American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 11 Stanford faculty members
Eleven members of the Stanford faculty have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Eleven Stanford faculty members are among the 228 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, business and philanthropic leaders.
The new Stanford members, who will be inducted in October in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are:
Andrea Goldsmith, the Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, whose research interests are in the design, analysis and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks, as well as in the application of communication theory and signal processing to neuroscience.
Roland Greene, the Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and professor of English and of comparative literature, whose research and teaching are concerned with the early modern literatures of England, Latin Europe and the transatlantic world, and with poetry and poetics from the Renaissance to the present.
Anna Grzymala-Busse, the Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor in International Studies, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, whose research interests include political parties, state development and transformation, informal political institutions, religion and politics and post-communist politics.
Maryam Mirzakhani, professor of mathematics, who became the first woman to win the Fields Medal – known as the “Nobel Prize of mathematics” – in 2014 for her original contributions to the fields of geometry and dynamical systems, particularly in understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces, such as spheres, and the surfaces of doughnuts and of hyperbolic objects.
John Mitchell, vice provost for teaching and learning, the Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of computer science, whose research interests include computer security, access control, network protocols, privacy, software systems and web security.
William Newsome, the Harman Family Provostial Professor, the Vincent V. C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and professor of neurobiology, whose research seeks to understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior.
Sean Reardon, the Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and director of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis, whose research focuses on the causes and consequences of social and educational inequality; the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality; and applied statistical methods for educational research.
John Rickford, the J. E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities and professor of linguistics, whose research and teaching is in sociolinguistics, meaning the relation between linguistic variation and change and social structure.
Ilya Segal, the Roy and Betty Anderson Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and professor of economics, by courtesy, at the Graduate School of Business, whose research is in microeconomic theory and industrial organization.
Zhi-Xun Shen, the Paul Pigott Professor in Physical Sciences, and professor of photon science, of applied physics and of physics, and a senior fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy, whose research is in quantum matter, specifically in the physics of the “many,” where interactions among multiple constituencies give rise to novel properties not intrinsic to the individual components.
George Triantis, the Charles J. Meyers Professor in Law and Business, associate dean for strategic planning in the Law School and associate dean of research, who is an expert in the fields of contracts, commercial law, business law and bankruptcy.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world.