Posted by: jonkatz | July 10, 2009

Adam Smith receives PECASE award

Congratulations to Adam Smith, who recently received a well-deserved PECASE award.

More generally, I am happy to see signs of healthy funding for theoretical cryptography both in the US and (even more so) in the EU.

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  1. This is emphatically NOT to take away from Adam’s well-deserved award. Unfortunately a great many CAREER awardees are simply ineligible for PECASE due to the citizenship requirement. If the young theorist in your department didn’t win a PECASE, perhaps that’s why.

  2. thought adam was a canadian citizen …

  3. Both previous commenters are essentially correct.

    Just to clarify: the award is open only to citizens and permanent residents (I am the latter). The rules essentially disqualify academics who moved to the US for their studies, unless they took a big chunk of time off to work in industry, or married a US citizen or permanent resident. (It is possible to get a green card through a work visa, but it takes approximately as long as getting tenure, and if I’m not mistaken the clock gets reset when you switch jobs or types of visa.)


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