The Pitt Momentum Funds support high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors at three distinct scales. The suite of funds consists of: Seeding Grants, which support significant and innovative scholarship by individuals or small groups of faculty; Teaming Grants, which support the early stage planning and capacity building of large multidisciplinary projects; and Scaling Grants, which support the detailed project planning, gathering of proof-of-concept results, and reduction of technical risk so that teams can competitively pursue large, complex, extramural funding. During the 2022 round of funding, five faculty from our department were awarded Pitt Momentum Funds grants for projects they lead or collaborated on with faculty from other departments.
Drs. Adriana Kovashka, Malihe Alikhani, Diane Litman, and Rebecca Hwa received a Seedling Grant for their project, Situated Task-Driven Multimodal Intent Modeling and Applications. Dr. Xulong Tang also received a Seedling Grant for his project Q-GPU: A Recipe of Optimizations for Quantum Circuit Simulation Using GPUs. Additionally, Drs. Litman and Hwa collaborated with faculty from the Pitt School of Law on creating the Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies, which received a Scaling Grant.