Engineering faculty member receives NSF award

Author: William G. Gilroy & Ann Yackshaw


Christian Poellabauer, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundations (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Poellabauer is the 11 th faculty member in the computer science and engineering department to receive the award, which is the highest given by the government to faculty members at the beginning of their careers.

Poellabauers award-winning project was titledJudicious Resource Management in Wireless Systems.His research is concerned with the limitations on the utility and quality of wireless applications in the modern world. Among other related issues, his research project seeks to develop efficient integrations of multiple wireless resources and to prevent the side effects of interdependency.

Poellabauer joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2004 after earning a doctorate in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his masters degree from Vienna University of Technology inAustria.

The CAREER Award program was established by NSF in 1995 to recognize junior faculty committed to both research and education.

Its goal is to help top-performing scientists and engineers early in their careers to simultaneously develop their contributions and commitment to research and education,Rita R. Colwell, NSF director, said.

Also receiving the CAREER Award while they were members of the the universitys computer science and engineering department were Jay B. Brockman, Surendar Chandra, Danny Z. Chen, Nikos Chrischoides, Vincent Freeh, Sharon Hu, Jesus A. Izaguirre, Andrew Lumsdaine, Hsing-Mean Sha and Aaron Striegel.

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