College of technology guest speaker Dr. Li Yang, National Science Foundation, today (Monday, April 5) at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom

Please join The College of Technology in welcoming guest speaker, Dr. Li Yang, who is a Program Director with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Yang’s presentation: “NSF Merit Review System and Grant Writing” will take place virtually via Zoom on Monday, April 5th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. by following this link:

What is the NSF merit review process and what does it take to ensure that reviewers find merit in your NSF proposal? Join us for an inside look as we analyze the NSF proposal process from solicitation to award or decline. This session will share how to identify key components in intellectual merit and broader impact. This session will discuss how to write a competitive proposal, approaches for volunteering to review, resources, Helpful Hints and Fatal Flaws. Several NSF programs will be discussed as well.

Li Yang serves as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. She is a Guerry Professor and the Director of UTC Information Security (InfoSec) Center, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE-IA/CD). Her research interests include network and information security, mobile security, big data analytics, massive data mining, bioinformatics, cybersecurity education, and engineering techniques for complex software system design. She actively involves students into her research. She authored papers on these areas in refereed journals, conferences and symposiums. She has secured over four million in external funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


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