WMU faculty receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Contact: Diana Hearit
March 7, 2017

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Two junior faculty members at Western Michigan University have received distinguished and prestigious honors from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Fahad Saeed, assistant professor of computer science, and Dr. Wendy Scott Beane, assistant professor of biological sciences, both have received NSF CAREER Awards.

Saeed also was recently awarded $418,533 from National Institute of Health for his project, Parallel Algorithms for Big Data from Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics. The goal of the project is to develop core algorigms, techniques and software libraries to enable scalable efficient and parallel computing solutions for mass spectrometry base high-throughput proteomics data sets.