NSF CAREER Awarded to Professors Shahaf Nitzan, Molei Tao, and Yao Yao

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The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. 

This year, three more SoM professors have been granted this coveted award,  increasing the number CAREER awards to SoM professors to 22 awards since the creation of the award in 1997. This years winners are:

Professor Yao Yao

Professor Yao is an Assistant Professor in SoM, whose interests include mathematical analysis of nonlinear PDEs arising from fluid mechanics and mathematical biology, who has also been involved with research experiences for undergraduates (REU) programs.

Professor Shahaf Nitzan

Professor Nitzan is an Assistant Professor in SoM and works in harmonic analysis, an area of mathematics that is of much interest in natural sciences and engineering, including in sound and image processing, wireless communications and data transmission, methods in quantum mechanics and quantum computing, and the analysis of signals in geophysics and medicine.

Professor Molei Tao

Assistant Professor Molei Tao's research is primarily concerned with control systems characterized by multiple scales, geometric structures, and randomness. Prof. Tao's group addresses both scientific curiosity and engineering practicality, from studying extrasolar and Solar planetary dynamics, the engineering problems of energy transfer and harvest, rare events quantification, the resonant control of microscopic systems, to the interplay between dynamics and machine learning.

Previous NSF CAREER Awards




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