Chiang chosen as ONR Young Investigator

The Office of Naval Research has named Princeton's Mung Chiang the recipient of Young Investigator Program award to continue his work on communications networks.

He is one of only 33 researchers selected this year for the prestigious program, which supports the work of scientists and engineers early in their academic careers "who show exceptional promise for doing creative research."

Chiang, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, received a $300,000, three-year grant to explore the mathematical foundations of communications networks. Many modern communications networks, including the Internet and cellular networks, developed in an ad hoc fashion prior to the elucidation of fundamental principles to guide their construction. Chiang's work aims to provide a theoretical framework for optimizing the architecture of existing networks and developing new ones.

Chiang joined the Princeton faculty in 2003 after completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University. His previous honors include a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the University's Howard B. Wentz Junior Faculty Award.