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Saransh Sharma and Ryoto Sekine Receive Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award


Saransh Sharma, advised by Azita Emami, Andrew and Peggy Cherng Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering; Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering; Director, Center for Sensing to Intelligence, and Ryoto Sekine, advised by Alireza Marandi, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, have been selected to receive the 2023 Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award. The Jakob van Zyl Predoctoral Research Award is given in the memory of Electrical Engineering alum Jakob van Zyl, who led significant research efforts at JPL and also taught classes at Caltech for many years.

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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. 

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Undergraduate Tyler Colenbrander Wins Churchill Scholarship


Fourth-year electrical engineering student Tyler Colenbrander has been selected as one of this year's 16 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding for a one-year master's degree at the University of Cambridge. [Caltech story]

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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]


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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. 


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Abigail Jiang Receives ASM International Scholarship


Abigail Jiang, senior undergraduate in materials science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Los Angeles Chapter of American Society for Metals (ASM) International.

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Caltech to Launch Space Solar Power Technology Demo into Orbit in January


In January 2023, the Caltech Space Solar Power Project (SSPP) is poised to launch into orbit a prototype, dubbed the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD), which will test several key components of an ambitious plan to harvest solar power in space and beam the energy back to Earth. [Caltech story]

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Caltech CAST to Collaborate with Abu Dhabi-based Technology Innovation Institute


Caltech's Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) and the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have signed an agreement to begin a global strategic partnership to collaborate on key research priorities. [Caltech story]

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Caltech and Activision Publishing Team Up to Combat Bad Behavior Online


Increasingly, the online world is moving toward automated moderation tools that can identify abusive words and behavior without the need for human intervention. Now, two researchers from Caltech, one an expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and the other a political scientist, are teaming up with Activision on a two-year research project that aims to create an AI that can detect abusive online behavior and help the company's support and moderation teams to combat it. [Caltech story]

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Mohammad Mirhosseini Receives 2023 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Award


Mohammad Mirhosseini, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, has received a 2023 YIP award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his project titled "Quantum Computing-Encoding Bosonic Quibits in Long-Lived Phonons." 

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