SPRING 2020 |
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships congratulates the following people for their recent awards, honors and achievements.
Three life sciences faculty members have been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. They are Paul Griffin, RCHE director; Sherry Harbin, professor of biomedical engineering; and Thomas Talavage, professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical and computer engineering. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers.
Elisa Bertino, the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to a two-year term as secretary/treasurer of the Association for Computing Machinery. ACM is the oldest and largest association for computing professionals in the world. Bertino’s term will start on July 1.
Randy Roberts, 150th Anniversary Professor and distinguished professor of history, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 A.J. Liebling Award for Outstanding Boxing Writer. The Boxing Writers Association of America presents the career award to those who have distinguished themselves through writing about the sport. Roberts has written five books about boxing, his most recent being “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X.”
Eugene Spafford has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Spafford, director emeritus of Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance (CERIAS) and professor of computer science, is one of 276 members of the newest academy class. The class recognizes achievements of individuals in academia, the arts, business and public affairs. Read more.
Greg Arling, a professor of nursing and RCHE affiliated faculty member, has been featured on the website for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). With AHRQ funding, Arling has studied state-level nursing home quality improvement programs and disseminated his findings to other states.
Krishna Jayant, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received an R21 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to further develop his Nanoneedle Net; the flexible and transparent 3D nanoelectrode array can be used to map intracellular dendritic dynamics at the cortical surface and are described in this news release here. Additionally, Jayant and a colleague at the University of Bonn have been awarded a grant from the Human Frontier Science Research Program to study memory formation and replay in the brain.
Kenneth Ferraro, distinguished professor of sociology and director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course, and Supriyo Datta, the Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, are this year’s recipients of the Morrill Award. Created in 2012 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, the Morrill Award is Purdue’s highest career achievement recognition for faculty members. Ferraro and Datta will be recognized at a future awards event.
Stacey Connaughton, associate professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute in Purdue’s Discovery Park, has received the Provost’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Mentor. The award honors current graduate faculty members who demonstrate sustained and significant contributions to graduate education at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus through well-structured relationships with students, including committee service, mentoring, funding, and advocacy; innovative graduate teaching; and administration of graduate programs. Since joining the Purdue faculty in 2005, Connaughton has served on over 70 graduate student committees and directed graduate student completion of 18 dissertation projects and five master’s theses. Read more.
Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management in the Krannert School of Management, has received the Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award from the Work Family Researchers Network. This award recognizes a work-family researcher or research team who have/has contributed breakthrough thinking to the work-family field via theory, measures, and/or data sets that led to expansive application, innovation, and diffusion, including the sharing of research opportunity in the spirit of open science.
Robert Waltz, Indiana state chemist and seed commissioner, has received the E.B. Voorhees Award from the Association of American Feed Control Officials. The Office of Indiana State Chemist is based at Purdue University within the College of Agriculture. Waltz has served the organization since 2006. Read more.
Shawn Bauldry, associate professor of sociology, has been chosen to receive the Southern Sociological Society’s Junior Scholar Award for 2020. The award goes to faculty members who are within the first 10 years of receiving their Ph.D., recognizing their body of scholarly work that makes significant contributions to the field and exhibits career promise. He will be recognized at the 2021 SSS meetings.
Six research teams have been chosen to receive Kinley Awards for 2020. The Clifford B. Kinley Trust competition funds up to $20,000 for one-year projects that use a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. 2020 awardees are:
- Jorge Banda, assistant professor of public health, “A pilot intervention to increase sports enjoyment and physical activity in girls”
- Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor of nutrition science; Edward Delp, the The Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Anindya Bhadra, associate professor of statistics, and Elizabeth Richards, associate professor of nursing, “Temporal Dietary Guidelines Related to Obesity”
- Shih-Chun Kao, assistant professor of health and kinesiology; and Sara Schmitt, associate professor of human development and family studies, “The acute effects of intense interval and continuous moderate exercise on executive function and declarative memory in children”
- Zhao Ma, professor of natural resource social science; and Anna Erwin, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, “Investigating social-ecological risk and adaptation among agricultural migrants in Peru”
- Trenton Mize, assistant professor of sociology, “The Effects of Organizational Policies on Perceptions of Workers Who Take Parental Leave”
- Douglas Samuel, associate professor of clinical psychology, “Ascertaining the Psychological Risk Factors for Suicide among Indiana Farmers”
Several faculty members have recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, given to investigators demonstrating the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. They are:
- Hua Cai, assistant professor of environmental & ecological engineering and of industrial engineering, “Risk Modified Life Cycle Assessment”
- Daniel Chavas, assistant professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, “Climate Controls on Hurricane Landfall via the Subtropical High”
- Andres Arrieta Diaz, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “The Mechanics of Hierachically Multistable Metastructures”
- Hyowon Lee, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, “Self-Clearing Glutamate Biosensor Towards Chronic Neurodegeneration Monitoring”
- Bruno Ribeiro, assistant professor of computer science, “A Novel Blueprint for Representation Learning of Relational Invariances”
- Timothy Rogers, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Accessible Accelerators: Leveraging Productive Software on Efficient Hardware”
- Shreyas Sen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Body-Wire: Transforming Healthcare using Secure Human Body Connected Intelligent Nodes”
- Pramey Upadhyaya, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, “Spin-Magnon based Hybrid Quantum Devices”
- Haizhao Yang, assistant professor of mathematics, “Deep Learning Based Scientific Computing: Mathematical Theory and Algorithms”
- Keijie Zhao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, “Superelastic Organic Semiconductors (SOSs): A New Class of Molecular Crystals of Responsive Shape Memory”
Congratulations to all faculty members on their recent promotions.
Congratulations also to faculty and staff who were inducted into the Purdue Innovators Hall of Fame.