Alexei Borodin and Larry Guth Named AAAS Fellows
Alexei Borodin and Larry Guth have been elected as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With members including many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide, the American Academy is one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.
Congratulations Alexei and Larry!
Tom Leighton wins 2018 Marconi Prize
Professor Tom Leighton has been selected to receive the 2018 Marconi Prize. The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the Internet, is honoring Leighton for his fundamental contributions to technology and the establishment of the content delivery network (CDN) industry.
Leighton ’81, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and a member of CSAIL, will be awarded at The Marconi Society’s annual awards dinner in Bologna, Italy, on Oct. 2.
“Being recognized by the Marconi Society is an incredible honor,” said Leighton. “It’s an honor not just for me, but also for Danny Lewin, who created this company with me, and for all of the people at Akamai who have worked so hard for over two decades to make this technology real so that the internet can scale to be a secure and affordable platform where entertainment, business, and life are enabled to reach unimagined potential."
Congratulations Tom! Read more in the MIT News.
Ankur Moitra Receives Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Ankur Moitra for receiving the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his proposed research "An Algorithmic Theory of Robustness." His research falls under ONR's Mathematical Data Science program.
Ankur was one of 31 scientists "awarded for research that holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas."
The list of recipients is available from the ONR, and details about the program can be found on the ONR Website.
Stephen Boyd, Stanford University
Applied Convex Optimization
April 18-20 | 4:30-5:30pm | Room 2-190
Sylvia Serfaty, New York University
Systems with Coulomb Interactions
April 23-25 | 4:30-5:30pm | Room 2-190