Department of Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor receives NSF CAREER award

October 11, 2023

Maxwell Young, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award.

"Dr. Young is a brilliant young professor, and this award confirmed how highly recognized is his research in the scientific community," Shahram Rahimi, department head and professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, said.

The NSF CAREER award is given annually nationwide to faculty who have just begun their career in academia. The award supports 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.

Young, whose research focuses on distributed computing, computer security, and theory and algorithms, earned his doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He also earned his master’s degree in computer science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He also holds a second bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Since beginning his academic career, he has been published over 45 times in various journals and publications and has participated in numerous speaking engagements.

Recipients of the CAREER award receive five years of funding for their research endeavors. Young joins the list of several College of Engineering faculty members who have earned the CAREER Award. Recent recipients include Bo Tang,  Jean Mohammadi-AraghAli GurbuzWenmeng “Meg” TianNeeraj Rai, Mehmet Kurum and Tanmay Bhowmik.

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By Camille Carskadon