Don Geman elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2015

Donald Geman, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics and core faculty member in the Center for Imaging Science and the Institute for Computational Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that can be given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

The honor is bestowed upon Don in recognition of his development of computational methods for solving multi-dimensional and complex problems in machine learning. His lab is working in the area of artificial intelligence, as well as on developing computer programs capable of analyzing large amounts of clinical and biological data. Their goal is to discern new formulas for predicting a patient’s response to treatment and prognosis. In particular, they hope to discover new biomarkers that will aid in the diagnosis of cancer.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Founded in 1863, the Academy acts as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Don will be inducted into the Academy at its annual meeting next spring. Later this year, the Whiting School of Engineering will hold an event to honor Don for this outstanding and well-deserved achievement.


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