Fellow-Category: Natural Sciences

Ray Troll

From his tree-lined studio, high on a hill above the Tongass Narrows in rain-swept Ketchikan, Alaska, Ray Troll draws and paints fishy images that migrate into museums, books, and magazines and onto t-shirts sold around the planet. Basing his quirky, aquatic images on the latest scientific discoveries, Ray brings a street-smart sensibility to the worlds

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Olaf Sporns

Olaf Sporns was born in Kiel, Germany, in 1963. After pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen, he received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Rockefeller University (New York) in 1990. Following his Ph.D., he conducted postdoctoral work at The Neurosciences Institute in New York and San Diego. Currently he is a

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Rafe Sagarin

Rafe Sagarin is a marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst. He is currently documenting the transformation in science back towards primarily observational, rather than experimental, methodologies. This work follows from his own experience using natural history observations and historical data sets from writers, naturalists, artists, and gamblers to reassemble historical patterns of ecosystem change, including

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Sarah Perin Otto

I received a B.Sc. (1988) and a Ph.D. (1992) from Stanford University. Having joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia in 1995, I am currently a full professor in the Department of Zoology and director of the Biodiversity Research Centre. I am co-author of a book, A Biologist’s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in

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Kenneth S. Suslick

Ken Suslick is the Marvin T. Schmidt Professor of Chemistry, a professor of materials science and engineering, and a Beckman Institute Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Suslick received his B.S. from Caltech in 1974, Ph.D. from Stanford in 1978, and joined the University of Illinois immediately thereafter. He was promoted at

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Martin White

Martin White is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley, and a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. White received his Bachelor of Science (1988) from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in mathematical physics. He attended an honors program (particle physics theory) in Tasmania for 9 months (1989), and then

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Fiorenzo Omenetto

Fiorenzo (Fio) G. Omenetto is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and leads the laboratory for Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics at Tufts University and also holds an appointment in the Department of Physics. His research addresses multiple themes ranging from optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), nanofabrication, and biopolymer based

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Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995. He worked at AT&T Labs-Research and AT&T Wireless Services until 2000 where he was (in chronological order) Senior Member of Technical Staff, Principal Member of Technical Staff and Head of Department of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. In 2000, he joined the Electrical Engineering

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Vijay Vazirani

Vijay Vazirani got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from MIT in 1979 and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983. He is currently Professor of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research career has been centered around the design of efficient algorithms. During the 1980s, he made seminal contributions

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Dimitris N. Politis

Dimitris N. Politis obtained a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 1990 after a tour of various disciplines including Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer and Systems Engineering. He held tenured faculty positions at Purdue University and the University of Cyprus before moving to the University of California at San Diego where he currently serves

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Bjorn Poonen

Bjorn Poonen received an A.B. in Mathematics and Physics from Harvard in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics under Kenneth A. Ribet at UC Berkeley in 1994. After postdoctoral positions at MSRI and Princeton University, he served on the faculty at Berkeley until 2008, when he moved to MIT, where he is now the Claude

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