Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is 1 of 4 international innovators selected to create cost-effective packages of high-quality accessible children's books in languages children use and understand. The initiative enables the prize winners to collectively create thousands of leveled books in 7 underserved spoken languages and 9 sign languages, serving regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2020 Fellows. The Society's fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that the National Science Foundation has approved allocations of supercomputing time on Frontera to 49 science projects for 2020-2021. The projects range from efforts to model the global climate to simulating tornadoes over the lifetime of a storm to designing vehicles for hypersonic flight. The projects are led by researchers at 34 universities across 16 states and began April 1, 2020.
Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University, USA, has been named the 26th recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for 'furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well as national and global security policy.'
Professor Tian Hui from the School of Earth and Space Sciences at Peking University received the 2020 Karen Harvey Prize.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today named Maria Florina 'Nina' Balcan of Carnegie Mellon University the recipient of the 2019 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for foundational and breakthrough contributions to minimally-supervised learning.
Professor Zhang Pingwen from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University is elected as SIAM Fellow.
Dan M. Frangopol, Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, is the recipient of the 2020 Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal awarded by the Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was recognized for 'outstanding contributions to the advancement of probabilistic, reliability and risk methods in civil engineering.'
For her innovative research and significant contributions to the biological engineering field, Michelle O'Malley, an associate professor in UC Santa Barbara's chemical engineering department, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that David Silver is the recipient of the 2019 ACM Prize in Computing for breakthrough advances in computer game-playing. Silver is a Professor at University College London and a Principal Research Scientist at DeepMind, a Google-owned artificial intelligence company based in the United Kingdom. Silver is recognized as a central figure in the growing and impactful area of deep reinforcement learning.