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CAREER Awards

Nineteen professors in the School of Engineering & Applied Science are recipients of the National Science Foundation's prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards "in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization."

"This truly remarkable achievement is a significant recognition of the tremendous quality of our faculty," says Dean Ralph Quatrano.

Srikanth Singamaneni (2013)

The goal of “Plasmonic Nanoclusters with Built-in Artificial Antibodies for Label-free Biosensing,” is to develop a low-cost biosensor that is more stable, sensitive and specific.

Jung-Tsung Shen (2013)

His project is titled: "Extraordinary Enhancement of Optical Nonlinearity in Subwavelength Metal-Nonlinear Dielectric Gratings."

Kunal Agrawal (2012)

The goal of "Provably Good Concurrency Platforms for Streaming Applications," is to design platforms that will allow programmers to easily write correct and efficient high-throughput parallel programs.

Killian Wienberger (2012)

"New Directions for Metric Learning" seeks to solve one of the fundamental problems of machine learning: how to compare individual texts, images or sounds.

Caitlin Kelleher (2011)

"Looking Glass: Leveraging Mentor Interactions to Create Personalized Programming Help for Independent Learners," will enable researchers to build a virtual mentoring system using captured interactions between computer science domain experts and children.

Young-Shin Jun (2011)

Her project is titled: "Understanding CO2-Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration: An Integrated Research and Education Plan."

Yinjie Tang (2010)

The results of his research project, "Development of 13C-assisted Metabolic Flux Analysis Tools for Metabolic Engineering of Cyanobacteria," will enable the more effective production of butanol and biofuels using carbon dioxide and sunlight.

Lan Yang (2010)

Professor Yang is also the recipient of a 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The early career award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Tao Ju (2009)

His project is titled: "Reconstructing Geometrically and Topologically Correct Models."

Jr-Shin Li (2008)

His project is titled: "Ensemble Control with Applications to Spectroscopy, Imaging and Computation."

Mark Anastasio (2006)

The goal of his research is to develop imaging methods to investigate important biomedical applications including atherosclerotic plaque characterization.

Daniel Giammar (2006)

His project finished in 2012 and was titled: "Interfacial Reactions Affecting Heavy Metal Fate and Transport: An Integrated Research and Education Plan."

Robert Pless (2006)

Professor Pless received a five-year award for "Passive Vision-What Can be Learned by a Stationary Observer."

Kathy Flores (2005)

Her research, "Development of a Structurally Based Plastic Flow Model to Enhance the Utilization of Bulk Metallic Glasses," could lead to a better understanding of how certain types of cancer form.

Christopher Gill (2005)

Professor Gill received a six-year award for "Time and Event Based System Software Construction."

Chenyang Lu (2005)

Professor Lu received a six-year award for "Adaptive Quality of Service Control in Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems."

Jeremy Buhler (2003)

Professor Buhler received a six-year award for "New Technologies for Biosequence Comparison."

Lihong Wang (1998)

Professor Wang's CAREER Award research was titled "Turbid Acousto-Optics."

Phil Bayly (1996)

Professor Bayly researched the behavior of nonlinear systems to predict and control of ventricular fibrillation, a kind of cardiac arrhythmia.

 
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