Hridesh Rajan, Kingland Professor and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science, was selected to receive a Facebook Probability and Programming Award for his project “Manas: Big Code Assisted Neural Architecture Search.”
Jacob Erickson, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology this spring, delves into the minds of criminals to understand what makes them tick. In honor of his exceptional research, Erickson received a spring 2020 Graduate College Research Excellence Award, which recognizes graduate students for their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. “I … Continue reading Jacob Erickson receives spring 2020 research excellence award
Matthew DeLisi, Distinguished Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, and Andrew Hochstetler, professor of sociology, have been recognized by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost as faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. The 2020 Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty for outstanding work in … Continue reading DeLisi, Hochstetler receive exemplary mentor awards
Julia Domínguez, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, was named the college/university Outstanding Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She was recognized for her exemplary scholarly pursuits, commitment to student success and her extraordinary efforts outside of the classroom to advance … Continue reading Domínguez named Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Jae-Kwang Kim, professor of statistics, was named Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He was recognized for his fundamental contributions to the theory and methods of survey sampling and missing data analysis. Kim’s focus research area is in survey sampling and statistical analysis with missing data.
Lily Wang, associate professor of statistics, was named a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. She was honored for her contributions to spatial, survey, image and functional analysis using nonparametric and semiparametric methods, especially to partially linear models, confidence envelopes and bivariate smoothing. Dr. Wang’s primary areas of research include developing cutting-edge statistical non/semi-parametric … Continue reading Wang named Fellow
After serving more than 27 years in law enforcement at the Story County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, second-year Ph.D. student Barry Thomas may have finally found his true calling—teaching. Thomas, who is seeking a doctorate in sociology with a criminal justice focus, received a spring 2020 Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes and encourages outstanding … Continue reading Barry Thomas receives spring 2020 teaching excellence award
Robbyn Anand, assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, was selected as a recipient of the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award for her work in bioanalysis, electrochemistry, microfluidics, and electrokinetics. This competitive award is presented by 3M to recognize outstanding young faculty who excel in STEM research, academic leadership, and experience as a means … Continue reading Anand awarded 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award