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New faculty members appointed

Princeton NJ -- The Board of Trustees has appointed two new professors, two new associate professors and one new assistant professor to the faculty.

Jianqing Fan has been named professor of operations research and financial engineering, effective Sept. 1, 2003. A specialist in statistics, he has served as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina and at Chinese University of Hong Kong over the last 14 years. He also has been chair of the statistics department of Chinese University, where he received teaching awards in 2001 and 2002.

Fan received the 2000 President's Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association. He served on the board of the International Chinese Statistical Association from 2000 to 2002.

The author of three books, Fan serves as associate editor of The Annals of Statistics, the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistica Sinica. He earned his bachelor's degree from Fudan University in China, his master's degree from Academia Sinica in China and his doctoral degree from the University of California-Berkeley.

Gang Tian was named professor of mathematics, effective Sept. 1, 2003. His field of specialization is algebraic geometry and Riemannian geometry. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1995, most recently as the Simons Professor of Mathematics. He also has been a professor in China at Peking University since 1991 and at Academia Sinica since 1988.

Tian began his career as a faculty member at Princeton from 1988 to 1990. He then taught at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences before going to MIT.

Tian received the Alan Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation in 1994 and the Oswald Veblen Prize from the American Mathematical Society in 1996. He serves as editor of the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, of Communications in Analysis and Geometry and of Geometry and Topology. He earned his bachelor's degree from Nanking University, his master's degree from Peking University and his doctoral degree from Harvard University.

Jillian Buriak was named associate professor of chemistry with continuing tenure, effective July 1, 2003. A specialist in organometallic chemistry, she has been on the faculty at Purdue University since 1997. She received Purdue's School of Science Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2000.

Buriak also has been awarded a Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award, a National Science Foundation Career Award, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a Cottrell Teacher-Scholar Fellowship from the Research Corp. and a Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon chemistry honor society. She holds several patents.

A graduate of Harvard University, she holds her doctoral degree from Université Louis Pasteur in France. She conducted postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute in California.

Brigid Doherty was named associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures with continuing tenure, effective Feb. 1, 2003. A specialist in German culture, she has been a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University since 1996, serving in the Department of the History of Art and the Humanities Center.

Doherty has been the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including a 2002 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend and a 2002-03 Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and Humanities. She is the author of an interdisciplinary study of modernist art, literature and aesthetic theory on Weimar Germany.

A graduate of Stanford University, Doherty was a Fulbright Fellow at Freie Universität in Berlin. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of California-Berkeley. She is the founder and coordinator of the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Fellows Program at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Joseph Fowler was named assistant professor of physics for a term of three and one-half years starting Feb. 1, 2003. A postdoctoral fellow at Princeton since 2000, his field of specialization is cosmology. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rice University and his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago.

In other academic personnel action, Jennifer Johnson, lecturer in mathematics, was promoted to senior lecturer for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2003.

 
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February 10, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 15
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Contents

Page one
Abraham: U.S. participation in international fusion effort builds on success at PPPL
Astrophysicist reaches for the stars and more
Computer program reveals optimum structure for new composites

Inside
Figuring out how the universe works
New P-Rides bus service launched
Science on Saturday lectures offered

People
Nugent named president of Kenyon
Hargadon chosen to deliver baccalaureate address
New faculty members appointed

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Campus buildings: additions and subtractions
Calendar of events


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