Fourteen faculty members from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The new fellows are chemistry professor Martin Burke; Professor of Plant Sciences Brian Diers; physics professor Aida El-Khadra; physics professor Eduardo Fradkin; Brian Freeman, Professor of Cellular and Developmental Biology; Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Professor Mark Hauber; Plant Biology Professor Katy Heath; bioengineering professor Joseph Irudayaraj; anthropology professor Lyle Konigsberg; anthropology professor Ripan Malhi; computer science professor David Padua; Murugesu Sivapalan, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geography and Geospatial Information Sciences; Shaowen Wang, professor of geography and geospatial information science; and computer science professor Tandy Warnow.
Padua, a Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus of Engineering, has devoted much of his career to the study of parallel computing languages, tools, and compilers. This includes work on autotuning, high-level notations for parallel programming, compiler evaluation, and the efficient implementation of scripting languages.
Warnow is the Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Associate Head for Research and Faculty Development at Illinois CS. Her research focuses on the development of algorithms for statistical estimation problems in computational biology and historical linguistics. She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the International Society for Computational Biology. She has been awarded a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, and a David & Lucile Packard Fellowship.
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