People, papers and presentations

Genevera Allen, associate professor of statistics, computer science and electrical and computer engineering, spoke Feb. 15 at both a press briefing and a general session of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, describing research to ensure the accuracy and reproducibility of scientific discoveries made by machine-learning.

David Damanik, Rice’s Robert L. Moody Sr. Chair of Mathematics, has received a Humboldt Research Award from Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The award, given to internationally renowned scientists and scholars working outside of Germany whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own disciplines and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements, provides funds for Damanik to undertake collaborations with colleagues at Bielefeld University in Germany.

Rice Director of Engineering Professional Masters Programs Agustina Fernandez-Moya has been named Honorary Representative for Houston by the Buenos Aires City Government in Argentina. She holds the platform to speak on behalf of Houston and Buenos Aires initiatives and collaborations.

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Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.