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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Research Research Medal Award Winner Robert Thomson Biology Robert Thomson is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Thomson is an evolutionary biologist who specializes in discovering the history of life using the vast influx of data generated by the advancing genomic revolution in the life sciences His work focuses on improving statistical and bioinformatic methods for elucidating this history from complex genomic datasets applying these methods to long standing questions about evolutionary history and using the answers to inform conservation efforts and protect biodiversity Supported by multiple National Science Foundation awards Thomson s research program has produced publications that generate wide interest including coverage and commentary in newspapers the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nature as well as a forthcoming book He also enhances training opportunities in advanced statistical methods for evolutionary biology through teaching mentoring and developing widely used web based educational resources The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Axel Timmermann Oceanography Axel Timmermann is a professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Timmermann studies the causes of past and future climate change and has pioneered the development of computer models that can simulate ice ages and abrupt climate change He and his team collaborate with oceanographers geologists and glaciologists worldwide to provide key insights into the dynamical processes that shaped earth s past One of his most acclaimed contributions is his seminal study on the sensitivity of the El Niño phenomenon to global warming Currently he studies sea level rise climate impacts on human migration and the long term predictability of the climate system He was lead author of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change In recognition of his scientific accomplishments he also received the Rosenstiel Award from the University of Miami The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    8111 Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Ruth D Gates Marine Biology Ruth Gates is a researcher with the Hawai i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Gates capitalizes on the combination of close proximity to living coral reefs and world class research infrastructure to address questions on how corals and reefs function Her work crosses spatial scales and molecules to ecosystems it employs tools from the fields of molecular cell and computational biology biochemistry physiology and ecology Her goal is to build human biological and educational capacity to slow and stop declines in reef integrity and to improve the prognosis for coral reefs in the face of intensifying impacts from climate change and human use She mentors postdoctoral fellows graduate students and undergraduates and works with a diversity of national and international collaborators that encompass biologists engineers writers and artists The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching Select a recipient

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Andrew Howard Astronomy Andrew Howard is an assistant astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa He has discovered dozens of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun in our Milky Way galaxy Using telescopes in Hawai i and in space he explores the chemical compositions formation histories and diversity of these extrasolar planets Howard s research team was the first to show that an Earth size extrasolar planet is made of rock and iron like Earth and that temperate Earth size planets are common in our galaxy The latter study was recognized by the 2013 Cozzarelli Prize for the top paper in the physical and natural sciences in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences He is enabling future discoveries by developing the next generation of planet finding instruments for telescopes on Mauna Kea The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching Select a

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Award Winner Magdy Iskander Electrical Engineering Magdy Iskander is a professor of Electrical Engineering at UH Mānoa and the director of the Hawai i Center for Advanced Communications HCAC One of the most innovative and influential researchers in electromagnetics Iskander has made significant contributions to electromagnetic theory and applications He has published numerous papers and obtained eight patents His pioneering research on microwave stethoscope technology promises breakthroughs in affordable healthcare and patient monitoring in remote communities Iskander received numerous awards including the UH Regent s Medal for Excellence in Teaching and two international Distinguished Educator awards from IEEE the largest electrical engineers organization in the world HCAC is a partner in the NSF Industrial University Research Center on telecommunications with four other U S universities and has collaborations with centers from China Taiwan France and Spain An NSF review praised HCAC for outstanding scholarly research contributions exceptional facilities and the innovative Research Experience for Teachers outreach program for middle schools The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Research Research Medal Award Winner Bin Wang Meteorology Bin Wang is a professor and chair at the Department of Meteorology at the University of Hawai i and a team leader at the International Pacific Research Center Wang is a world renowned meteorologist specializing in climate and atmospheric dynamics and has pioneered greater understanding of the dynamics and predictability of tropical climate and global monsoons in the Asian Pacific region He has shared his expertise and insights through more than 260 scholarly publications and participated in pivotal international scientific conferences He influences the future of the field through his extraordinary commitment to training PhD graduates and postdoctoral associates some of which have now become prominent scientists in the field Wang was elected as a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2008 in recognition of his distinguished contributions to atmospheric research and service to the community He received the Scientist of the Year award from ARCS Foundation in 2012 The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Street Honolulu HI 96822 808 956 8111 Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Roger Ames Philosophy Roger Ames is a professor in the Department of Philosophy College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Ames joined UH in 1978 and his work has taken him around the world He received his doctorate from the University of London studied Chinese philosophy in China and Japan and was a visiting professor at National Taiwan University Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University He has also lectured extensively worldwide Ames work is a major reason the University of Hawai i has become the acknowledged world center of comparative philosophy Almost all of Ames books have been translated into Chinese by a generation of Chinese scholars and they have been published by China s leading university and trade publishing houses The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching Select a recipient for more about that individual

    Original URL path: http://hawaii.edu/about/awards/research.php?award=ames (2016-02-15)
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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Christopher Bae Anthropology Christopher Bae is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa He is also a full member of the Center for Korean Studies and the Center for Chinese Studies at UH Mānoa Bae actively conducts paleoanthropological field and laboratory research in Korea China and Japan and has published quite extensively He has more than 50 publications to date including three edited volumes and more than 35 journal articles many of them appearing in high impact factor international peer reviewed journals Among his extramural research grants Bae received a prestigious five year 1 2 million research grant from the Academy of Korean Studies 2010 2015 to investigate the question of the earliest peopling of the Korean Peninsula from a multidisciplinary research perspective Read a University of Hawai i Mālamalama article on Bae The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching

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