The list of 2010 MacArthur Fellows was released at 12:01 a.m. EST,
Tuesday, September 28, and high school science educator and Dos Pueblos
Engineering Academy Director Amir Abo-Shaeer is among the 23 recipients. Abo-Shaeer earned both his Bachelor's and Master's in Mechanical Engineering at UCSB.
In the weeks after the Deepwater Horizon accident, as plumes of oil rose
from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to form vast slicks on the sea
surface, Igor Mezic of the University of California, Santa Barbara,
decided to figure out a better way of predicting how that oil would
Graduate student Florian Dorfler has won the 2010 American Control
Conference (ACC) Best Student Paper Award. Florian's winning paper is
titled "Synchronization and Transient Stability in Power Networks and
Non-Uniform Kuramoto Oscillators." It is co-authored with his advisor Francesco Bullo.
For more information, Florian's website is http://engr.ucsb.edu/~dorfler