Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE Faculty: CAREER, PECASE and Young Investigator Awards

The National Science Foundation CAREER (formerly known as the Presidential Young Investigator Award) and PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) awards are the foundation's most highly-esteemed awards for junior faculty members. They were established to recognize and support the early career development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Recipients are selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the missions of their institutions.

The YIA (Young Investigator Award) Programs support faculty research and encourage faculty teaching and research careers. Recipients have typically held their graduate degrees for fewer than five years. There are a variety of agencies which honor junior faculty members through YIA programs. This list includes, but is not limited to, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Photo Name / Project Award Year
Somin Lee Somin Eunice Lee
“Engineering Plasmonic Nanoantenna Architectures for Efficient Nuclear Delivery.”

NSF CAREER Award

2015
Jason Corso Jason Corso

NSF CAREER Award

ARO Young Investigator Award

2009


2010

Ozay N Necmiye Ozay
"Dynamics-based information extraction: a hybrid systems approach"

DARPA Young Faculty Award
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2014
Becky Peterson Becky Peterson
"Amorphous Oxide Thin Film Transistors for Switched-Mode Power Supplies"

DARPA Young Faculty Award
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2014
Zhaohui Zhong
"Graphene Heterostructures Based Hot Carrier Optoelectronics"

NSF CAREER Award
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2013
Mina Rais-Zadeh Mina Rais-Zadeh
"Acoustic Phonons and Their Interactions with Electrons in Gallium Nitride Ultra-fast Ultra-scaled Resonators"

"Chip-Scale Precision Timing Unit for PicoSatellites"


 


MEMS Reconfigurable Filters for Multi-Band Low-Power Radios


ONR Young Investigator Award
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NSF CAREER Award
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2014

 

2012

 




2010

Raj Nadakuditi Raj Nadakuditi
"Fundamental limits of eigen-wavefront based imaging through highly scattering random media"

"Random matrix theoretic approaches to sensor fusion for sensing and surveilance in highly cluttered environments."

Fundamental Limits and Algorithms for Quiet Signal Detection, Estimation and Classification


DARPA Young Faculty Award
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AFOSR Young Investigator Award
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ONR Young Investigator Award
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2014



2012



2011

Pei-Cheng Ku Pei-Cheng Ku
Nitride Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement

DARPA Young Faculty Award
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2010
Wei Lu Wei Lu
Understanding, Development and Applications of Nanoscale Memristor Devices

NSF CAREER Award
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2010
Clay Scott Clay Scott
Guided Sensing

NSF CAREER Award
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2010
Zhengya Zhang
Zhengya Zhang
Removing Energy Barrier towards Capacity-Approaching Information Transmission and Storage

NSF CAREER Award
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2010
Anthony Grbic Anthony Grbic



Advances in Metamaterial Structures and Devices


New Approach to Manipulating Electromagnetic Fields: Nearfield Focusing Plates


PECASE
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NSF CAREER Award
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AFOSR YIA
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2009


2008



2008

David Wentzloff David Wentzloff
"Ultra-Low Power Radios for Energy-Autonomous Systems"

3D Wireless Interconnect for Crossbar Routing in Many-Core Processors

NSF CAREER Award
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DARPA Young Faculty Award
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2013



2009

Jamie Phillips Jamie Phillips
Oxide Electronics for Integrated Microsystems and Displays


Ferroelectric Heterostructure Integration With GaAs Optoelectronic Devices


DARPA Young Faculty Award [More Info]

NSF CAREER Award

2007



2003
Achilleas Anastasopoulos Achilleas Anastasopoulos
Exploring the Complexity Limits of Joint Data Detection and Channel Estimation: Exact, Polynomial-Complexity Solutions and Ultra-Fast Approximations

NSF CAREER Award

2004
Robert Dick Robert Dick
Analysis, Design, and Synthesis of High-Performance, Low-Power, Real-Time Embedded Systems

NSF CAREER Award

2004
Michael Flynn Michael Flynn
Improving Analog/digital Interfaces to CMOS Signal Processing Systems

NSF CAREER Award

2004
S. Sandeep Pradhan S. Sandeep Pradhan
New Architectures for Distributed Compression and Communication of Delay-Sensitive Information in Sensor Networks


NSF CAREER Award


2004
Mingyan Liu Mingyan Liu
Capacity-Driven Design of Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks

NSF CAREER Award

2003
Dennis Sylvester Dennis Sylvester
Improving Technology-EDA Integration Through Interconnect Design Tools for Nanometer Design

NSF CAREER Award

2002
Todd Austin Todd Austin
New Directions in Speculative Execution

NSF CAREER Award

2001
Yogesh Gianchandani Yogesh Gianchandani
High Force, High Speed Electro-Thermal Micro-Actuators: Design, Fabrications, and Applications

NSF CAREER Award

2000
Marios Papaefthymiou Marios Papaefthymiou
Parallel Integer Programming for Architectural-Level VLSI Design

NSF CAREER Award

ARO Young Investigator Award


1996


1995
Eric Michielssen Eric Michielssen
Electromagnetic Component Design Using Genetic Algorithms

NSF CAREER Award

1995
Jeff Fessler Jeff Fessler
Statistical Methods for Improved Attenuation Correction in Emission Computed Tomography

NIH FIRST

1993
Khalil Najafi Khalil Najafi
NSF Young Investigator Award

1992
St├ęphane Lafortune Stéphane Lafortune
Modeling, Analysis and Control of Discrete Event Systems

NSF Young Investigator Award

1990
Andrew Yagle Andrew Yagle
Inverse scattering (2-D layer stripping)


Fast Algorithms for Estimation and Inverse Scattering


ONR Young Investigator Award

NSF Young Investigator Award

1990


1988
Jim Freudenberg Jim Freudenberg
Robust Design of Multivariable Feedback Systems

NSF Young Investigator Award

1988
Jessy Grizzle Jessy Grizzle
Nonlinear Control Systems


NSF Young Investigator Award


1987
Greg Wakefield Greg Wakefield
Constrained Spectral Estimation

NSF Young Investigator Award

1987
Herb Winful Herb Winful
Nonlinear Phenomena in Optical Fibers and Semiconductor Lasers

NSF Young Investigator Award

1987
Wayne Stark Wayne Stark
Performance Analysis of Spread-Spectrum Systems

NSF Young Investigator Award

1985

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