Magnet Alumni News: Fall 2018
Watch Jeopardy! on Friday Night: Erik Agard '11 will be a contestant on Jeopardy! Friday, October 19th. (Bethesda Magazine)
Scholarships, Grants, Awards and Appointments:
Rosamond King '92 is the new Director of the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College.
Rahman Culver '96 is the new chair of the Social Studies Department at Blair! (@blairprincipal)
Alex Berengaut '99 was named a Law360 Cybersecurity & Privacy Rising Star for 2018.
Rahul Satija '02 received a grant from the NIH Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) to support his research at the New York Genome Center.
Sherman Leung '12 was named to the MedTech Boston list of 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators; he has joined Underscore VC as an Investment Associate.
David Wu '18 was named a 2018 Davidson Fellow, receiving a $25,000 scholarship to attend MIT.
J.F. Wang and Nicole Hindman '93, Prevention of Thermal Burns from Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Tattoos (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
C. Ward and Iyad Obeid '93, Application of identity vectors for EEG classification (Journal of Neuroscience Methods)
S.J. Beckett and Joshua Weitz '93, The Effect of Strain Level Diversity on Robust Inference of Virus-Induced Mortality of Phytoplankton (Frontiers in Microbiology)
J.D. Pultorak, Sarah Jane Alger '94, et al., Changes in Behavior and Ultrasonic Vocalizations During Pair Bonding and in Response to an Infidelity Challenge in Monogamous California Mice (Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution)
FJ Chu, R. Xu, and Patricio Vela '94, Real-World Multiobject, Multigrasp Detection (IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters)
Miranda Mockrin '95 et al., Sprawling and diverse: The changing U.S. population and implications for public lands in the 21st Century (Journal of Environmental Management)
Horace Rhee '95 and D.H. Wang, Cellular Origins of Barrett’s Esophagus: the Search Continues (Current Gastroenterology Reports)
M.E. Matherne et al., and David Hu '97, Mammals repel mosquitoes with their tails (Journal of Experimental Biology) (Scientific American)
Ani Manichaikul '99 et al., Lp-PLA2, scavenger receptor class B type I gene (SCARB1) rs10846744 variant, and cardiovascular disease (PLOS One)
Jennifer Caswell-Jin '02 et al., Cascade Genetic Testing of Relatives for Hereditary Cancer Risk: Results of an Online Initiative (Journal of the National Cancer Institute)
J. Morrison and Noah Simon '04, Rank Conditional Coverage and Confidence Intervals in High-Dimensional Problems (Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics)
J. Chen, Erica Hartmann '05 et al., Assessment of human exposure to triclocarban, triclosan and five parabens in U.S. indoor dust using dispersive solid phase extraction followed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (Journal of Hazardous Materials)
M. Agénor et al., incl. Sarah Peitzmeier '06, Intersectional nativity and racial/ethnic disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination initiation among U.S. women: a national population-based study (Cancer Causes & Control)
Victoria Yao '07 et al., Enabling Precision Medicine through Integrative Network Models (Journal of Molecular Biology)
Jonathan Gootenberg '09 et al., Multiplexed and portable nucleic acid detection platform with Cas13, Cas12a, and Csm6 (Science)
Xinyi Zhou '10 et al., Magnetic particle imaging for radiation-free, sensitive and high-contrast vascular imaging and cell tracking (Current Opinion in Chemical Biology)
George Klees '18 et al., Evaluating Fuzz Testing (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2018) (pl-enthusiast.net)
Videos, Books, and Podcasts:
Charlotte Artese (Williams) '91 is on sabbatical this year, working on a book called Shakespeare Legendary Histories.
The Act of Killing, an Oscar-nominated documentary directed by Joshua Oppenheimer '92, is available streaming on Amazon Prime.
Amir Caspi '96 is featured in an episode of Space Pirates (AOL), describing his involvement in Enterprise in Space (EIS), an educational program about space exploration
Rumee Ahmed '97 is the co-editor of the 2018 Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law.
David Hu '97 has published a book, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future.
He will be in College Park on October 30th at 6:30pm at the American Center for Physics
His book tour stops also include Seattle (Oct. 19), Raleigh (Oct. 25), and Atlanta (Nov. 7)
Stacey Roshan '00 was interviewed on the Teachercast Podcast, and her #FlipClass video was featured on a YouTube playlist for World Teacher's Day.
Mirror Lens, a graphic novel co-authored by Ananth Hirsh '01, will be published in spring 2020 (Publisher's Weekly)
Louis Wasserman '08 recently presented his codebase research at Google (via YouTube)
Erik Agard '11 was interviewed about his dream job as a crossword puzzle constructor (Newsy)
Neil Davey '14 is co-hosting a new podcast, 50 Shades of Brown, interviewing activists, politicians, artists, and academics in the South Asian American community.
News and Views:
The Washington Post asked Lorrie Cranor '89 to comment of password security after Kanye West exposed his iPhone passcode at the White House.
Maneesh Agrawala '90 is one of the co-founders of the new Stanford Journalism and Democracy Initiative.
Helen Fields '93 wrote in The Last Word on Nothing about The Pawpaw – A Local Fruit.
Vox asked Aaron Klein '94 and others: How close are we to another financial crisis? Klein also participated in a panel at the American Enterprise Institute on the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis (cspan.org).
Science News interviewed Amir Caspi '96 for the article, Five things we learned from last year’s Great American Eclipse.
Pat Yongpradit '96 presented the 2018 State of Computer Science Education for Code.org.
In the Harvard Business Review, Gautam Mukunda '97 wrote about The Social and Political Costs of the Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later.
Jonah Berger '98 discussed his research at Wharton on Why Time of Day Affects Shoppers’ Appetite for Variety.
Ananth Hirsh '01 participated in a panel on South Asian Voices in Comics at New York Comic Con.
Elizabeth Green '02 wrote for the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, What I wish everyone who cared about local news knew about local news.
Kristin Mink (Hoven) '03 wrote in Vox about confronting former EPA Director Scott Pruitt in a DC restaurant this summer.
Class Reunion: The Class of 2008 is planning a 10-year reunion for December - read alumni updates and RSVP!
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