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2009 Young Investigator Awards Program

Dr. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California
Proposal Title: Interferometric Optical Biosensor

Dr. Adam Cohen, Harvard College
Proposal Title: Molecular Spintronics; Nanomagnetic Control of Electronic Spins

Dr. Michael Freedman, Princeton University
Proposal Title: Towards a Service-Centric Network Architecture for Fault Tolerance, Migration, and Mobility

Dr. Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University
Proposal Title: Coordinated Statistical Modeling and Reconfiguration for Data Integrity in Cognitive Radio Networks

Dr. Ping Li, Cornell University
Proposal Title: Processing Massive Data; Fundamental Techniques and Applications

Dr. Anne McNeil, University of Michigan
Proposal Title: Strategies for Developing Sensors based on Molecular Gelation and their Application in Explosives Detection

Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, University of California - Los Angeles
Proposal Title: A New Approach for High-throughput Battlefield Diagnostics and Tele-medicine; Lensfree On-Chip Imaging using Digital Holography and Nano-Plasmonics

Dr. Tomas Palacios, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Proposal Title: Exploring the Ultimate Limit of Transistor Technology

Dr. Leila Parsa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Proposal Title: Fault Tolerant Electromechanical Energy Converters for Naval Application

Dr. Brian Powell, University of Hawaii
Proposal Title: Understanding Predictability of the Ocean

Dr. Murray Snyder, United States Naval Academy
Proposal Title: Determination of Shipborne Helicopter Launch and Recovery Limitations Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dr. Rene Vidal, Johns Hopkins University
Proposal Title: An Optimization Framework for Simultaneous Object Categorization and Segmentation

Dr. Junmin Wang, Ohio State University
Proposal Title: Integrated Reconfigurable Control and Energy Efficiency Optimization for Electric Ground Vehicles with Independently Actuated Wheels

Dr. Ting Xu, University of California - Berkeley
Proposal Title: Directed Assemblies of Nanocomposites for Energy Storage

Dr. Joshua Zide, University of Delaware
Proposal Title: Development of Dilute Bismide Semiconductors and Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Power Generation and Other Applications