scranton, University of Pittsburgh
    Mapping the Virtual Universe
  • Rob Seaman, National Optical Astronomy Observatories
    Enabling Follow-Up Observations of Supernovae: Sky Transient Event Infrastructure
  • Branimir Sesar, University of Washington
    Charting the Milky Way Halo with GALEX and SDSS RR Lyrae Candidates
  • Yogesh Wadadekar, Space Telescope Science Institute
    Large Area Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint VLA FIRST Radio Sources See in the Spitzer SWIRE Survey
  • Bradley Whitmore, Space Telescope Science Institute
    NVO Study of Super Star Clusters in Nearby Galaxies