Awards and Distinctions

 

2016 University Achievement Award Recipients

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John Oommen

School of Computer Science
Research Achievement Award

Project:  Research, Implement and Write a Monograph on “Anti-Bayesian” Pattern Recognition
A Pattern Recognition (PR) system classifies objects into a number of classes based on prior statistical information extracted from them. A pattern can be a handwritten word, a fingerprint, a DNA sequence or a vocal utterance. John Oommen works in the general area of PR. This project involves recognizing patterns based on the information contained in non-typical samples of each class. This approach, also known as an Anti-Bayesian paradigm, has been pioneered at Carleton.

 

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Ken Storey

Department of Biology
Research Achievement Award

Project: Biochemistry of torpor in ancient mammal
Some small mammals use torpor or hibernation to survive in seasonally hostile environments. Although not part of the human experience, an ability to induce torpor could have multiple treatment applications in biomedical science. Building from my studies of the biochemical adaptations supporting torpor in hibernating squirrels and bats, the proposed research reaches out to discover the molecular “roots” of the phenomenon with novel molecular studies of an ancient and primitive South American marsupial.

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Bill Willmore

Institute of  Biochemistry
Research Achievement Award

Project:  Development of a BiosSensor for the detection of metastasized and circulating breast cancer cells
The Willmore lab has received the 2016 Research Achievement Award (RAA) from Carleton University for a project entitled “Development of a BioSensor for the detection of metastasized and circulating breast cancer cells.” The RAA will be part of an ongoing project developing a medical device to measure circulating tumor cells in the blood or lymph of cancer patients. The RAA will be utilized for the research assistantship of a graduate student involved in this project.

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Maria DeRosa

Department of Chemistry
Teaching Achievement Award

Project: Can a “flip” of CHEM 2501 improve student outcomes?
Studies suggest that student attendance, motivation and overall performance can improve by incorporating more opportunities for active learning into the course design. This proposal seeks to investigate whether a flipped classroom model has the potential to increase student success in a large second year chemistry course. Over the course of four semesters, data will be gathered which will be used to either support or oppose the flipped classroom model. Insights gained from this work could, in future, be applied to other large service courses in chemistry.

 

Members of the Royal Society of Canada

Hymie Anisman, Department of Neuroscience
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Steven Cooke, Institute of Environmental Science
Member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Miklos Csorgo, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Vlastimil Dlab, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Lenore Fahrig, Department of Biology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
J.N.K. Rao, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
David Rogers, Department of Physics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
David Sinclair, Department of Physics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Kenneth Storey, Department of Biology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Paul Van Oorschot, School of Computer Science
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science

Chancellor's Professors

Frank Dehne
Chancellor's Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Jean-Guy Godin
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Biology
John Oommen
Chancellor's Professor, School of Computer Science
Evangelos Kranakis
Chancellor's Professor, School of Computer Science
Gerald Buchanan
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
Giorgio Ranalli
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth Sciences
James Wright
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry

Distinguished Research Professors

Mizanur Rahman
Distinguished Research Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
J.N.K. Rao, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Distinguished Research Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics