Washington, February 27 2016: We are obliged to IndiaWest for the news that US President Obama has named three Indian American researchers in Electrical and Electronic engineering among 106 individuals as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor for young independent researchers.
The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow our economy and tackle our greatest challenges, a White House announcement said.Established by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the awards recognize pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and awardees' commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.
The 3 Indian American recipients are:
Milind Kulkarni, an associate professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. His research focuses on Programming Languages and Compilers that support efficient programming and high performance on emerging complex architectures.
Rahul Mangharam is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.His interests are in real-time scheduling algorithms for networked embedded systems with applications in energy-efficient buildings, automotive systems, medical devices and industrial wireless control networks.
Shwetak Patel is an endowed professor in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, where he directs his research group, the Ubicomp Lab.His research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, sensor-enabled embedded systems, and user interface software and technology.His work includes developing new sensing systems, energy and water sensing, mobile health, and developing new interaction technologies.
Three other Indian Americans were honored for their work in Life sciences.
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