EE Grad Student Aggarwal Awarded Jacobus Fellowship
EE Grad student Vaneet Aggarwal was one of 4 students to be presented the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship on February 20, 2010. The Jacobus Fellowship, which supports the final year of graduate study, is awarded to students whose work has displayed the highest scholarly excellence. Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies. Previously, Vaneet has won the EE department’s excellence in teaching award for his work as an assistant in instruction. His research and his dissertation focus on wireless communication networks and the challenge of optimizing their performance. In addition, Vaneet has produced what his dissertation adviser Robert Calderbank describes as essentially a "second thesis," in which he develops "an entirely new approach to the grand challenge of reliably determining error thresholds that are both necessary and sufficient to support fault tolerant quantum computing." The significance of his work in this area has been recognized through funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's highly competitive Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology program.