Gifts, Grants, and Development

  • Principal Investigator, private gift for the development of the Intelligent Infrastructure facilities at Virginia Tech; $25,000,000; 2017 (https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/09/research-intel-infrastructure.html )
  • Principal Investigator, program development contract with the Economic Development Council of NYC - Applied Sciences Initiative; for the development of the CMU Integrative Media Program in NYC; $3,200,000; 2013-2016
  • Principal Investigator, private gift for the development of the CMU Integrative Media Program in NYC; $5,000,000; 2013-2020
  • Principal Investigator, Autodesk gift for the development of the Reality Computing Studio at CMU $220,000; 2014-2016
  • Principal Investigator, Grable and Benedum Foundations gift for the development of the Learning Media Design Center at CMU; $300,000; 2014-2017
  • Principal Investigator, Hillman Foundation gift for the development of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) curriculum; $270,000; 2014-2016
  • Principal Investigator, Intel Education Program gift for the development of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) curriculum; part of the Intel Design Network program; $150,000; 2014
  • Principal Investigator, For a Creative Technologies Industry Cluster, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council; Benedum Foundation; $250,000; 2012
  • Principal Investigator; NSF Collaborative Projects: EAGER: A virtual eXchange to support networks of creativity and innovation amongst Science, Engineering, Arts and Design (XSEAD); $260,000; 8/2011-2014; http://xsead.cmu.edu/
  • $20,000,000 private gift (anonymous donor) for the development and implementation of the Digital Culture Curriculum (2009); gift secured through the Offices of the President of ASU and of the Dean of the Herberger Institute. I developed the concept, the funding proposal and the pitch material and participated in the pitch together with the President and Dean; Fall 2009
  • Principal Investigator, State of Arizona Biomedical grant; Mixed Reality Rehabilitation for Stroke survivors; in collaboration with Banner Baywood Medical Center; $300,000; 2008-2010
  • Principal Investigator, NSF Integrated Graduate Research and Education Traineeship program (IGERT) award for interdisciplinary research and education in experiential media; $3,000,000; September 2005 – 2012; http://ame.asu.edu/igert/
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Kauffman Foundation grant for ASU "University as Entrepreneur" initiative; $5,000,000; April 2007 – 2012; http://entrepreneurship.asu.edu
  • Consultant, MusiNet: Comprehensive Design of a Networked Music Performance System, 2011-current; European Union funded project to advance the current state-of-the-art in Networked Music Performance (NMP) systems; University of Crete, P. Tsakalides PI; $1,000,000
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF CISE Research Infrastructure award for motion analysis; $1, 400,000; July 2004 – July 2011
  • Principal Investigator, NEA “Technology: Resources for Change” grant for motione project; $150,000; September 2003-April 2004
  • Principal Investigator, IT 301-State of Arizona grant; seed funds for the development of IT research in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; $1,000,000; May 2003-May 2008
  • Principal Investigator, IT 301-State of Arizona grant; seed funds for the hiring of engineering faculty in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering; $300,000; May 2002-May 2005
  • Principal Investigator, $150,000 gift from JPMorganChase for the JPMorganChase Kids Digital Dance and Sound project, 2001
  • $500,000 total industry and government sponsorships (EU, Heineken, SGI, Wolfram, Ministry of Culture and more) for the realization of the 1997 International Computer Music Conference.  I developed the proposals and made each pitch.
  • $150,000 subsidy from the Greek Ministry of Culture (1993); seed funds for the Institute of Psychoacoustics at the Univ. of Thessaloniki. I developed the proposal and made the pitch.