Dr. Ali Minai gets million dollar grant from National Science Foundation

September 20, 2012 by  

aliminaiAli Minai, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Cincinnati, recently was awarded the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (or the INSPIRE award) for his project, “The Hunting of the Spark: A Systematic Study of Natural Creativity in Human Networks.”

INSPIRE grants, from the National Science Foundation, target complicated and important scientific problems in interdisciplinary studies.

Before coming to UC, Minai received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in Pakistan; he then came to the United States in 1985 to study for his master’s and PhD in electrical engineering at the University of Virginia. After completing his post-doctoral work in neuroscience at the University of Virginia, Minai landed his first teaching job in 1993 at the University of Cincinnati.


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