NSF CAREER Award Winners

Posted on February 27, 2008  Comments (1)

Engineer Roy Choudhury wins NSF Early Career Award

Assistant Professor Romit Roy Choudhury has received a 5-year, $437,000 National Science Foundation Early CAREER award. The distinction recognizes and supports the early career development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become academic leaders

“A smart antenna is like a spotlight,” Roy Choudhury explains. “It forms a focused beam that can be used to precisely transmit and receive information. This opens up a new realm of possibilities, including concurrent communications, higher transmission range, better information hiding, etc. In contrast,” he said, “old school ‘dumb’ antennas are analogous to lightbulbs. You turn them on and they spread light everywhere, or in this case, interfere with all the other communications around them.”

“Security and privacy are additional advantages of antenna-aware protocols”, said Roy Choudhury. “By focusing your beams intelligently, you may prevent eavesdroppers form listening to your conversation, and even jam them selectively. Such capabilities have obvious implications for national security.”

Through his NSF CAREER project, named Spotlight, Roy Choudhury plans to develop the theoretical basis for antenna-aware networking, design distributed protocols, and implement them on an experimental testbed.

You can get the press releases on CAREER on nsf.gov for 1996-2000? Do they know it is 2008?

Here are some more awardees from this year: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Wenjing LouClarkson University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Narayanan NeithalathEngineering’s Ghosh Wins NSF Award for Novel Transistor Research at the NanoscaleShengquan Wang is an assistant professor of computer and information science at the University of Michigan-DearbornDr. Glen Jackson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Bio Chemistry at Ohio UniversityDr. C. Heath Turner, Reichhold-Shumaker assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama

Related: Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2006)2005 MacArthur FellowsPresidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (2007)

One Response to “NSF CAREER Award Winners”

  1. Curious Cat Science Blog » HHMI Nurtures Nation’s Best Early Career Scientists
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    “HHMI will invest more than $300 million in this first group of scientists and plans a second competition in 2011…”

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