Dr. Alexander Hartemink, assistant professor of computer science at Duke University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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. CAREER awardees are selected on the basis of creative, career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their institution.
"I am delighted to be receiving this award from the NSF, and am excited about the advances to both my research and teaching plans that the award will enable. I am very thankful to have been recognized because I am sure there were many deserving applicants," said Hartemink.
As part of the award, NSF will provide $487,344 in funding over the next five years. Hartemink will use the award to support his research and teaching in computational functional genomics.
Hartemink received his undergraduate degrees in 1994 from Duke University and his doctorate in 2001 from MIT.