Dr. Jun Yang, assistant professor of computer science at Duke University, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective September 1, 2003. The award is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young tenure-track university faculty.
As part of the award, NSF will provide $400,000 in funding over the next five years. Yang will use the award to support his research project, entitled "Techniques and Applications of Derived Data Maintenance."
Yang’s research interests include database and information management systems.
Yang received his undergraduate degree in 1995 from University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate in 2001 from Stanford University.