Prof. Emily Whiting was awarded an NSF Grant for her work in Structurally-Aware Computation for Geometry Acquisition and Design. The award program is under the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Research Initiation Initiative (CRII).

The CISE Research Initiation Initiative is part of CISE's strategy to increase its investments in the development and growth of the research capabilities of future generations of computer and information scientists and engineers. CRII awards are given to researchers to undertake exploratory investigations, to acquire and test preliminary data, develop collaborations within or across research disciplines, and/or develop new algorithms, approaches, and system designs/prototypes, which together or separately may lead to improved capacity to write successful proposals submitted to other programs in the future.