Brown junior profs earn NSF career awards

PROVIDENCE – Three Brown University professors have received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty scientists. More

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Brown junior profs earn NSF career awards

Posted 4/14/14

PROVIDENCE – Three Brown University professors have received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, the agency’s most prestigious award for junior faculty scientists.

Baylor Fox-Kemper, assistant professor of geological sciences, will receive $594,000 for work aimed at improving global circulation models of Earth’s oceans. Fox-Kemper’s award is set to begin in the spring.

Thomas Serre, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, will receive just over $500,000 for work aimed at understanding brain mechanisms behind the human visual system. Serre’s award began in September.

A third award set to begin this spring goes to Erik Sudderth, assistant professor of computer science. He will receive $509,000 to support his work involving new ways of using machine learning to analyze large sets of data ranging from YouTube videos to archived issues of major news outlets. •

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