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Eric Kolaczyk elected as IMS Fellow – Class of 2017

Published: May 3rd, 2017

Professor Eric Kolaczyk has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has been recognized for his pioneering contributions to the development of wavelet-based statistical methods and of multi-scale statistical methods, as well as for his more recent transformative research advancing both the development and application of statistical methods for data on networks.

Professor Stephen Grossberg has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Published: April 28th, 2017

Professor Stephen Grossberg has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award for his contributions to understanding brain
cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology.

Awarded annually since 2004, this prize recognizes outstanding scientists who have made contributions to biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms and systems.

See:
https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/bios/rosenblatt_recipients.html

Generous alumnus and alumna to endow graduate fellowship honoring Professor Ralph D’Agostino

Published: November 18th, 2016

Generous alumnus and alumna to endow graduate fellowship honoring Professor Ralph D’Agostino

Prof. Jennifer Balakrishnan wins Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship

Published: November 14th, 2016

Prof. Jennifer Balakrishnan wins the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship

Prof. Nancy Kopell wins Swartz Prize

Published: November 14th, 2016

Prof. Nancy Kopell wins Society for Neuroscience Swartz Prize

Professor Jared Weinstein wins Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

Published: February 19th, 2014

Professor Jared Weinstein has won an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in Mathematics.

This Fellowship recognizes Jared for his research in number theory, specifically for his pioneering work in automorphic representation theory. Within this discipline, he has made major advances to the local approaches in class field theory.

 

Conference in honor of Glenn Stevens

Published: May 28th, 2013

p-adic Variation in Number Theory

A conference in honor of Glenn Stevens’ 60th Birthday to be held June 2-6, 2014

Graduate Student awarded NSF GK–12 Fellowship

Published: June 3rd, 2010

Hunter Glanz, a graduate student in statistics, was selected as one of the fellows for the National Science Foundation (NSF) GK–12 Fellowship program awarded to BU. Hunter will be mentored by Dr. Surajit Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

NSF awarded the BU GLACIER (Global Change Initiative: Education & Research) project $2.8 million to support 10 fellows across four CAS departments and in engineering. The NSF program supports fellowships and training for graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. GLACIER fellows will receive a strong interdisciplinary perspective on global change research, and have the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills by learning how to translate their research into exciting and dynamic classroom lessons for children in grades 5–8. The BU fellows will conduct research organized around six areas: atmosphere; climate connections; hydrosphere fisheries, marine diversity, and marine conservation; biosphere biodiversity with a focus on Walden Pond and Harvard Forest; energy, conservation, and sustainability; and data, measurement, and analysis.

The project aims to educate a citizenry that can make informed decisions about the environment, and to train future generations of scientists with a multidisciplinary perspective and strong analytical skills. GLACIER will strengthen the ties between Boston University and two partner school districts of Cambridge and Brookline, as well as enhance existing links to local museum, zoo, aquarium, and other field sites. GLACIER brings in faculty from Geography & Environment (Nathan Phillips, Robert Kaufman, Bruce Anderson, Crystal Schaaf), Biology (Les Kaufmann, Richard Primack), Statistics (Surajit Ray), Earth Science (David Marchant), Engineering (Michael Gevelber, Michael Ruane), and Education (Don DeRosa). The principal investigator for the project is Geography & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Fellows program awarded BU�s GLACIER (Global Change Initiative: Education & Research) project $2.8 million to support 10 fellows across four CAS departments and in engineering. The NSF program supports fellowships and training for graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. GLACIER fellows will receive a strong interdisciplinary perspective on global change research, and have the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills by learning how to translate their research into exciting and dynamic classroom lessons for children in grades 5�8. The BU fellows will conduct research organized around five areas: Atmosphere�Climate Connections; Hydrosphere�Fisheries, Marine Diversity, and Marine Conservation; Biosphere�Biodiversity with a Focus on Walden Pond and Harvard Forest; Energy, Conservation, and Sustainability; and Data, Measurement, and Analysis. The project aims to educate a citizenry that can make informed decisions about the environment, and to train future generation of scientists with a multi-disciplinary perspective and strong analytical skills. GLACIER will strengthen the ties between Boston University and two partner school districts of Cambridge and Brookline, as well as enhance existing links to local museum, zoo, aquarium, and other field sites. GLACIER brings in faculty from Geography & Environment (Nathan Phillips, Robert Kaufman, Bruce Anderson, Crystal Schaaf), Biology (Les Kaufmann, Richard Primack), Statistics (Surajit Ray), Earth Science (David Marchant), Engineering (Michael Gevelber, Michael Ruane), Education (Don DeRosa). The principal investigator for the project is Geography & Environment Professor Suchi Gopal.

Graduate Student awarded NSF Postdoc Research Fellowship

Published: February 17th, 2010

Graduate student Matt Holzer has been awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Mathematics for 2010–2013 to carry out research in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.

AMS Announces Mass Media Fellowship Award

Published: September 16th, 2009

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is pleased to announce that Baldur Hedinsson has been awarded its 2009 Mass Media Fellowship. Baldur is a PhD student in mathematics at Boston University. He will be working at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for ten weeks over the summer under the sponsorship of the AMS.

Read the full story here.