Izzy Ragheb Selected for the Brooke Owens Fellowship
Izzy Ragheb, an undergraduate studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected for the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship. The Brooke Owens Fellowship is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit program recognizing exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network. As part of her fellowship, Ragheb will intern with Amazon Prime Air this summer.
Eric Mazumdar Receives NSF CAREER Award
Eric Mazumdar, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Economics, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Mazumdar receives the award for his proposal titled "Learning for Strategic Interactions in Societal-Scale Cyber-Physical Systems."
Anima Anandkumar Named an ACM Fellow
Anima Anandkumar, Bren Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for "contributions to tensor methods for probabilistic models and neural operators." The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM Members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community. Fellows are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee.
Three Caltech EAS Grad Students and One EAS Alumna Named Quad Fellows
Riku Fukumori, PhD candidate in Applied Physics, Gordon Li, PhD candidate in Applied Physics, Ryoto Sekine, PhD candidate in electrical engineering, and Kavya Sreedhar (BS '19, Electrical Engineering), have been named to the inaugural class of the Quad Fellowship, an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to advance scientific and technological development, foster intercultural ties, and promote collective good. [Caltech story]
Professor Thomas Hou Receives Ralph E. Kleinman Prize
Thomas Hou, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics, receives the 2023 Ralph E. Kleinman Prize for “highly original and pioneering research contributions positioned at the meeting point between analytical and computational approaches to partial differential equations with multiscale or singular behavior.” The prize is awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) every two years to one individual for "outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications." The prize will be awarded at the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM23) at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan in August 2023.