Honors and Awards 2009
- CELEST participated for the second year in the annual Boston University Science and Engineering Day on March 31, 2009 with two prizes of $500 each in the categories "Computational Modeling of Brain and Behavior" and "Experimental Neuroscience of Brain and Behavior". The CELEST award for Experimental Neuroscience of Brain and Behavior was won by Gennady Livitz (Advisor: Ennio Mingolla) for a presentation entitled "Perceiving non-Hering mixtures in neon color spreading configurations". The CELEST award for Computational Modeling of Brain and Behavior was won by Jasmin Leveille (Advisor: Stephen Grossberg) for a presentation entitled "Spiking dynamics during perceptual grouping in the laminar circuits of visual cortex".
- CELEST graduate student Ben Chandler was recently awarded an ACES Fellowship. His award supports research in an area of his choice related to computation and includes an option for doing an internship at a private company or government lab.
- Appointed to National Advisory Mental Health Council 2009 - 2012.
- Appointed to Council, Society for Neuroscience 2008 - 2010.
- Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Atlanta GA, June 2009.
- Program Committee, Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS) conference, Madrid, Spain, July 2010.
- Emotion and Artifacts panelist at the AAAI'09 conference in Washington DC in November 2009.
- Appointed to the Advisory Board of a new Springer journal called Cognitive Computation.
- Invited to join the Society for Computational Modeling of Associative Learning.
- Invited to be founding Editor-in-Chief of the Central European Journal of Engineering, Versita Press, September, 2009, declined.
- CELEST graduate student Rich Ivey was recently awarded an ACES Fellowship. His award supports research in an area of his choice related to computation and includes an option for doing an internship at a private company or government lab.
- Engineering Distinguished Lecturer, National Science Foundation.
- Appointed Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology Program Committee, 2009–2011.
- Reviewer, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Transregional Collaborative Research Centres, March.
- Associate Editor, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 2009–2011.
- Program Committee Member, Biennial National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research Conference, Portland OR, Fall.
- Member, Biomedical Engineering Department faculty search committee.
- Co-organizer (with John Middlebrooks) of a special session on “Auditory stream segregation and selection” at the mid-winter meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology to occur in February 2010.
- Faculty mentor to freshmen women in the STEM disciplines (WISE Women at Warren program). Faculty-student lunch program, undergraduate interviews, and display science projects. Fall 2008 and Spring 2009.