I am very grateful to agencies and organizations that have supported my research over the years. 

Active projects

Catherine Blake (PI) and Halil Kilicoglu (Co-PI). Assessing the use of Artificial Intelligence for Literature Search, CSL Behring, May 16 – July 15, 2022, $48,488.

Catherine Blake (PI, Co-PI June 2019-May 2020), William Gropp (Co-PI, PI June 2019-May 2020), Elif Ertekin (Co-PI); BD Hubs: Collaborative Proposal: Midwest: Midwest Big Data Hub: Building Communities to Harness the Data Revolution, National Science Foundation Award #1916613; June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2023; $3,963,137 (UIUC $2,883,274)

Rachel Magee (PI), Catherine Blake (Co-PI), Jana Diesner (Co-PI) Jennifer McCaffrey (Collaborator) Patricia McGlaughlin (Collaborator), Susan Sloop (Collaborator); Health Data Literacy Ambassadors, UIUC Extension Collaboration Grant Award #7586; Jan 1, 2021 – Dec31, 2023; $59,742;

Masooda N. Bashir (PI), Catherine Blake (Co-PI), Alfred Chong & Runhuan Feng (Department of Statistics and Mathematics, Co-PI), Faye Jones (College of Law, Co-PI) An Inclusive Evaluation of Privacy Standards in the Cloud, CISCO Jan 2021-Dec 2022 (summer and student support).

Projects recently completed

Zahra Mohaghegh (PI), Cheri Ostroff and Catherine Blake (Co-PIs); National Science Foundation (SES Division of Social and Economic Sciences and SBE Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences); May 5, 2015 – May 4, 2020 (No cost extension to August 2020); $899,663; A Big Data-Theoretic Approach to Quantify Organizational Failure Mechanisms in Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Award #1535167).

Catherine Blake and Maria Souden (Veterans Affairs) (PIs); US Department of Veterans Affairs; July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 (Extended to Jan 17, 2020); $164,300; Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture, Knowledge Sharing, and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal (Phase III).

Previous Projects

Wanda Pratt and Tammy Tengs (PI), Catherine Blake; University of California, Irvine Multi-Investigator Grant; June 2001 – June 2002; Using Scientific Text to Identify Breast Cancer Risk Factors.

Catherine Blake (PI); California Breast Cancer Research Program Dissertation Award; 2002-2004 $29,136; Using Scientific Text to Identify Breast Cancer Risk-Factors.

Gary Marchionini, Paul Solomon and Cathy Marshall (PI); Microsoft Research; January 2004–June 2005; $100,000 (Blake, Summer salary); Annotation Project.

John Smith, Paul Jones, John Reuning, and Catherine Blake (PI); IBM SUR Grant; August 2004 – June 2006; $17,115 (Blake’s portion only); Text Mining Biomedical Literature.

Catherine Blake (PI); The Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes, STC Program of the National Science Foundation under agreement CHE-9876674; August 2004 – June 2006; $68,652; Text Mining Chemistry Literature.

Catherine Blake (PI); UNC Junior Faculty Award; January 2007 – December 2007; $7,500; An Online Text Mining Evaluation Environment (OnTeMEE).

Catherine Blake (PI), Sue West (Co-PI); Computing Research Association Multidisciplinary Research Opportunity for Women (MRO-W) Program; Sept 2007 – August 2008 $22,500; Automated Information Extraction from Electronic Health Records.

Catherine Blake (PI); Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Faculty Fellows Program; July 2007 – June 2008; $50,000 + in-kind programmer support; Claim Jumping through Scientific Literature.

Etta Pisano (formally Paul Watkins) (PI); National Institutes of Health; June 2008 – May 2018; $61,000,000 (Blake, Research assistant support 2008-9); Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

Helen Tibbo (PI); Catherine Blake, Cal Lee, Gary Marchionini, Jeffrey Pomerantz, Jane Greenberg, Javed Mostafa, Diane Kelly (Co-I); Institute of Museum and Library Services; September 2008 – August 2012; $878,634 (Blake, 2% effort); DigCCurr II: Extending an International Digital Curation Curriculum to Doctoral Students and Practitioners.

David Richardson (PI); Gillings Innovation Labs; August 2008 – July 2010; $595,000 (Blake, 10% effort); Linking Data Collected by Hospitals and Ambulance Services.

Jon Gant (PI), Catherine Blake, Michael Twidale (Co-PIs); State Farm Insurance Companies (#2010-06961); 1 August 2010 – 31 January 2011; $44,295; The Future of IT for State Farm.

Catherine Blake (PI); Environmental Change Institute, UIUC (Faculty Fellowship program); April 2010 – May 2011; $10,000; Evidence-Based Discovery in Environmental Literature.

Catherine Blake (PI); National Science Foundation, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), #0812522; September 2008 – August 2011 (No cost extension to August 2012); $449,317; Towards Evidence-Based Discovery.

Michael Twidale (PI), Catherine Blake (Co-PI); University of Illinois; January 2014 – July 2014; $7,000; Collaborative Information Seeking and Data Use.

Jon Gant (PI), Illinois Extension (Co-PI), Catherine Blake (Team Member); University of Illinois; September 15, 2014 – August 14, 2016; $300,000; Digital Innovation Leadership.

Catherine Blake (PI); Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) RE-05-12-0054-12; July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015 (No cost extension to June 30, 2016); $712,338 (Award: $498,777; Matching: $213,561); Developing a Model for Sociotechnical Data Analytics (SODA) Education.

Catherine Blake and Maria Souden (PI), Michael Twidale (Co-PI); US Department of Veterans Affairs; August 15, 2014 – June 30, 2018; $204,324; Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture, Knowledge Sharing, and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal (Phases I and II).

Catherine Blake (PI); National Library of Medicine (Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications); Sept 19, 2016-August 15, 2017; Medical Informatics Research Program for Visiting Scientists.