Hridesh Rajan, the Kingland Professor of Data Analytics or Cognitive Machine Learning and chair of computer science, has been named AAAS Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Rajan is one of six Iowa State researchers named to this year's class of 489 AAAS Fellows “because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” the association announced.
Kingland Professor Rajan's award citation is "for distinguished contributions to data driven science, particularly to modularity and modular reasoning in computer software and the development of the Boa language and infrastructure.” His recent research and educational activities are aimed at decreasing entry barriers to data-driven sciences. He leads the NSF-supported Dependable Data Driven Discovery Institute at Iowa State and is the Midwest Big Data Summer School's founding general co-chair.
This year’s class of AAAS Fellows will be announced in this week’s issue of the journal Science. A virtual induction ceremony for the new fellows will be on Feb. 13, 2021.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. The nonprofit is open to all, has a mission to “advance science and serve society,” and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science.
The university's news release can be found here.