IEEE Fellow Mung Chiang received the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award. The annual award honors outstanding researchers under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering that NSF supports. Chiang will receive a US $1 million grant over the next five years to help further his research.
Chiang is an electrical engineering professor at Princeton. His research focuses on innovative mathematical analyses to design simpler and more powerful wireless networks. Chiang is founder of the university’s Edge Laboratory, which develops real-world applications for network theory.
He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Senior Member Marc Christensen has been named dean of Southern Methodist University’s Bobby L. Lyle School of Engineering, in Dallas. He will continue as an engineering professor at the school.
Christensen’s research focuses on photonics and microsystems. He is the director of SMU’s Neurophotonics Research Center, which works to develop a fiber-optic interface for advanced prosthetics that will enable users to control robotic limbs with their minds and experience sensations such as the warmth of a person’s hand.
The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, appointed IEEE Fellow Mohammad A. Karim as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. He will oversee the university’s academic degree programs, library, research, student affairs, and enrollment.
Previously, Karim was vice president of research at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Va. There he led efforts to expand the university’s research in a number of fields, including engineering, education, and oceanography.
He is a member of the IEEE Education Society.