Sprintson receives NSF CAREER Award

January 21, 2010
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Jan. 21, 2010 — Dr. Alex Sprintson, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University and a researcher in the TEES Electrical and Computer Engineering Division, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Sprintson received his CAREER award for his proposal, "Wireless Network Coding: Analysis, Complexity, and Algorithms."

Sprintson, who joined the department in 2006 received the B.Sc. degree (summa cum laude), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. From 2003 to 2005 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

Sprintson’s research interests are in the broad area of communication networks with a focus on algorithmic and Information-theoretic aspects of networking, network coding and its applications in communication networks, and Quality of Service (QoS) routing.

Honors include receiving the 2003 Prof. Andrew Viterbi post-doctoral fellowship, the 2003 Wolf Award for his Ph.D. studies, the 2002 Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Fellowship for Special Excellence in Graduate Studies and numerous academic awards of excellence.

The NSF established the CAREER program to support junior faculty within the context of their overall career development, combining in a single program the support of research and education of the highest quality and in the broadest sense. Through this program, the NSF emphasizes the importance on the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating the discovery process in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning.

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