The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a CAREER grant to former grad student Matthew Kahle. Matt received his PhD from UW in 2007, with Eric Babson and Chris Hoffman as advisors. Following three years at Stanford as an NSF postdoctoral fellow and a year at the Institute for Advanced Study, he became an assistant professor in 2011 at Ohio State University, receiving a Sloan Research Fellowship a year later. Matt's research interests include interactions of topology and geometry with probability, statistical mechanics, and combinatorics.
The NSF awards the prestigious CAREER grants to "junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."