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Mojtaba wins 2018 MolSSI Software Fellowship

Mojtaba was awarded a 2018 Phase-I MolSSI Software Fellowship yesterday. These prestigious awards by the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) recognize advanced graduate students and postdocs pursuing the development of software infrastructure, middleware, and frameworks that will benefit the broader field of computational molecular sciences, including biomolecular and macromolecular simulation, quantum chemistry, and materials science. In addition to a generous stipend, fellows receive specialized training in state-of-the-art software design principles and tools, and they engage in outreach and educational efforts organized by the MolSSI.
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Atif, Mojtaba, and Johannes at MLSE 2018

Atif, Mojtaba, and Johannes are in Pittsburgh (PA) this week for Machine Learning in Science and Engineering 2018. Mojtaba will present a poster on Wednesday titled “Software Development and its Application for Predicting Optical Properties in Molecular Space: ChemML Program Suite, Machine Learning in Science and Engineering“, Atif will have a poster on Friday on “Harnessing Virtual High-Throughput Screening and Machine Learning for the Discovery of Novel High-Refractive-Index Polymers“, and Johannes will give an invited talk discussing “Advancing Molecular Property Predictions and Design with Machine Learning” on Friday as well. All presentations are part of the MLSE Symposium on Predicting
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Shirish gives final MSc project presentation, becomes 4th MSc of the group

Shirish Sivaraj gave his project presentation titled “ChemBDDB: A Software-Assisted Database Infrastructure for the Exploration of Chemical and Materials Space” today, has thus completed all his degree requirements, and is now the 4th MSc coming out of the group. Congrats, Shirish! Shirish will stay on with the group while he is planning and fleshing out his next career move, so it’s not quite time to say goodbye, yet.
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Johannes wins 2018 Meyerson Award

Johannes was awarded the 2018 President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring today. The Meyerson Award was established to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at UB, and it the highest university award given specifically for undergraduate mentoring. Only one member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has received this award before and awards to junior faculty are very rare.
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