Nicolas Charon, assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a member of the Center for Imaging Science, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

Charon’s research focuses on shape analysis and its applications to medical imaging and computational anatomy. His five-year CAREER Award will support his project, “Shape Analysis in Submanifold Spaces: New Directions for Theory and Algorithms,” which will investigate ways to bridge several gaps in our knowledge of shape comparison and registration frameworks, both on the mathematical and computational sides, and develop new scalable morphological analysis algorithms adapted to the growing size and complexity of modern datasets.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.