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Cheng receives NSF CAREER Award

Jianlin “Jack” Cheng received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He is the fifth current faculty researcher in the college’s Computer Science Department to receive this award.

Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Missouri, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Considered NSF’s most prestigious award, it provides five years of project funding intended to support career-development activities of teacher-scholars, giving them a solid base for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.

Cheng’s groundbreaking funded project, “Analysis, Construction and Visualization of 3D Genome Structures,” takes aim at inferring 3D shape and deducing function for the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome.

Cheng is the fifth current faculty researcher in the college’s Computer Science Department to receive a CAREER Award for a total of 14 faculty recipients.

Editor’s note: A more detailed piece about his work will appear in the college’s magazine this fall.