Elchanan Mossel Named 2020 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow
Elchanan Mossel has been selected by the Department of Defense for a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship for his research on information flows on networks.
He is among eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers who will be provided fellowship funds "to advance transformative, university-based fundamental research."
Alexei Borodin and Zhiwei Yun Named Simons Investigators
Alexei Borodin and Zhiwei Yun were each selected to receive a 2020 Simons Investigator award in Mathematics.
This program "supports outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists."
They are among 15 of the 2020 Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Computer Science.
Alexei and Zhiwei join their fellow Simons Investigators Larry Guth, Elchanan Mossel, Bjorn Poonen, and Paul Seidel.
Congratulations Alexei and Zhiwei!
Gigliola Staffilani Honored with Commitment to Caring Award
Gigliola Staffilani was honored with the Committed to Caring (C2C) award by the Office of Graduate Education. The C2C program recognizes outstanding mentors and promotes thoughtful, engaged mentorship throughout the Institute.
“Her students spoke glowingly of her caring action and the positive impact she has made on graduate student lives,” says Department Head Michel Goemans.
Gigliola was one of 12 outstanding advisors and mentors at MIT to receive the biennial C2C award.
Read more in the MIT News.