Professor earns $400,000 junior faculty grant

Prestigious award recognizes early success
By Staff
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Xiaobo (Joe) Zhou, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science's department of computer science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, recently was awarded a five-year, $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Development Program.

The award, NSF's most prestigious grant for junior faculty, recognizes early success. It will help support his research project "Building Resilient Internet Services With Learning and Control."

"I am extremely pleased Professor Zhou received this award, the first of its kind for our campus," said Ramaswami "Dan" Dandapani, dean of the college. "This award elevates both UCCS and our college within research communities."

Zhou's work takes aim at improving the quality of the Internet, and widening accessibility to it. Zhou, along with students from the computer science and inaugural doctoral inter-disciplinary security degree program, will conduct research in the new Science and Engineering labs.

Currently the director of the Distributed and Internet Systems Lab, Zhou also is director and co-founder of the Engineering (with a focus in security program) doctoral degree. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in computer science from Nanjing University. Zhou joined UCCS in 2003 and received early tenure this year.