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Johns Hopkins professor Donald Geman elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2015

Donald Geman, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Induction into the Academy is one of the highest honors that can be given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

Don is a researcher with Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering affiliated centers: the Institute for Computational Medicine and the Center for Imaging Science. He was recognized for his development of computational methods for solving multi-dimensional and complex problems in machine learning.

His group is working in the area of artificial intelligence, and on developing computer programs capable of analyzing large amounts of clinical and biological data. Their goal is to discern new formulas for predicting a patient’s response to treatment and prognosis, and they hope to discover new biomarkers that will assist in the diagnosis of cancer.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Founded in 1863, the academy acts as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Don will be inducted into the Academy at its annual meeting next spring. The Department of Biomedical Engineering joins the Johns Hopkins community in congratulating Don on this achievement.

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