A Fulbright Scholar and distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science will head up Stony Brook University’s new Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation. Steven Skiena, a computational biologist (among other talents) in his 30th year as a member of the SBU faculty, will direct the artificial intelligence-focused program, part of the university’s College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance presented Professor Benjamin Martin the Sohn Research award for his study of zebrafish models of metastatic cancer. Martin is the first Stony Brook researcher to win the prize.
Professor Lauren Hale weighs in about the sleep gap between Caucasians and African Americans calling the sleep gap “a matter of social justice” and also identifies levels of education and neighborhood context as predictors.
Professor R. Sekar has been named a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor for his work in cybersecurity, drawing on principles and techniques from programming languages and compilers, operating systems, algorithms, networks and artificial intelligence.
Internationally recognized ocean conservation expert Ellen Pikitch from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences discusses eDNA analysis — a tool that may help scientists learn more about rare marine life than ever before — in a perspectives piece in the June 15 edition of Science.
Lori Flores' research and writing focus on Latino life, labor, and politics, particularly when it comes to Mexican Americans, immigration, the US-Mexico border region, and California. She is an expert on the Bracero Program and Mexican guestworkers, the Farmworker rights movement both before and after Cesar Chavez, undocumented immigration, and the working and social relationships between different groups of Latinos. Her other interests are gender, civil rights, and global borderlands history.