Rahul Mangharam and Aaron Roth Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Raj NSFRahul Mangharam, Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Computer and Information Science, and Aaron Roth, Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, are the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Awardees are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

The Presidential Early Career Awards highlight the key role that the White House Administration places in encouraging and accelerating American innovation to grow the nation's economy and tackle its greatest challenges.

Mangharam's research focuses on merging computing, communications, and the physical world into integrated cyber-physical systems, enabling seamless communication with and control of objects such as smart buildings, the human body, and automobiles in the physical world.

Roth's interests lie in designing new algorithms for querying large datasets that protect an individual’s personal information while leading to more reliable outcomes. Roth and his colleagues are developing a "differentially private" approach that allows a company like Google to examine consumer trends in data while ensuring that individual information is not revealed. 

To learn more about Rahul Mangharam and Aaron Roth, please visit their faculty profiles.

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