Chad Jenkins receives PECASE Award
Dr. Chad Jenkins, a 1996 Alma alum, has been selected as one of the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his research on the development of methods for autonomous robot control and perception. His work advances the idea that robot control and computational perception are better learned from human demonstration rather than by explicit computer programming.
The PECASE program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. This Presidential Award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
While at Alma, Chad majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Southern California in 2003 and has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University since 2004. Read another version of this story. Read all the CS Notes and News.
Posted: Tue, November 6th, 2007 at 2:51PM