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Fisler, Kazantzis Join a Growing Constellation of Stars

The CAREER Award is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious research award for new faculty members. WPI's most recent winners are Kathryn Fisler, assistant professor of computer science, and Nikolaos Kazantzis, assistant professor of chemical engineering. The grant, which typically includes five years of funding for a major research project, recognizes young faculty members who show unusual promise as researchers and educators. The award supports those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century, according to the NSF.

Over the past eight years, 14 WPI professors have received CAREER Awards, an impressive number for a small university, and a reflection of the university's success in attracting out-standing educators and researchers to its faculty, notes William Durgin, associate provost for academic affairs. "This would be an enviable record for a major university," he says.

"For WPI, it is testimony to the quality of new faculty members who have joined us and their commitment to establish solid research programs."

Fisler received her award for the project "A Computational Infrastructure for Timing Diagrams in Computer-Aided Verification." Kazantzis received his award for "Digital Model-based Fault Detection and Isolation for Nonlinear Processes."

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