Three UF Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

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Among the CAREER awardees for 2016 are three UF Engineering professors leading interdisciplinary efforts within several of the College’s strategic research areas:

Engineering the Brain

Aysegul Gunduz, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, works with clinicians and surgeons at the McKnight Brain Institute to treat neurological disorders with responsive deep brain stimulation.

Human Centered Computing

Lisa Anthony, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, collaborates with the College of Education to optimize user interfaces for children, so that kids are excited – not frustrated – to learn from technology.

Resilient Coastal Communities

Maitane Olabarrieta, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment, develops advanced numerical models for a group of scientists at UF that analyze coastal systems to better predict and prepare for storm events and sea level rise.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.