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Erik Lundberg, chief investment officer, has been named a winner of Institutional Investor's 2007 Awards for excellence in investment management. The annual awards recognize achievement in the field of portfolio management in four disciplines. Lundberg was named winner in the endowments category.

Tony Grbic, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, recently was awarded an National Science Foundation CAREER grant for the project Advances in Metamaterial Structures and Devices. He anticipates his research over the next five years will lead to the emergence of a new class of metamaterials.

Martin Powers, professor, history of art, has been selected to receive the 2008 Joseph Levenson Book Prize for Pre-1900 China on behalf of the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies and the Joseph Levenson Prize Committee, in recognition of his achievement as the author of "Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society and Self in Classical China," published by Harvard University Asia Center. The prize includes a check for $1,500 and a citation, both to be presented at the AAS annual meeting April 4 in Atlanta.

Kai-Hui Chang, a research fellow and Rackham graduate student, received the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of new directions in logic and system design by the European Design and Automation Association. This award is presented for doctoral dissertations in the field of electronic design automation.

Anna Gilbert, associate professor of mathematics, is the recipient of the 2008 National Academy of Sciences Award for initiatives in research. The award recognizes innovative young scientists and encourages research likely to lead to new capabilities for human benefit. Gilbert was recognized for her work with innovative algorithms using wavelets and sampling techniques and their impact on data analysis and sparse approximation.

Randy Dillard, student activities supervisor at U-M-Dearborn, was honored recently by the Michigan Campus Compact for his contributions to service-learning and civic engagement. Dillard received the 2007 MCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award.

Shengquan Wang, assistant professor of computer and information science at U-M-Dearborn, has received a $400,000 CAREER program grant from the National Science Foundation, through the Faculty Early Career Development program. The five-year grant was awarded for Wang's proposal titled "Timing-Aware Dynamic Thermal Management in High Performance Embedded Systems."

Valeria Bertacco, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for the project Correctness Constrained Execution for Processor Designs. Bertacco's goal is to provide processor designs that are functionally correct under every execution scenario.


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