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Sony: Focused Research Award

Sony: Focused Research Award

Award Amount: Up to $150,000
Application Due Date: September 15, 2020

Additional Information -
The Sony Research Award Program seeks to create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries, and the future.

To that end, Sony welcomes applications for the Focused Research Award, which seeks to foster collaboration with academic partners and facilitate the exploration of new and promising research. The program will provide up to $150,000 in support of collaborative research projects. Focused research themes include countermeasures against so-called deep fakes on an image sensor level; the training of neural networks using unlabeled targets and without the need for prohibitively large and costly datasets; exploration of the under-explored deep fusion (or early fusion) of visual (camera) and radar sensor signals; the design and implementation of camera ISP algorithms using deep learning and computer vision; robust mesh tracking for volumetric capture; advanced image processing enabled by AI; machine learning/artificial intelligence for wireless communications; reconfigurable reflector type materials; acoustic meta-materials; novel technologies for GaN-based VCSELs; and intelligent sensing of patient-reported outcomes.

To be eligible, applicants must be a principal investigator who is a full-time professor (adjunct professors are not eligible) or researcher and eligible to supervise PhD students at a university/educational institution in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. Full professors, associate professors, and assistant professors are eligible to apply.

See the Sony website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP

If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Lynn Wong or Gwen Allouch with the Office of Advancement.