Winter 2018

Yannis Kevrekidis, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with joint appointments in the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

Natalia Trayanova, the Murray B. Sachs Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a core faculty member of the Institute for Computational Medicine, has been elected a fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. Trayanova was selected for her “distinguished contributions to and leadership in the field of medical and biological engineering at an international level.” 

Suchi Saria, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, was selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, a list that recognizes outstanding young innovators. Saria was recognized as a humanitarian for creating algorithms hospitals can use to recognize sepsis, the 11th leading cause of death in the United States.

Nitish Thakor, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2017 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society’s Academic Career Achievement Award.

Chen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected by the Army Research Office to receive its Young Investigator Program award.