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posted November 4, 1998

10 Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Ten Berkeley faculty members are among the 283 scientists recently elected Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. They were elected based on work that advances science or fosters scientifically or socially distinguished applications.

The new Berkeley fellows are Nicholas Cozzarelli, molecular and cell biology; Alexander Glazer, molecular and cell biology; Wilhelm Gruissem, plant and microbial biology; Robert Lane, environmental science, policy and management; Lee Riley, public health; Richard Stephens, public health; Jeremy Thorner, molecular and cell biology; Terry Tilley, chemistry; Loy Volkman, plant and microbial biology; and Robert Zucker, neurobiology.

The AAAS is the world's largest federation of scientists. Each new fellow will be presented with an official certificate and rosette pin at the association's annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 23.


Venkat Anantharam
Venkat Anantharam, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, won the Information Theory Best Paper Award for his work entitled "Bits Through Queues." The award is given annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for an outstanding work published during the preceding two years.


Kurt Keutzer
Kurt Keutzer, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, received a Best Paper Award at this year's Design Automation Conference. His prize-winning paper, called "OCCOM: Efficient Computation of Observability-based Code Coverage Metrics for Functional Verification," was written with Farzan Fallah and Srinivas Devadas of MIT.


Robert Scalpino
Professor Emeritus of Government Robert Scalpino has been honored with the 1998 Japan Foundation Award. He received this award for his academic contributions to a better understanding of Japan and Asia in the U.S.


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