Congratulations to the 2018 MacArthur Fellows

Posted on 10/4/18 in News

deborah_cropped_versionOn October 4, 2018, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the 2018 MacArthur Fellows.  These individuals “have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction” (MacArthur).  Each Fellow has been awarded a 5-year, “no strings attached” monetary award.  Recipients can come from any field and must be nominated to be considered.

Congratulations to Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech, who was selected as a 2018 Fellow.  Estrin achieved the award for “designing open-source platforms that leverage mobile devices and data to address socio-technological challenges such as personal health management” (MacArthur).  Estrin was an organizer for one of IPAM’s first long programs, Large Scale Communication Networks in 2002 and a member of IPAM’s Science Advisory Board from 2004-2007.  IPAM would also like to congratulate Allan Sly, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University on this achievement.  Sly was a speaker at IPAM’s 2012 winter workshop on Mathematical Challenges in Graphical Models and Message-Passing Algorithms.