The Department of Computer Science has received notification that assistant professors Johannes Gehrke and Andrew Myers are among this year's recipients of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Awards.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

Gehrke's research is in the development of new data mining and database technology. His grant is entitled "Towards Sensor Database Systems." Myers' research is focused on security, programming language design and implementation, and persistent and distributed object systems. The grant is for his project, "Practical Language-Based End-to-End Security."