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Robins Earns Young Investigator Award

From Virginia Engineering
December 1, 1994

For the fourth year in a row, the engineering school has garnered aNational Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator Award. Gabriel Robins, assistantprofessor of computer science,earned the noted award.

The NSF prize aids the research and teaching careers of promisingyoung faculty and promotes ties between academia and industry.

Robins received a base of $25,000 for five years. He may receive atotal of $100,000 per year for five years, provided he can raisematching funds or equipment from industry of other sources.

Robins was one of about 200 U.S. faculty members honored from a fieldof more than 1,600 nominees. U.Va. faculty member John R. Scully ofmaterials science earned the award in 1993. Robert Davis of chemicalengineering and Elias Towe of electrical engineering received theaward in 1992, and RandyPausch of computer science collected the award in 1991.

Robins joined the computer science faculty in 1992 after receiving hiscomputer-aided design, computational geometry and parallelarchitectures.


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