The annual award is given to young faculty members for scholarly achievement and promise. The award will be presented March 14, followed by the annual Henry Russel Lecture given by a senior member of the faculty. This years lecturer is Abigail J. Stewart, professor of psychology and of womens studies.
Fessler, who joined the U-M in 1993, is associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, of biomedical engineering and of internal medicine. His research in tomographic medical imaging, iterative estimation and statistical inverse problems is absolutely first rate and has given him exceptional visibility in academia and industry at a relatively early state of his career, noted the selection committee. Furthermore, his investment in research has in no way compromised his commitment to teaching and service.
Both the Henry Russel Award and the Henry Russel Lectureship were established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit, who received three degrees from the U-M.