BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Five Indiana University faculty have been elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is one of the most distinguished honors within the scientific community, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.
The 2022 IU fellows and their AAAS citations of merit are:
- James Glazier, professor of intelligent systems engineering in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at IU Bloomington and director of the Biocomplexity Institute, for the development of theoretical models of cellular morphogenesis, their application in multi-model open-source modeling software and disseminating computational biological modeling methods.
- Leonie Moyle, professor and Department of Biology associate chair for research and facilities in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, for elucidating the links between genetic and ecological causes of speciation in plants.
- Mary Murphy, Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the at IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field of social psychology, particularly for advancing identity threat theory and developing empirically based solutions to women’s and people of color’s underrepresentation in STEM.
- Irene Newton, professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, for distinguished contributions to the molecular, microbial and evolutionary biology of symbioses.
- XiaoFeng Wang, associate dean for research and the James H. Rudy Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at at IU Bloomington, for distinguished contributions to the field of systems security and data privacy, particularly for security analysis and protection of computing systems and protection of human genomic data.
“To be elected by one’s peers as an AAAS fellow is a tremendous honor, bestowed only to those who are exceptional scholars and innovators in their fields,” IU President Pamela Whitten said. “IU is stronger thanks to these remarkable faculty members and their incredible service as teachers and researchers. We celebrate the impact their scientific contributions have made and continue to make here in Indiana and across the world.”