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.
Recognized for contributions that have significantly promoted technical progress in their fields, UC Santa Barbara professors B.S. Manjunath and Yuan Xie have been selected to receive the Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society.
Since 1957, The Gairdner Foundation has been recognizing the achievements of the world's top researchers for their contributions to health science. This year, Dr. Guy Rouleau joins an elite group of scientists by receiving the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award.
Paul Dickman has been named a Waste Management Symposium Fellow for 2020.
Guardian US environment reporter Emily Holden received the Endocrine Society's annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.