Scientific Computing department chair Max Gunzburger has been named the 2015-2016 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. The Lawton award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. The award recognizes faculty for scholarly distinction in the discipline, quality teaching, graduate mentoring, research and service to the community. Visit www.fsu.edu for the full story.
A research project aimed at studying deep sea shark populations has received funding from the university Committee on Faculty Research Support through the Council on Research and Creativity. COFRS awarded research funding to Professor Peter Beerli for $14,000.
Beerli’s proposal, Simulating Deep Sea Shark Populations: Explorations to improve population genetic inference from genomic data, will generate new software tools and provide simulation data to examine patterns of genetic variation caused by population processes. Beerli plans to collaborate with Charleston College professor Gavin Naylor.
In the summer, Ph.D. student Detelina Stoyanova received an intriguing email message from the Division of Undergraduate Studies. “The message said there were undergraduate students available to help with a research project, and I’m collaborating on some research that is in the data collection stage. The timing was perfect.” Stoyanova wrote a description of her project and the work the students would do, then posted it on the site. After the application period closed, she selected two of the three students she interviewed to collect data for her research.