Allen MacKenzie (left) and Tom Martin (right) each have won five-year CAREER awards worth $400,000. These grants are the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for creative junior faculty.
MacKenzie’s project blends economic theory and wireless communications technology, in an investigation of game theory to create an analytical framework for wireless networks.
Martin’s project involves improving the design of electronic textiles (e-textiles) while giving a boost to Southside Virginia’s textiles industry. Martin and his colleagues in the e-Textiles Laboratory are attempting to develop “smart” clothes that provide sensing and computing capabilities. Martin is designing e-textiles that can sense their own shapes, the wearer’s motions, and the positions of the sensing elements.