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John Rinzel Named SIAM Fellow for Contributions to Mathematical Neuroscience and Physiology

April 1, 2013

John Rinzel, a professor in NYU’s Center for Neural Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been named a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellow for his “contributions to mathematical neuroscience and mathematical physiology,” the organization said in announcing its 2013 fellows.

A SIAM Fellowship is a designation conferred on members distinguished for their outstanding contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science.

Among Rinzel’s research were co-authored studies, with Pablo Jercog, a former graduate student at NYU’s Department of Physics and Center for Neural Science, identifying mechanisms the brain uses to help process sound localization cues. Their findings, which appeared in the journals PLoS Biology and Nature Neuroscience, focused on how the brain computes the different arrival times of sound into each ear to estimate the location of its source.

SIAM, which selected 33 fellows this year, is an international community of more than 13,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists, and other scientists and engineers. The society aims to advance the fields of applied mathematics and computational science by publishing journals and books, sponsoring conferences, and through various other programs.

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John Rinzel Named SIAM Fellow for Contributions to Mathematical Neuroscience and Physiology

John Rinzel, above, a professor in NYU’s Center for Neural Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, has been named a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellow for his “contributions to mathematical neuroscience and mathematical physiology,” the organization said in announcing its 2013 fellows.


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