Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Herman Goldstine Fellowship

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center is pleased to announce its 2006-2007 Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for research in Mathematics and Computer Science, with exposure to technical problems arising in industry. Details, including application procedure, may be found at
http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research.nsf/pages/d.math.goldstine.html

This is a great fellowship for graduating Ph.Ds in theoryCS. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the readers of this blog already knew about it, but just in case..

Deadline is Dec 31, 2005, and applications will be received from Oct 1.

And who is Herman Goldstine ?
Goldstine's career has been long and distinguished. Although his early research was in the area of calculus of variations, during WWII he joined John von Neumann in the groundbreaking ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) project. ENIAC was one of the early innovations that paved the way for the modern computing industry. Goldstine joined IBM in 1958 where he established the Mathematical Sciences Department and served as its first director. As recognition for his contributions to IBM and to science he was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1967, and served in this position until he retired in 1973. Most recently he served as the executive director of the American Philosophical Society.

Goldstine has received numerous awards for his impact on science and technology. The National Medal of Science, the Harry Goode Award, the IEEE Pioneer Award, and memberships in the National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Science, and the American Philosophical Society are among these awards.
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