Funding & Awards

Extramural Funding & Internal Awards/Grants (Selected academic and non-academic)*:

1. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Hardware Grant (2018), Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA: https://cetl.gsu.edu/programs-grants-awards/grant-funded-projects/ Poster Link [*2021:4]

2. Create-X, Startup Launch Grant (2019), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA: “Utilization of convolutional neural networks for security against password cracking”: https://create-x.gatech.edu/about

3. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, Rothberg Fund (2020), USA: “CHEST-AI: AI tool for detection of lung diseases from chest X- ray data”: https://medium.com/tsai-city/kickstarting-healthcare-innovation-with-the-rothberg-catalyzer-prototype-fund-6f5a1f37c5c2 Poster Link Product

Github [*2023:1, 4, 9; 2021: 17, 23][**21, 23, 29, 30]

4. Entrepreneurship Foundation Connecticut, USA Fund (2020), USA: “CHEST-AI: AI tool for detection of lung diseases from chest X- ray data”: https://www.entrepreneurshipfoundation.org/

[*2023:1, 4, 9; 2021: 17, 23][**21, 23, 29, 30] Github Product

5. Culinda Technologies (2020), Texas, USA (https://www.culinda.io/): Machine learning solutions for medical devices that provide deep insight into IoT and IoMT applications

[*2023:1, 4, 9; 2021: 17, 23][**21, 23, 29, 30] Github Product

6. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub Azure Credits (2022) $25,000 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/startups): “CHEST-AI: AI tool for detection of lung diseases from chest X- ray data”. Product

 

7. Oracle for Research Award: https://www.oracle.com/research/

8. SCICU SC Independent Colleges & Universities Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program (2022): Utilizing Natural Language Processing (NLP) to increase the effectiveness of finding career opportunities. Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA Student **Joshua Kiprono, Presently software engineer at Atlassian $7,169 (direct, 100%). App Deploy: https://joshuakiplimo-resparse-resumematch-6a8pxp.streamlit.app/ Poster Link [**30] https://scicu.org/about-scicu/programs/, https://scicu.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/SCICU-2022-Annual-Report-final.pdf, https://campuspress.yale.edu/shrikantpawar/files/2024/02/SCICU-2023-625e275a93f01498-300×200.jpeg GitHub Thesis presentation: https://youtu.be/Jx6Q7TaISIU https://campuspress.yale.edu/shrikantpawar/files/2023/02/Joshua-SCICU-768×681.jpg

Project: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_0fc28fef39d94861ad5b18e83391a167.docx?dn=JoshuaKipronoThesisDraft.docx

PPT: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_8bb6fb5a75384bd5888fd7d8f43d51af.pdf

9. Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA, Smart Home, Center of Excellence Seed Grant (2022): Collection and processing of health-care data for African-American subjects from wrist wearable devices: $19,919.88 (direct, 100%, Pilot funding) Poster Link Github

 https://yalegenomics.shinyapps.io/app-smart-home/

10. Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Education of Teachers. South Carolina Established Program for Stem Cooperative Research SC INRE South Carolina Established Program for Stem Cooperative Research (SC EPSCoR) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program (2022): https://www.furman.edu/integrative-research/education-outreach/research-experience-for-teachers-program/. Github

Project(******Ms. Etha, Bamberg Ehrhardt High School): https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_1ad94ed63c6a49c887177419bdb46567.docx?dn=Etha%20project%20report.docx

11. Google HBCU Career Readiness Capacity Grant (2023): $20,000 (direct, 100%). https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/corp-scholar-programs/grow-with-google-hbcu-career-readiness-program-overview/

12. SCICU SC Independent Colleges & Universities Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program (2023): A prospective, community-based observational study for creating a comprehensible electronic health record (EHR) database using wearable devices in African American cohort. $7,000 (direct, 100%). Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA students **Priscilla Fatokun and **Oluwamayowa Owolabi Github SCICU research poster Priscilla-Research Presentation [**39]

Project: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_88f5decdd4c44ce497f7f2f71018c63b.docx?dn=Building%20a%20Responsive%20SmartHome.docx Thesis presentation: https://youtu.be/NUPr-kXKCaU

PPT: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_65cf61cfe8b8429fae9cfcb31f099f15.pptx?dn=Building%20a%20Responsive%20Smart%20Home.pptx

Project: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_5add3a1670ff4c68a3cb307ddbe7e811.docx?dn=Priscilla%20Fatokun%27s%20Thesis.docx

PPT: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_9ea49363c6704e198ccbd724c57a3fdc.pptx?dn=Priscilla%20Fatokun%27s%20Presentation.pptx

13. National Science Foundation South Carolina Established Program for Stem Cooperative Research (SC EPSCoR) RII Track-1 Award: AI-enabled Devices for the Advancement of Personalized and Transformative Healthcare in South Carolina (2023-2027): Total Award (direct and indirect) Role: Co-PI, 100% $20,000,000.00, Claflin Sub-award $414,000.00. A multi-institutional grant collaboration between Clemson University in partnership with Benedict College, The Citadel, Claflin University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina Research Authority, South Carolina State University, Tri-County Technical College, University of South Carolina, and Winthrop University. GitHub Poster Funding supports Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA students **Caliese J. Beckford and **Mr. Sabb, Dinari. Thrust II: Techniques of computer vision for image analysisEducation and Workforce Development, Project Implementation Team. [*9][**38, 40, 42, 43] Presentation PPT PPT 

14. Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA Summer Seed Research Grant (2023): Utilization of Machine Learning Techniques for Aiding Detection of Ischemic Stroke Lesion, Infarct Volumes, and Small-artery Occlusions: $10,000 (direct, 100%, Pilot funding). Poster Link [*2024:9][**2024:36] Github Springer Intelligent Sustainable Systems Paper Springer Presentation PPT

Project: https://campuspress.yale.edu/shrikantpawar/files/2024/04/Seed-Report-2023-d26fc72513e269e3.docx

15. National Science Foundation South Carolina Established Program for Stem Cooperative Research (SC EPSCoR) RII Track-1 Award, GAIN CRP Subaward, Clemson University https://cecas.clemson.edu/biophotonics/ (Grants for Applications in Industry and Networking Collaborative Research Program): AI-Enabled Construction of Aligned Collagen Using Two-Photon Techniques (2024-2025): Total Award (direct and indirect) $70,000.00 [**43] Poster Funding supports Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA students **Caliese J. Beckford and **Mr. Sabb, Dinari.  Role: Co-PI, (direct, 100%)

16. Title III and Special Initiative Office SEED Funding, Claflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA: Biomarker Identification for the Diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) (2024): Total Award (direct and indirect) $8,840.00 Github Students involved **Lierra Rivera Presently doctoral student at Clemson University, Bioengineering Program and **Kalyn Wesby. Role: PI, (direct, 100%) **Germari Cull, **Mr. Adrian Lockwood and **Kalyn Wesby. Role: PI, (direct, 100%) GitHub Report

[Role-Investigator: 1,2,3,4,5,7,8; Co-PI/PI: 6,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15, 16]

Travel Awards (Selected)*:

1. Georgia State University, Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Atlanta, USA, September 2013. Github [*2019: 13][**12]

2. Western Kentucky University, Department of Biology, Bowling Green, USA, Nov 2011. Github [*2011: 4][**15]

3. New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) conference, 2018: https://necsi.edu/

4. Institute for Data Engineering and Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2019: http://dsf.ideas.gatech.edu/events/mlse

5. Honored Listee, Marquis Who’s Who: https://marquiswhoswho.com/

6. Cascadia R Conf 2021 Workshop Scholarship.

7. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA All of Us Evenings with Genetics (AoUEwG) Research Program’s Underrepresented Biomedical Faculty Summit (UBRFS)

8. Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference, 2019. Github [*2019: 8][**8]

9. Guest Lecturer, Issued by Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune. India. Dec 2018. University: http://bvuniversity.edu.in/
Topic: Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy logic and its applications in Homeopathic Repertories.  PPT: https://github.com/spawar2/Shrodinger-Equation/blob/main/Presentation_Tejas_Webinar.pptx. Git: https://github.com/spawar2/Shrodinger-Equation

10. Guest Lecturer, Managing research effectively, 2023 online summer school by Narayanan A, Lahiri C & Pawar S, Center for Research, Innovation & Translation, Department of Biotechnology, Atmiya University, India. 
University: https://atmiyauni.ac.in/. Topic: https://www.claflin-computation.com/_files/ugd/81dd80_c9592316356c4638915e40a5a42c6bdf.pdf
https://campuspress.yale.edu/shrikantpawar/files/2023/08/Atmiya-University.pdf

11. Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems, Chongqing, China (ICAIIS 2021). Artificial intelligence and cancer biomarker discovery, by Shrikant Pawar, Keynote speaker, http://icaiis.org/Keynote-Speekers.html. Topic: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3469213.3469214 Github [*2021: 13][**3]

12. Keynote Speaker, 4th International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Simulation, Guangzhou, China, 2021. Machine learning application in genomics, by Shrikant Pawar, Keynote speaker and general chair, http://www.4th-amms.org/com.html

13. AWS Machine Learning University Machine Learning Intensive Bootcamp (Introduction to Machine Learning Part 2), Introduction to Machine Learning. https://the-cs.org/train-aws-pd Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning Professional Development Intensive Bootcamp Part I for Teachers https://bpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/campuspress.yale.edu/dist/7/3679/files/2024/01/Summer-2023-a4bc36a96ad5b076-300×212.jpeg https://bpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/campuspress.yale.edu/dist/7/3679/files/2023/12/Machine-Learning-Intensive-300×232.png https://campuspress.yale.edu/shrikantpawar/files/2024/03/Pawar-March-2024-AWS-Bootcamp-Part-I-Certificate-1c9070db6c2e07ab.pdf

[*Published articles from publications; **Presentations from conferences] https://www.claflin-computation.com/publications