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Purple flowers on tree branches in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 25, 2020.

Photo by Johnny Andrews

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has tapped three College faculty members as fellows.

Fellows are recognized for their research; teaching; services to professional societies; administration in academia, industry and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. They are elected annually.

New fellows include:

  • James Anderson (computer science): For contributions to the implementation and analysis of multiprocessor and multicore real-time systems and for service to the real-time systems research community.
  • Gregory Copenhaver (biology): For distinguished contributions to the field of plant molecular genetics, particularly for novel insights into plant reproductive biology.
  • Richard Smith (statistics and operations research): For distinguished contributions to statistics, particularly the statistical analysis of extreme events and environmental applications, including climate change and air pollution. Smith holds a joint appointment in biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. It was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science.

Learn more at aaas.org/fellows.


Published in the Spring 2021 issue | The Scoop

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