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Dr. Jonathan Pillow Visits White House to Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Posted: April 17, 2014
NSF Director France Córdova and Deputy Director Cora Marrett meet with 2104 PECASE awardees at NSF before they meet President Obama at the White House.

NSF Director France Córdova and Deputy Director Cora Marrett meet with 2104 PECASE awardees at NSF before they meet President Obama at the White House.

Dr. Jonathan Pillow traveled to Washington, DC, earlier this week to visit the White House and receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

President Obama spoke to the group of 102 men and women who received the award, 20 of whom were nominated by The National Science Foundation (NSF), including Dr. Pillow.

Pillow received the award, "For foundational advances in probabilistic methods for understanding how populations of neurons encode and process information, and for leadership in education and broadening participation in computational neuroscience and related fields."

 

For more information, please see the full NSF website article here.

 

 

 

President Obama speaks to award recipients on Monday, April 14, 2014.
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