Mung Chiang wins National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award

Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang (Photo by Brian Wilson)

Mung Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work in designing wireless networks. The $1 million award recognizes researchers below the age of 35 for outstanding achievements in any NSF-supported science or engineering field.

Chiang, who received his award at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., founded Princeton’s EDGE Laboratory, a facility that uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine technological and human networks. Chiang’s research has applications in wireless network radio resource optimization, Internet congestion control, wireless signal traffic routing and cloud computing, according to the official citation of the award.