Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Congrats to the 2011 Newly Elected National Academy of Sciences Members!

Congratulations to the 2011 newly elected National Academy of Sciences members!

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) just released the list and I am very pleased to see that the list includes Professor Stuart Geman of the Applied Mathematics Department at Brown University (I have 3 degrees from that department and know Professor Geman as well as his brother, Professor Don Geman) and Professor Jon Kleinberg of the Computer Science Department at Cornell (who I recently invited to give a keynote at our SBP 2011 conference but he had to graciously decline).

There are 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries who were elected by a vote at the NAS conference that just finished today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. There are quite a few biologists, chemists, and physicists on the list.