Noteworthy News

  • Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News

  • BCS would like to congratulate Institute Emeritus Prof. Emilio Bizzi and Emeritus Prof. Gerald Schneider on their retirements!
  • Congratulations to Kay Tye for her recent promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure at MIT!
  • Prof. Tomaso Poggio received the PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 International Conference on Computer Vision.
  • Three members of BCS Faculty were honored with awards from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward program: Prof. Kay Tye and Prof. Feng Zhang received Pioneer Awards, and Prof. Ed Boyden received the Transformative Research Award.
  • Zhang also received the 2017 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the 2017 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the largest cash prize for invention in the United States in recognition for his work with CRISPR and was named a laureate of the 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.
  • Prof. Mark Harnett received a $200,000 grant from the Dana Foundation. The grant, a part of the David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program, will launch his project “Imaging Synaptic Computations in Human Neural Circuitry.”
  • Prof. Mehrdad Jazayeri was named a 2017 McKnight Scholar Award recipient.
  • Max Kleiman-Weiner, graduate student in the Tenenbaum lab, received two recent best paper awards: the William James Award from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) and the Best Paper Award from the Third Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM).
  • Prof. Michale Fee was the inaugural recipient of MIT’s Fundamental Science Investigator Award.
  • Prof. Molly Potter received the Society of Experimental Psychologists Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Profs. Edward Boyden, Earl Miller and Molly Potter were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
  • Prof. Mriganka Sur received the Cortical Discoverer Prize from the Cajal Club, the oldest neuroscience society in the US.
  • Prof. John Gabrieli was the recipient of the Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award, Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
  • Prof. Michale Fee received the Fundamental Science Investigator Award.
  • Prof. Edward Gibson received the BCS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
  • Profs. Myriam Heiman, Earl Miller and Pawan Sinha each received a Paul and Lilah Newton Brain Science Award.
  • Prof. Troy Littleton received the BCS Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring.
  • Prof. Rebecca Saxe received the BCS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the BCS Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring.
  • The following people have received School of Science Spot Awards: Leia Amarra, Federico Chiavazza, Julianne Gale, Amanda O’Neill and Rachel Donahue. Spot Awards are intended to acknowledge and demonstrate appreciation and recognition for the exceptional contributions of individuals and teams, large or small.
  • BCS undergraduates Vaishnavi Rao and Lauren Uhr were invited into the Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
  • BCS undergraduate Lorraine Wong received the MIT Collier Medal and Anita Liu received the Schwarzman Scholar Award.
  • BCS undergraduates Stephanie Bousleiman, Anita Liu, Vishnavi Rao, Lauren Uhr, Julia Cha, Olivia Gautier, Victoria Lopez, Michelle Wu, Liang Zhou, Samantha Cawthon, Nathaniel Knopf, Jeremy Lin, Nathan Munet, Kathryn O’Nell, Clare Wieland, and Sandy Yang won the Hans Lukas Teuber Award for Outstanding Academics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
  • The following BCS graduate students received outstanding fellowships, Sarah Schwettmann, NSF GRFP Fellowship; Tuan Le Mau, Legatum Center Fellowship, and Hilary Richardson, ODGE Whitaker Health Sciences Fund Fellowship.
  • BCS graduate student Dheeraj Roy won the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, and BCS graduate student Sarah Schwettmann won the Graduate Women of Excellence Award.
  • BCS graduate students Kelsey Allen, Kutay Deniz Atabay, Scarlett Barker, Kevin Ellis, Luke Hewitt, Sean Dae Houlihan and Amanda Vernon won the Angus MacDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
  • BCS graduate students Meg McCue and Marie-Sophie Van Der Goes won the Walle Nauta Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
  • BCS graduate students Julia Leonard and Rachel Magid won the Walle Nauta Awards for Continuing Dedication to Teaching.
  • BCS graduate students Anthony Preza, Isabella Espinel, Jungjoo Cha, Yu-Na Lee, Leigh-Ana Rossito and Joshua Segaran won the Walle J.H. Nauta Award for Outstanding Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences.