ECE Junior Faculty Recognized by Boston University as Outstanding Researchers
By Caroline Amato
Assistant Professor Lei Tian and Assistant Professor Eshed Ohn-Bar were recognized by Boston University as a recipient of the 2021 Early Career Excellence in Research Award from the College of Engineering and the Junior Faculty Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing for 2021, respectively.
The Early Career Excellence in Research Award celebrates junior faculty with exceptional research accomplishments. Tian earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. Tian’s achievements in computational imaging place him at the cutting edge of research in the field, making him very deserving of this recognition. With this award, Tian also received a $1,000 honorarium. He was presented the award at the start of the College of Engineering Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, May 6th.
The Junior Faculty Fellows Program at the Hariri Institute for Computing recognizes excellent researchers at Boston University who are early in their careers. By connecting professors with the institute, the university allows them opportunities to further advance their research in collaboration with other fellows and affiliate members. Ohn-Bar’s research accomplishments in the field of autonomous systems have made him a perfect recipient of this award. He earned his PhD from the University of California – San Diego in 2017. With this recognition, he will also be receiving a $10,000 award.