PECASE2013PhD student Adrian Chavez, who is co-advised by Prof. Karl Levitt and Adjunct Assistant Prof.Sean Peisert, is among 102 people who have received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) this year via DoE. Former CS PhD student Daniela Oliveira, who was supervised by Prof. Felix Wu and is currently an assistant professor at Bowdoin, was also selected via NSF. PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the US government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.