ORAU and the National Science Foundation sponsored 21 top U.S. students and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science at the 2017 Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany.
Similar to the Lindau Laureate Meetings for Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences, students and postdoctoral researchers attended the week-long Heidelberg Forum to network with Laureates in their STEM fields, as well as with international colleagues. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)
Laureates who are invited to attend the meeting are recipients of the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal (including the Nevanlinna Prize for contributions in “Mathematical Aspects of Information Science”), the ACM A.M. Turing Award, and the ACM Prize in Computing.
“The Heidelberg Forum allows young researchers to exchange ideas with experts and colleagues in math and computer science disciplines about what the future holds in their fields,” said Michelle Goodson, who manages the program for ORAU. “During the week, students and researchers get the invaluable opportunity to network with STEM leaders, which will continue to inspire them as they pursue STEM careers.”
Approximately 200 students and early-career researchers participated in the forum this year. Throughout the week, students attended formal lectures presented by the Laureates, and the remainder of their time was spent in workshops networking with mathematicians and computer scientists from around the world.
“The Laureates were warm and actively engaged with young researchers on a whole range of subjects—everything from career and research advice to philosophizing about the key questions in the fields they created,” said Sam Gutekunst from Cornell University. “The young researchers were equally interesting to engage with and quickly became an international network of new friends and potential collaborators.”
For more information regarding the Fifth Annual Heidelberg Laureates Forum, visit the Heidelberg Laureate Forum website.
The 21 students and postdoctoral researchers are:
Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2017 Participants
|Student Name||University Name||Academic Level|
|Pavel Avdeev||The George Washington University||Graduate Student|
|Leilani Battle||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Graduate PhD|
|Hari Cherupalli||University of Minnesota||Graduate PhD|
|Anwesha Das||North Carolina State University||Graduate Student|
|Travis Dick||Carnegie Mellon University||Graduate Student|
|Soteris Demetriou||University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign||Graduate PhD|
|Matthew Fahrbach||Georgia Institute of Technology||Graduate Student|
|Chuchu Fan||University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign||Graduate PhD|
|Samuel Gutekunst||Cornell University||Graduate Student|
|Furong Huang||Microsoft Research New York City||Postdoc|
|Yipeng Huang||Columbia University||Graduate PhD|
|Michelle Ichino||Washington University in St. Louis||Graduate Student|
|Sujay Kumar Jauhar||Carnegie Mellon University||Graduate Student|
|Sookyung Kim||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Postdoc|
|Shangyu Luo||Rice University||Graduate Student|
|Fred Morstatter||Arizona State University||Graduate Student|
|Samantha Petti||Georgia Institute of Technology||Graduate Student|
|Arti Ramesh||Binghamton University||Postdoc|
|Mark Santolucito||Yale University||Graduate Student|
|Eric Stachura||Haverford College||Postdoc|
|Scott Workman||University of Kentucky||Graduate Student|
ORAU is a nonprofit corporation and federal contractor. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.
This press release was submitted by Amanda Freuler.