Hassan Abbas receives "Young Investigator" award at American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting
Graduate student Hassan Abbas was awarded the "Young Investigator" award for his talk, "Dose calculation with MCNP5 in the buildup region for 6MV photon beams," at the Upstate New York chapter meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in Rochester in May.
Maggie Lovell awarded a 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
For the second year in a row, Maggie Lovell (Physics, Class of 2012, Adviser: Prof. Knuth) has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg MD. In 2010, Maggie worked at the NIST Center for Neutron Research where she synthesized powder samples of new materials that could serve as model systems in neutron scattering studies of low-spin frustrated quantum magnets. This summer Maggie is working at NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory.
Rotem Dov Guttman awarded full travel support to present paper at the 29th International Workshop in Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Methods (MaxEnt 2009).
In the summer of 2009, junior Rotem Dov Guttman (Computer Science, Class of 2010, Advisers: Prof. Ravi (C.S.) and Prof. Knuth (Physics)) was awarded full travel support to present his paper at the 29th International Workshop in Bayesian and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2009). Rotem's paper titled "Automated Antenna Orientation for Wireless Data Transfer using Bayesian Modeling" represented his senior thesis, which was an extension of the final project submitted to the Physics Department's Bayesian Data Analysis course. As a junior, Rotem was the youngest presenter in the 29 year history of the MaxEnt meetings.
Ali Chaudry awarded the 2011 Provost's Award in Undergraduate Research.
Ali Chaudry (Physics, Class of 2012, Adviser: Prof. Knuth) was recently awarded the 2011 Provost's Award in Undergraduate Research for his work on autonomous robotic navigation titled "Robust and Economical Autonomous Navigation via Advanced Bayesian Methods". In addition, for this work he was also awarded the 2011 Physics Department Research Award.