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“US Air Force Young Investigator Research Award”

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cornell ECE assistant professor A. Kevin Tang is one of 48 scientists and engineers across the United States to receive a prestigious Young Investigator Research Award from the US Air Force’s Office of Scientific Research.

According to a Jan 11, 2012 press release from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research:

"The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced it will award approximately $18 million in grants to 48 scientists and engineers who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.

The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering."

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Assistant professor Tang’s research interests include: Communication Networks, Interconnected Dynamical Systems, Stochastic Networks and Processes, and Optimization Theory, Control Theory and Applications

Assistant professor Gregory Fuchs, AEP Cornell

Assistant professor Gregory Fuchs from the College of Engineering's Applied and Engineering Physics department was also among this year's winners of the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program.

Related Article: "Two win Air Force young investigator awards"
By Susan Lang, Cornell Chronicle

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