Each year, BU recognizes junior faculty who are emerging as future leaders within their respective fields with Career Development Professorships. Please congratulate the following members of the CAS community:
Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professorship
- Chandramouli Chandrasekaran, Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences (CAS) and Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology (MED)
Chandramouli Chandrasekaran uses electrophysiological, behavioral, and computational techniques to better understand how the primate brain makes decisions based on sensory input and guides limb movement – findings with wide implications for treating human patient populations. He received his doctorate in psychology and neuroscience and master’s degree in psychology from Princeton University, a master’s degree in neural and behavioral sciences from University of Tübingen in Germany, and his bachelor’s degree in information technology from University of Madras in India.
- Heba Gowayed, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Heba Gowayed researches the dynamics of immigration and refugee resettlement, examining how low-income people – particularly of Muslim and Arab origin – traverse social services, immigration laws, and their associated bureaucracies, while grappling with gender and racial inequalities. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in sociology from Princeton University, a master’s degree in sociology from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University in Cairo.
East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship
- Anne Feng, Assistant Professor of Chinese Art
Anne Feng is a historian of Chinese art, with specialties in Buddhist art and architecture, Silk Road visual and material cultures, sacred space and ritual art, and mural painting practices. Recent research has examined images of water and waterscapes on the painted cave walls at Dunhuang in western China from the Tang dynasty. She holds a doctorate in art history from University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in art history from New York University.
University Provost’s Career Development Professorship
- Derry Wijaya, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Derry Wijaya is an expert in machine learning, computational linguistics, and natural language processing, developing new algorithms and approaches to machine learning that improve the translation of less-annotated languages – particularly in automating the linguistic analysis of verbs. She received her doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from National University of Singapore. She completed her postdoctoral training at University of Pennsylvania.
You can read more about each prize here. Congratulations to all!