Research Awards

NSF CAREER Awards

The prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

The following faculty members in the College of Engineering are CAREER Award recipients:

Mathieu Francoeur

Award date: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Title: “Enhanced Power Generation in a Nanoscale-Gap Thermophotovoltaic Device due to Radiative Heat Transfer Exceeding the Blackbody Limit”

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Rob Stoll

Award date: March 1, 2013 – February 28, 2018

Title: “A Multiscale Study of Heavy Particle Transport in Sparse Canopies”

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Tolga Tasdizen

Award date: September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2017

Title: “Deep sparse dictionary context models and their application to image parsing and neuron tracking for connectomics”

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Hanseup Kim

Award date: August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2017

Title: “Next-Generation Micro Gas Chromatography System Toward Ultra-High Capacity, Selectivity, and Portability For Distributed Environmental Awareness”

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Jamesina Simpson

Award date: July 1, 2012 – August 31, 2015

Title: “3-D Global Full Maxwell’s Equations Modeling of the Effects of a Coronal Mass Ejection on the Earth”

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Feifei Li

Award date: September 29, 2011 – January 31, 2016

Title: “Novel Query Processing Techniques for Distributed Probabilistic Data”

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Rajesh Menon

Award date: July 11, 2011 – June 30, 2016

Title: “Scalable Nanopatterning to Enable High Efficiency Photovoltaics”

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Preston Thomas Fletcher

Award date: June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2016

Title: “Statistical Models and Classification of Time-Varying Shape”

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Ramesh Goel

Award date: January 1, 2011 – May 31, 2016

Title: “Bacteriophages in activated sludge bioreactors- effect on process performance and process sustainability and a tool for educational outreach to underrepresented students.”

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Jake Abbott

Award date: April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2015

Title: “Nonuniform-Magnetic-Field Control of Medical Microrobots”

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Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Award date: February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2015

Title: “Geometric Algorithms For Data Analysis In Spaces Of Distributions”

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Cameron Charles

Award date: May 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009

Title: “High-Rate Wireless Data Links for Biomedical Implants”

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Ling Zang

Award date: August 15, 2008 – April 30, 2012

Title: “Optoelectronic Sensing with Single Organic Nanowires”

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William Provancher

Award date: July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2013

Title: “HCC: Haptic Guidance Systems”

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Juliana Freire

Award date: April 15, 2008 – July 31, 2011

Title: “Storing, Querying and Re-Using Provenance of Computational Tasks”

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Ashutosh Tiwari

Award date: March 1, 2008 – February 28, 2013

Title: “Rare Earth Oxide-based Diluted Magnetic Dielectrics”

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Neal Patwari

Award date: February 1, 2008 – January 31, 2013

Title: “RF-Sensing Networks for Radio Tomographic Environmental Imaging”

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Rajeev Balasubramonian

Award date: May 1, 2006 – April 30, 2011

Title: “Exploring Heterogeneity Within Chip Multiprocessors”

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Rong-Rong Chen

Award date: May 1, 2006 – April 30, 2012

Title: “Efficient Utilization of Multiple Antennas for High-rate Communications in Wireless Networks”

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Priyank Kalla

Award date: February 1, 2006 – January 31, 2012

Title: “Exploring Symbolic Algebra for RTL Verification of Arithmetic Datapaths”

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John Regehr

Award date: May 1, 2005 – April 30, 2010

Title: “Vertically Integrated Program Analysis for Embedded Software

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Robert Kirby

Award date: January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2009

Title: “Quantifying and Controlling Error and Uncertainty in Computational Inverse Problems”

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Gil Shamir

Award date: December 15, 2003 – November 30, 2010

Title: “Advances in Universal Data Compression with Applications to Joint Source and Channel Coding

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Jeffrey Weiss

Award date: August 1, 2002 – November 30, 2007

Title: ” In Vivo Quantification of Tissue Deformation and Growth from Medical Image Data”

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Reid Harrison

Award date: March 1, 2002 – February 29, 2008

Title: “Low-Power VLSI Circuits for Large-Scale Neuronal Recording”

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Steven Blair

Award date: February 15, 2002 – January 31, 2008

Title: “Integrated-Optic Nanoparticle Biosensor Arrays”

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Ross Whitaker

Award date: October 1, 2000 – September 30, 2005

Title: ” A Statistical Framework For Reconstructing 3D Manifolds From Range Data”

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Mikhail Skliar

Award date: April 1, 1999 – March 31, 2004

Title: “Online Estimation of MWD of Polymer Melts Using Broad-Band Dielectric Measurements: Sensor Development and Control”

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Ellen Riloff

Award date: May 15, 1997 – April 30, 2003

Title: “Building Conceptual Natural Language Processing Systems for Practical Applications”

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Russell Stewart

Award date: July 15, 1996 – June 30 2001

Title: ” A Biomimetic Active Separation Device Based on the Microtubule Motor Protein, Kinesin”

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