Dr. Shlomo Benartzi has been named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Behavior Change for Good (BCFG) Initiative.
University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Professor Claire Paris-Limouzy was selected for the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Ocean Sciences 2018 Rachel Carson Lecture.
Marialis Rosario-Franco, a doctoral student in physics at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to continue her doctoral studies in exomoons -- moons which orbit planets located in other stellar systems.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced today that Linda Gesenhues of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Markus Höhnerbach of RWTH Aachen University are the recipients of the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Gesenhues is being recognized for her work on finite element simulation of turbidity currents with an emphasis on non-Newtonian fluids. Höhnerbach is being recognized for his work on portable optimizations of complex molecular dynamics codes.
The 2018 Donald E. Knuth Prize will be awarded to Johan Torkel Håstad of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) for his long and sustained record of milestone breakthroughs at the foundations of computer science, with major impact on many areas including optimization, cryptography, parallel computing, and complexity theory.
Andrea Alù, director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Einstein Professor of Physics at The Graduate Center, has received a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) award of up to $3.2 million to support basic nanophotonics research. The funded work will enable development of next-generation defense equipment based on engineered materials that manipulate electromagnetic waves, including light.
Terence M. Keane, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology and assistant dean for research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the Presidential Award from the Division of Trauma Psychology at the American Psychological Association (APA).
The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter STEM fields.
Carl June, M.D., a gene therapy pioneer at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), has been named a recipient of the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for his leading role in the development of immunotherapy to treat cancer. Dr. Rosenberg will share the honor with fellow immunotherapy researchers James P. Allison, Ph.D., and Carl H. June, M.D.