Four MIT Faculty elected AAAS Fellows (MIT News)

Portait photos of four men.

Clockwise from top left: Professors Karl Berggren, Edmund Bertschinger, Victor Zue, and Gerald Fink. (Photo credits, clockwise from top left: MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT Department of Physics, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Whitehead Institute,)

Four MIT faculty have just been elected AAAS Fellows, in recognition of their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” OCW is please to have course materials by all three.

As MIT News reports:

Karl K. Berggren, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a researcher at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, was recognized for distinguished contributions to methods of nanofabrication, especially applied to superconductive quantum circuits, photodetectors, high-speed superconductive electronics, and energy systems.

Professor Berggren is a co-instructor on OCW’s 6.781J Submicrometer and Nanometer Technology, which features several videos demonstrating experimental instruments and techniques.

Edmund Bertschinger, a professor of physics and MIT’s Institute Community and Equity Officer, was recognized for highly visible, national-scale promotion of diversity in the fields of physics and astronomy, and for intellectual contributions to the field of gravitation and cosmology.

OCW has three courses by Professor Bertschinger: 8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity & Astrophysics (with selected video lectures), 8.942 Cosmology, and 8.962 General Relativity.

Gerald R. Fink, a professor of genetics within the MIT Department of Biology and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute, was recognized for his distinguished contributions to genetics and to science more broadly through his involvement as a leader of major scientific organizations, including AAAS.

Professor Fink is a co-instructor on OCW’s 7.03 Genetics, which includes complete lecture notes and 12 years’ worth of homework and exam problems for study.

Victor W. Zue, the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a principal researcher at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of computational spoken language and language understanding, and for contributions to the strengthening of academic computer science research; as well as for distinguished contributions to acoustic phonetics, phonology, and speech recognition, and for leadership in the development of human language technologies.

Professor Zue is a co-instructor on OCW’s 6.345 Automatic Speech Recognition, which features complete lecture notes.

Congratulations to Professors Berggren, Bertschinger, Fink, and Zue !

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