Application Thrusts
Enabling Technologies

Preserving Cultural Heritage

Principal Investigator:
Falko Kuester (CSE/Structural Engineering)
Maurizio Seracini (CISA3/Structural Engineering) and Tom Levy (Anthropology/Archaeology)
$3.2 million
5 years

In August 2010, NSF gave the green light to a major new project for Calit2's Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3). The project: Training, Research and Education for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics. The funding comes from NSF's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. Starting this fall, an inaugural group of Ph.D.-track graduate students from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science will be funded to do doctoral work in the field of cultural heritage diagnostics. They will develop advanced imaging, information and visualization technologies to diagnose, monitor and safeguard great works of art, historic structures and archaeological artifacts.

Federal Awards 2005 - 2010