Luis Caffarelli, Robert Kohn, and Louis Nirenberg Receive 2014 AMS Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Please visit the AMS website for more information.
IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award
The IEEE Computer Society has awarded the Harlan D. Mills 2014 Award to Patrick Cousot and Radhia Cousot for the invention of abstract interpretation, development of tool support, and its practical application. Congratulations! Link
North and Tropical Atlantic Ocean Bringing Climate Change to Antarctica, NYU Researchers Find
Please see the NYU webpage for more information.
Dennis Shasha has been named a Fellow of the ACM. Congratulations! Please visit the ACM website for more information.
Leslie Greengard appointed as founding director of the Simons Center for Data Analysis
Leslie Greengard joins the Simons Foundation as the director of the Simons Center for Data Analysis (SCDA), while continuing to serve as a member of the Courant Institute faculty. As Director of the SCDA, Greengard "will build and lead a team of scientists committed to analyzing large-scale, rich data sets and to developing innovative mathematical methods to examine such data." A detailed announcement can be found at the Simons Foundation website.
IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer Award to Yann LeCun
Yann LeCun has been awarded the 2014 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Neural Networks Pioneer Award, recognizing "significant contributions to early concepts and sustained development in the field of neural networks."
Machine learning for early detection of diabetes
David Sontag is leading a research group including collaborators from NYU/NYU Langone as well as Independence Blue Cross to apply machine learning techniques to IBC's medical and pharmacy claims data to detect patients at risk for undiagnosed diabetes or pre-diabetes. The full article is available from the Wall Street Journal.
Jeffrey Cheeger named a 2013 Simons Fellow
Jeffrey Cheeger has been awarded a 2013 Simons Fellowships by the Simons Foundation, along with 39 other fellows in Mathematics. The announcement is available from the Simons Foundation.
Edith Windsor receives NYU Presidential Medal
Edith Windsor (MS in Math, 1957) "who has bravely waged the fight against the Defense of Marriage Act" will receive the NYU Presidential Medal at this year's commencement ceremony. The full press release is available from NYU News.
Zvi Kedem receives Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award
Zvi Kedem has received the Outstanding Contribution to ACM award for his leadership in rebuilding the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) as a modern cognitive map of the computing field for the worldwide computing community. As editor-in-chief, Kedem managed the effort to revise and automate the key component that underlies the ACM Digital Library’s search index infrastructure. The full press release is available from the ACM.