Dr. Kate Isaacs Wins NSF CAREER Award

Feb. 25, 2019

Congratulations to Department of Computer Science Faculty member, Dr. Kate Isaacs, for winning the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant award, which will provide a little over $500,000.

“The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

(Taken from: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.htm)

Dr. Isaacs' award is titled, “CAREER: Comprehensive Techniques and Design for Flexible Graph Visualization of Software and Systems." It funds research to create domain-specific layout algorithms and visualization techniques for analyzing graphs collecting from software and computing systems. These solutions will help software developers, engineers, and computing researchers better understand emergent behavior in computing so they can improve their use of computing resources. The results will be integrated with educational activities both through traditional coursework and research mentorship, but also with local hackathons.

You can view the public abstract for this award here

Dr. Isaacs is very excited to be awarded this grant. She states “there's a real need in the computing community to understand the increasingly complex behavior of computing systems. This award will help build the foundation for techniques and tools that empower those in computing to explore their computing data. I'm thankful for the support I've received from my colleagues at UA.”