Jun 10, 2011

US National Academy of Sciences elects members

The US National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among them are two IMS Fellows, Stuart Geman and H. Vincent Poor.
Stuart Geman is the James Manning Professor of Applied Mathematics in the division of applied mathematics at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, having completed his thesis on stochastic differential equations with smooth mixing processes. His advisors were Herman Chernoff and Frank Kozin. Professor Geman’s current research focuses on the mathematical formulation for compositionality, and the implications of this formulation for interpreting neural activity patterns and for building computer vision systems.
At Princeton, Vince Poor is Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor. His research interests are in the areas of statistical signal processing, stochastic analysis and information theory, and their applications in wireless networks and related fields. Among his publications in these areas are the recent books Quickest Detection (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Information Theoretic Security (Now Publishers, 2009). An IMS Fellow since 2001, Vince is also a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the U. K. Other recognition of his work includes a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, the 2005 IEEE Education Medal, the 2010 IET Ambrose Fleming Medal, the 2011 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, awarded in June 2011.


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