Celebrating the Mathematical Work of

Celebrating the Mathematical Work of

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani

Professor Maryam Mirzakhani

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 to 4:30 PM, Mathematics Building, Room 4000A, UCLA

Professor Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical "Fuzzy Logic",

Professor Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical "Fuzzy Logic",

passed away at the age of 96

2017 Awards Ceremony

2017 Awards  Ceremony

Professor Madjid Samii

Named World Top Neurosurgeon

Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis

Wins NASA’s Top Award

Dr. Pardis Sabeti among 100 Most Influential People in 2015

SabetiTime magazine has released their list of the 100 Most Influential People 2015. The list was divided into 5 categories: Titans, Pioneers, Artists, Leaders and Icons and Dr. Sabeti is front and center as one of the top pioneers. When the Ebola epidemic began in West Africa, Dr. Pardis Sabeti led a team that did something critically important: it sequenced virus samples from infected patients almost as soon as the outbreak began. This marked the first in-depth use of real-time DNA sequencing in the midst of such a deadly pandemic. Pardis and her team were able to work out clearly that the virus was spreading human to human—not from mosquito bites or some pig vector or something else.

There were so many theories out there, but her work proves that there’s nothing like real data to get rid of myths and guesses and get down to the facts. Many of her scientific collaborators died during this outbreak. This is high-risk research, but it ended up saving a lot of lives too. There is no excuse not to do this kind of work with every outbreak that ever occurs in the future.

Source: Time.com and Smithsonian Magazine

 

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