Published: Feb. 14, 2020

Tam's research interests include smart sensing, mobile health care, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and mobile security. He founded and directs the Mobile and Networked Systems Lab housed at the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder.

For 2020, 126 early-career scholars representing what the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation considers the "most promising scientific researchers working today" received a two-year term Sloan Research Fellowship because "their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S.. and Canada." Awarded since 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships honors extraordinary early career researchers whose creativity, leadership, and independent research achievements make them some of the most promising researchers working today. (

According to Adam F. Falk, president of the Foundation, "to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship is to be told by your fellow scientists that you stand out among your peers." 

Congratulations to Tam for this award! We look forward to hearing about your involvement with the Foundation and the research you pursue as a Sloan Fellow.

The Computer Science department gives a special mention to Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and ICS Fellow, for his assistance in leading the nomination process and creation of Tam's nomination package. Ken Anderson, Professor and Chair stated "He had wonderful insight into everything from the types of information that should be highlighted in the dossiers to the tone to adopt when writing the letters of support from the department.".