Wednesday, October 05, 2011

White House Honors Cornell's Salman Avestimehr with PECASE

TRUST investigator and Cornell Professor Salman Avestimehr was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

Nominated by the National Science Foundation, Prof. Avestimehr was recognized as one of the Nation's "most meritorious scientists and engineers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for assuring America's preeminence in science and engineering and contributing to the awarding agencies' missions." The award includes a multi-year research grant.

The press release from the White House, which includes the full list of recipients, is available here. A press release from the Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is available here.