AUSTIN, Texas—Two faculty members of The University of Texas at Austin have been named recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2007.
Lexing Ying, assistant professor of mathematics, and Helmut Koester, assistant professor of neurobiology, will each receive $45,000 over two years to be used on research of their choice.
Ying works in computational and applied mathematics. His research focuses on developing efficient algorithms for the solution of partial differential equations.
Koester is developing new tools and methods to study how neuronal networks function at the circuit level and how their function arises from their structure. The purpose of his research is to understand how biological neuronal networks process inputs and how networks change with learning and memory.
Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded every year by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.
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