Georgia Tourassi of Oak Ridge National Laboratoryâ€™s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Directorâ€™s Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
The top scientist award was presented to Tourassi by ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia during Saturday nightâ€™s annual Awards Night event hosted by UT-Battelle, the management and operating contractor of ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy, a press release said.
Tourassi was recognized for advancing the research, development, and deployment of artificial intelligence in data-driven biomedical discovery and medical imaging, including applications for cancer diagnosis and management, the press release said. She was also cited for her support of the missions of biomedical scientific societies and federal agencies and for mentoring students in biomedical science and technology.
Tourassi, who works in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division and directs the laboratoryâ€™s Health Data Sciences Institute, also received the Distinguished Researcher award. [Read more…]