In August 2020, Prof. Zanibbi became a member of the MMLI project, funded as one of the first NSF-sponsored AI Centers.
In December 2017, the National Science Foundation (USA) awarded a grant to Prof. Zanibbi, Anurag Agarwal (RIT), Douglas Oard (Univ. Maryland, College Park), and Lee Giles (Penn State) in support of research into extracting text-math relationships and then using these to produce math-aware search engines. The grant also supports integration with the CiteSeerX technical paper database.
The French Ministy of Higher Education and Research has provided a grant to support a PhD student at INSA Rennes (France) co-advised by Betrand Couasnon, Yann Ricquebourg, and Prof. Zanibbi (2016-2019). The project is exploring the interaction between deep learning and syntactic pattern recognition techniques in document recognition tasks.