Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Alumna Earns Large Research Fund for Ground-Breaking Project

Alumna Earns Large Research Fund for Ground-Breaking Project

 

Ifrane, April 24, 2012 - Al Akhawayn alumna and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University Mounya Elhilali ('98) was awarded a significant research fund through the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator Program in March 2012.

Mounya Elhilali was chosen among more than 350 candidates in the U.S. to share in $13.7 million with her colleague Mark Foster, also Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Mounya’s research project was about “Active Listening: Closing the loop between sensation, perception and behavior.

Mounya Elhilali earned her bachelor’s degree in General Engineering with a concentration in Software Engineering from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane in 1998. She earned a master’s degree and doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2003 and 2004, respectively. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland from 2005 to 2007. In 2008, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Whiting School at Johns Hopkins University. In 2009, she received a National Science Foundation Early Career award.

Mounya has over 40 publications which can be viewed here.

To view a full article posted on the News Releases section at the Johns Hopkins University website, click here.