Professor Patrick Tague Receives NSF CAREER Award

February 01, 2012

Patrick Tague, assistant research professor with Carnegie Mellon's Silicon Valley campus, CyLab and the INI, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

Professor Tague's current area of research is the interference and jamming of wireless communications. The NSF funding will be used toward investigating the use of inference-based adaptation techniques to allow both attackers and defenders to change their operational behaviors and parameters based on observed performance and events. Professor Tague said, "For me, the CAREER award provides funding for a Ph.D. student for five years to work on the project. The project duration is possibly the most important aspect of the award, as it provides the resources to take a very deep dive into the project instead of just scratching the surface. It's an honor to receive the award and to be recognized by NSF and my peers in the community."

This news was sourced from the original article on the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley website.