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Four win NSF CAREER awards

Four MIT researchers are among the latest recipients of CAREER awards, the highly selective grants that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future.

The awardees are: Jonathan Kelner, assistant professor of applied mathematics; Jing Kong, the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Levi Retsef, the Robert Noyce Engineering Career Development Assistant Professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management; and Mehmet Yanik, the Robert J. Shillman Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Kelner, Kong and Yanik received their awards effective Jan. 1; Retsef's begins on Feb. 1.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 14, 2009 (download PDF).

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