Chou & Heydari Win NSF CAREER Awards


Professors Pai H. Chou and Payam Heydari, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. Professor Chou’s research proposal was titled Design Optimization and Quantitative Evaluation of Wireless Embedded Sensing Systems. Professor Heydari’s research proposal was titled Analysis and Design of Silicon-Based Performance-Optimized Integrated Circuits for High-Frequency Wideband Wireless Communication Systems. Each professor received an award of $400,000 covering a 5 year duration.

The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award to new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become academic leaders of the 21 st century. CAREER awardees are selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution. The CAREER award plans should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.

CECS extends congratulations to Professor Chou and Professor Heydari on receiving this prestigious NSF CAREER award and the accompanying recognition.


Professor Payam Heydari at his reseach station.
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A screenshot of some of Professor Heydari’s research:
a novel broadband non-uniform distributed amplifier.
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Professor Masanobu Shinozuka and Professor Pai H. Chou
presenting a piece from their network vibration sensor network research.
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