The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year grant for $400,000 to CNS Alumni Jeannie Albrecht for research on managing distributed applications on mobile computing platforms composed of cell phones, vehicles, and embedded sensors. Albrecht earned her Ph. D. from UCSD in 2007, studying under Amin Vahdat and Alex Snoeren. She is currently an assistant professor of computer science at Williams College. Albrecht will direct the project, which is funded as a part of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, one of the most prestigious awards the NSF grants to young scholars that effectively integrate research into their teaching.