Dr. Choi receives NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Min-Hyung Choi,
an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University
of Colorado Denver, received the prestigious
NSF CAREER Award
from National Science Foundation. Dr. Choi
will be supported $460,000 over the next five years.
The award, formerly known as the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award,
is the most competitive and prestigious award from NSF to young faculty members in
all science and engineering fields. The award places emphasis on
high-quality research and novel education initiatives.
According to the NSF, "CAREER awards
support exceptionally promising college and university junior faculty who
are committed to the integration of research and education," says NSF
Director Rita Colwell. "We recognize these faculty members, new in their
careers, as most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st Century."
Dr. Choi joined the University of Colorado at Denver
in 1999. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science in 1990 from Chung-Ang
University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 and 1999 from
the University of Iowa.
His research interests are in Computer Graphics,
Scientific Visualization and Human Computer Interaction with an emphasis on
physically-based modeling and simulation for medical and bioinformatics applications.
Currently, he is the Director of Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments
Laboratory and an Associate of the Center for Computational Biology. He is
acting chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Boulder/Denver Chapter since 2001.