Computer Science faculty win four NSF CAREER awards
Monday, September 14, 2009
– Ann Claycombe
The Department of Computer Science has reached a new milestone: every single assistant professor has now won the National Science Foundation's CAREER award. The award is the foundation’s most prestigious for researchers at the beginning of their careers.
“I’m pleased and very proud,” said Yi Pan, the department chair. “These young faculty members are very impressive – to have that kind of success rate is very, very rare.”
The assistant professors who have received the award are as follows:
Raheem Beyah investigates topics including network security, wireless networks, network traffic characterization and performance, and security visualization. He received the CAREER award in 2009.
Xiaojun (Matt) Cao works on modeling, analysis, and protocol/algorithm design of communication networks, specifically optical networks. He received the CAREER award in 2006.
Xiaolin Hu works on modeling and simulation, agent and multi-agent systems, and model-based development. He received the CAREER award in 2009.
Yingshu Li has research interests including optimization in networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless networking and mobile computing. She received the CAREER award in 2006.Pan said that the good research environment at Georgia State and the resources available in the Atlanta area make it easier to attract and nurture top-quality researchers. In fact, he’s had young scholars come up to him at conferences and ask if his department was hiring.
“We’re seen as a computer science department on the rise,” he said. “We’re a research department that gets results.”