Monday, November 21, 2016
Bhagavatula, Garrett and Kinderlehrer Named AAAS Fellows
James H. Garrett, Jr., Vijayakumar Bhagavatula and David Kinderlehrer have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Carnegie Mellon University's Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, James H. Garrett, Jr. and David Kinderlehrer have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS Fellows are elected by AAAS members in recognition of their scientifically distinguished efforts and contributions.
Bhagavatula, the U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was elected for research contributions to the field of pattern recognition, particularly for the development of the theory and application of correlation filters for object recognition.
Garrett, dean of the College of Engineering, was elected for contributions to the field of computing and civil engineering, particularly for pioneering work on intelligent civil infrastructure and fostering an interdisciplinary academic culture.
Kinderlehrer, the Alumni Professor of Mathematical Sciences and professor of materials science and engineering, is being recognized for his long and distinguished career in applied mathematics and mathematical analysis. He has made important contributions to advancing materials science research.
The three researchers join 19 other current Carnegie Mellon faculty members who are active AAAS Fellows.
The 2016 class of 391 fellows will be recognized during the AAAS Fellows Forum Feb. 18 at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.