Cai Wins Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
Assistant professor Zhipeng Cai has won the 2017 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from Georgia State’s College of Arts & Sciences. The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is one of eight faculty awards given annually by the college. Dr. Cai is the first-ever computer science faculty member to win this award.
Dr. Cai’s research interests include big data, networking, and bioinformatics. Since joining the department in 2012, he has published more than 40 journal papers, including 25 in IEEE and ACM transactions. He has also published more than 40 conference papers, including 11 IEEE INFOCOM papers, and edited five books.
Dr. Cai has obtained four National Science Foundation grants totaling $1.8 million. His NSF grants include a CAREER award, the most prestigious NSF grant awarded to junior faculty.
Dr. Cai teaches a high-demand graduate course, CSC 8850 (Machine Learning). This fall, he is also teaching a new undergraduate/graduate-level course titled “Introduction to Machine Learning.”
Prior to arriving at GSU, Dr. Cai held research positions at Georgia Tech, Mississippi State University, and the University of Alberta. He has a B.S. degree in computer science from the Beijing Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computing science from the University of Alberta.
Story by Jamie Hayes