The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council has elected 531 new members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held in February 2010 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue and gold rosette as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. Nominations undergo review by the Steering Groups of the Association's sections (the Chair, Chair-Elect, Retiring Chair, Secretary, and four Members-at-Large of each section). Each Steering Group reviews only those nominations designated for its section. Names of Fellow nominees who are approved by the Steering Groups are presented to the AAAS Council for election.
In the section on Information, Computing, and Communication, the new AAAS Fellows are:
- Marc Auslander, IBM Watson Research Center
- Richard G. Baraniuk, Rice University
- Alok Choudhary, Northwestern University
- Narsingh Deo, University of Central Florida
- James A. Gosling, Sun Microsystems
- Anthony J.G. Hey, Microsoft Corporation
- Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Corporation
- Henry C. Kelly, U.S. Department of Energy
- Thomas F. Knight, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- David B. Lomet, Microsoft Corporation
- Keshav K. Pingali, University of Texas, Austin
- Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut
- Jeffrey S. Vitter, Texas A&M University
- Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois, Chicago
The AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson. and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.