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Nick Feamster Receives PECASE Award

Nick Feamster, assistant professor in the School of Computer Science and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center in the College of Computing, has been recognized as two of the nation’s top young scientists with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The ceremony was held Dec. 19 at the White House.

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 U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their careers.

“I’m delighted that the achievements and extraordinary potential of these two exceptional faculty members are being recognized by the National Science Foundation and by the President of the United States,” said Interim President Gary Schuster. “This is outstanding news for them—a PECASE award and the accompanying support can have a lasting positive effect on a research career.

Feamster was nominated for the PECASE by the National Science Foundation.

Read the NSF press release here and the Georgia Tech press release here.  Watch Nick’s comments at the NSF after receiving the award below.