AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Jack Xin, a professor of mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected for a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.
Dr. Jack Xin
Xin is one of 184 scientists, artists and scholars in the United States and Canada to become a 2003 Guggenheim Fellow. More than 3,200 individuals applied for this year’s fellowships, which were given based on distinguished past achievements and exceptional promise.
Xin is being recognized for his work on wave propagation in multi-scale media, and for his more recent application of differential equations to the processing of speech and other sounds. The work may help improve the quality of sounds detected by hearing-impaired individuals who rely on sound-processing devices such as digital hearing aids. Xin also recently has used mathematics to model the motion of vocal cords.
He joined the university in 1999 as a professor after spending seven years on faculty at the University of Arizona. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Beijing University in 1985 and a doctor’s degree in mathematics from New York University in 1990. Xin then held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Princeton University.
His previous honors include recognition in 2002 as a highly cited author in mathematics by Essential Science Indicators of the Thompson Corp., and being a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant for information technology research.
The 2003 Guggenheim Fellows include faculty from 89 institutions. They are among more than 15,000 who have received the fellowships since 1925. Previous scientific recipients of the fellowships include Nobel laureates Linus Pauling and James Watson.
For more information contact: Barbra Rodriguez, College of Natural Sciences, 512-232-0675.