Award received by a Labex visitor : Kaushik Chowdhury


Kaushik Chowdhury, Labex MS2T invited researcher in July 2015, received from President Obama, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

On January 9th, President Obama named 102 scientists and researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

“I congratulate these outstanding scientists and engineers on their impactful work,” President Obama said. “These innovators are working to help keep the United States on the cutting edge, showing that Federal investments in science lead to advancements that expand our knowledge of the world around us and contribute to our economy.

One of the recipient of this prestigious award is Kaushik Chowdhury, associate professor at the Northeastern University, who was a Labex MS2T invited researcher in July 2015. During his sojourn in Compiègne, Dr.Chowdhury participated in the research activities of the Network and Optimization research group of Heudiasyc Laboratory by contributing with his studies on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and  smart vehicles for critical infrastructure and communication support.

“I deeply appreciate the invitation to visit Heudiasyc Laboratory in 2015 and interact with some of the finest researchers in autonomous systems design. Thank you Director Charara and Prof. Natalizio for thisgreat learning experience.“   - Kaushik Chowdhury

The research article "Help from the Sky: Leveraging UAVs for Disaster Management", published in January 2017 by the IEEE Pervasive Computing journal is the first outcome of a promising collaboration between the GENESYS laboratory that Prof. Chowdhury directs and the Heudiasyc Laboratory.