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ORAU sponsors leading students, researchers at Heidelberg Laureate Forum Top students and Ph.D. researchers in math, computer science convened with Laureates in Heidelberg, Germany
Amanda Freuler
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — 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,
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. 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:
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
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