Seed Grants

SystemX Alliance allocates a portion of member company contributions for Seed Grants. These grants promote research and student engagement that align with the center’s emphasis on System Thinking and Interdisciplinary Cooperation. They seed future research directions.

To view presentations for the 2017 and 2018 awards, check out the agenda from the 2018 Fall Conference. Login is required to view slides and recordings.

2019 Award

Electrostatic Phase Switching in 2D Systems for Scaled, Energy Efficient Phase Change Memories

Professors Alberto Salleo (MSE), Eric Pop (EE), and Evan Reed (MSE)

2019 Award

Error-resilient Planning and Optimization for Multi-Agent Autonomous Systems

Professors Dorsa Sadigh (EE & CS) and Mert Pilanci (EE)

2019 Award

CMOS technology for the rapid detection of sepsis biomarkers at the point-of-care

Professors Tom Soh (EE & Radiology) and Mark Holodniy (Dept. of Medicine & Palo Alto VA)

2018 Award

Understanding the potential of wide-bandgap semiconductors

Professors Juan Rivas (EE), Jim Plummer (EE), and Debbie Senesky (Aero/Astro)

2018 Award

A smart system for home-based food allergy screening

Professors Sindy Tang (ME)
& Kari Nadeau (Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma & Pediatrics)

2017 Award

Secure and Efficient Distributed Learning

Professors Ada Poon (EE), Bob Hu (EE) & Simon Wong (EE)

View 2017 Fall Conference Presentation

2016 Award

Computation (pre Focus Area) Exploration

Professors Subhasish Mitra (CS)
& Chris Ré (CS)