Magnet Alumni News: Spring 2017
Magnet Alumni were recognized online, in print, on stage, and on TV:
Recognition and Prizes:
Wendy Madigosky ‘91, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was one of five contemporary women featured in the Aurora History Museum’s recent exhibit: “Celebrating Colorado: Women in STEM"
Haroon Mokhtarzada '97, was featured by the New American Economy as an immigrant entrepreneur.
Paul Shin '97 and Jessica Shin '98 are co-founders of Apollonix, an online marketplace for ordering oral prosthetics that recently won $15,000 at the SUP-X Startup Expo (@theapollonix). Apollonix is a finalist in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, and you can help them win the People's Pick Award by voting online.
Clare Singer '14 won a Goldwater Scholarship at the University of Chicago.
Lorrie Cranor '89, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is presenting her research on privacy notices and disclosures, e.g., A Large-Scale Evaluation of U.S. Financial Institutions’ Standardized Privacy Notices (ACM), How Short Is Too Short? Implications of Length and Framing on the Effectiveness of Privacy Notices (USENIX), at the USPTO and the IAPP Global Privacy Summit on April 18, 2017.
Maneesh Agrawala '90, a professor at Stanford University, published an article in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics: Converting Basic D3 Charts into Reusable Style Templates
Rebecca Segal '90, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, published an article in Letters in Biomathematics: A mathematical system for human implantable wound model studies
Dan Bergstralh '93, a professor at the University of Rochester, published a review in Development: Spindle orientation: a question of complex positioning
Aaron Klein '94, an Economics Fellow at Brookings Institution, published a report: How to end the practice of anonymously held corporations, one year post-Panama Papers
Patricio Vela '94, a professor at Georgia Tech, published a letter in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters: A New Framework for Optimal Path Planning of Rectangular Robots Using a Weighted Lp Norm
Ani Manichaikul '99, a professor at the University of Virginia, contributed to the data analysis for a paper in Nature Genetics: Genetic loci associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap with loci for lung function and pulmonary fibrosis
Rahul Satija '02, a professor at New York University, contributed to the bioinformatic analysis for a paper in Nature Methods: Seq-Well: portable, low-cost RNA sequencing of single cells at high throughput
Ming Liu '98 and his wife co-wrote a children's bedtime book: When I Wake Up
Anant Hirsh ‘01, co-author of the popular Johnny Wander comic, has published an omnibus collection: Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us (reviews by Comic Crusaders, Comics Verse, Foreword Reviews, Book Riot). He will be at Comic Book Club Live on April 18th in New York City (Facebook), and at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 21-23.
Political Commentary and Activism:
Dwight Patel '89, the 1st Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party, is participating in a Panel Discussion on President Trump's First 100 Days at Montgomery College on April 21 at 7pm.
Joshua Weitz '93, a Georgia Tech biology professor, wrote about the compromise facing scientists in the Chronicle of Higher Education. He will be speaking at the March for Science Atlanta on April 22.
Aaron Klein '94, a Brookings Economics Fellow, spoke about expecting Federal Reserve rate hikes on CNBC.
Gautam Mukunda ‘97, a Harvard Business School Professor, proposed a New Strategy to Challenge Trump in the Harvard Business Review.
He was interview by Vox.com about whether government should be run like a business.
He discussed health care reform and the future of the Democratic Party on the local NPR station (WGBH) in Boston.
Jonah Berger '98, a Wharton Business School Professor, was interviewed about using President Trump for marketing in USA Today.
Greg Sanders '98, Vice-President of Purple Line Now, was interviewed about the effect of the President's budget on the Purple Line on ABC7 News.
Featured in this Newsletter:
Animal Biomechanics: Dr. David Hu '97 is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology at Georgia Tech
Medical Practice and Policy: Dr. Hans Arora '01 is a urology resident who recently spent a month on Capitol Hill
Environmental Engineering and Outreach: Jordy Wolfand '07 is an environmental engineering graduate student at Stanford
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