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“US Air Force: Young Investigator Program Award”

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Salman Avestimehr is one of 43 scientists and engineers from across the nation to receive the Young Investigator Program Award from Air Force office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

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.

According to AFOSR, the competition is intense. AFOSR received 242 proposals in response to its broad agency announcement in major areas of interest to the Air Force including, aerospace, chemical and material sciences; physics and electronics; and mathematics, information and life sciences. Proposals were based on the evaluation criteria listed in AFOSR's broad agency announcement. Those selected will receive the grants over a three to five year period. More information about the award can be found at

Salman's research will focus on the impacts of local network-state information on the design of distributed communication networks for military applications.

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