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Purdue CS Professors land 4 CAREER awards


A record of four NSF CAREER Awards were received by Purdue CS professors in 2022. Adding to the total of 12 in the past 5 years, Purdue CS continues to pursue excellence in innovative research projects, faculty hiring, and mentoring.


The Persistent Pursuit

We are proud of the persistent success of our assistant professors' efforts in submitting quality research projects to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and their ultimate selection as CAREER Awards. 

Forward Focus

At Purdue CS, we are focused on innovative research projects, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the creation of new academic programs. The increasing centrality of computer science in academic disciplines and society, and new research activities - centered around data science, artificial intelligence, programming languages, theoretical computer science, machine learning, and cybersecurity - are the future focus of the department. 

12 NSF CAREER awards in the past 5 years

12 of our early career faculty members have received NSF CAREER Awards in the past 5 years.



Chunyi Peng

Changhee Jung



Roopsha Samanta

Aniket Kate



Bruno Ribeiro



Jeremiah Blocki

Dan Goldwasser

Christina Garman



Pedro Fonseca

Z. Berkay Celik

Dave (Jing) Tian

Alex Psomas



About NSF CAREER Awards

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. The award comes with a federal grant for research and education activities for five consecutive years. The National Science Foundation (NSF) grants these awards once a year. The reviewing, award and selection process is one of the most competitive within the NSF.

About the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University

Founded in 1962, the Department of Computer Science was created to be an innovative base of knowledge in the emerging field of computing as the first degree-awarding program in the United States. The department continues to advance the computer science industry through research. US News & Reports ranks Purdue CS #20 and #18 overall in graduate and undergraduate programs respectively, ninth in both software engineering and cybersecurity, 13th in programming languages, 17th in computing systems, 22nd in theory, and 24th in artificial intelligence. Graduates of the program are able to solve complex and challenging problems in many fields. Our consistent success in an ever-changing landscape is reflected in the record undergraduate enrollment, increased faculty hiring, innovative research projects, and the creation of new academic programs. cs.purdue.edu


Writer: Emily Kinsell, emily@purdue.edu

Last Updated: Jul 9, 2024 1:43 PM

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