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Onabajo Wins NSF Grant

September 3, 2013

ECE Assistant Professor Marvin Onabajo was awarded a $200K National Science Foundation EAGER grant to create a "Integrated Self-Calibrated Analog Front-End for Biopotential and Bioimpedance Measurements". 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of $7.2 billion (FY 2014), it is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

The EAGER funding mechanism can be used to support exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches. This work could be considered especially "high risk-high payoff" in the sense that it involves radically different approaches, applies new expertise, or engages novel disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Dr. Onabajo joined Northeastern in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.