January 31, 2023

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Four UW researchers have been named AAAS Fellows in 2022: From left to proper — Emily M. Bender; John Marzluff; Sean D. Sullivan; Deborah Illman.College of Washington

Four College of Washington researchers have been named AAAS Fellows, in line with a Jan. 31 announcement by the American Affiliation for the Development of Science. They’re amongst 506 new fellows from all over the world elected in 2022, who’re acknowledged for his or her “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements” in science and engineering.

A practice courting again to 1874, election as an AAAS Fellow is a lifetime honor, and all fellows are anticipated to fulfill the generally held requirements {of professional} ethics and scientific integrity. The brand new fellows can be celebrated in Washington, D.C., in summer time 2023.

This yr’s UW AAAS fellows are:


Emily M. BenderCorinne Thrash, College of Washington

Emily M. Bender, professor in the Division of Linguistics, is honored for demonstrating the function of grammar in pure language processing (NLP), extending computational modeling to less-studied languages, and elevating moral points in NLP – an interdisciplinary area involved with the interactions between computer systems and human language. Bender research the societal impacts of language expertise, what it means for analysis and design of such expertise, and the best way to embody it in the NLP curriculum. She’s taught seminars on the subject and in 2021 co-chaired the ethics assessment committee for the North American Chapter of the Affiliation for Computational Linguistics. Bender’s areas of focus embody information documentation and the risks of particular expertise, resembling giant language fashions and chatbots used for search. She has labored to make linguistics accessible to pc scientists in NLP, giving tutorials at main conferences and writing two related books. Bender additionally research how computational strategies can serve the needs of linguistic evaluation and the way linguistic data can be utilized to enhance the efficiency of pure language processing techniques. She has led the event of the LinGO Grammar Matrix, a framework supporting the creation of broad-coverage, precision, applied grammars for numerous languages. Her different pursuits embody sociolinguistic variation, or the methods audio system manipulate their languages to create type and register.


John Marzluff, a professor of wildlife science in the UW College of Environmental and Forest Sciences, is honored for advances in our understanding of how people affect birds, and for speaking the significance of birds to the general public. Marzluff’s lab research the connection between people and birds to find the best way to greatest preserve wildlife in our trendy, human-dominated world. He focuses totally on corvids — ravens, crows and jays — however he has additionally labored with falcons and hawks all through North America and tundra-nesting birds in the Arctic. Marzluff is also in all of the ways in which birds have an effect on folks. He has written quite a few books for researchers and lay audiences, together with “Welcome to Subirdia” and “In Search of Meadowlarks.” Marzluff is a member of the board of editors for Ecological Functions, member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s restoration crew for the critically endangered Mariana crow, a fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union and a Nationwide Geographic Society Explorer.


Sean D. SullivanUniversity of Washington

Sean D. Sullivan, professor of pharmacy and of well being providers, is honored for his work on medical and drug protection and reimbursement insurance policies, in addition to for creating research to deal with advanced medical questions. Sullivan, who served because the dean of the UW College of Pharmacy from 2014 to 2022, was elected in 2020 to the Nationwide Academy of Medication. He was one of many few folks from the pharmacy area named to the academy, among the many highest honors in well being and medication. Sullivan is widely known for pioneering U.S. tips for evidence-based most well-liked drug lists, often known as drug formularies. With insurers, he created the value-based formulary, which emphasizes a drug’s medical effectiveness slightly than its price, and was the primary well being economist to serve on panels for world respiratory tips, incorporating financial issues into suggestions. His analysis focuses on well being expertise evaluation, medical decision-making, and the financial analysis of medical expertise, together with prescribed drugs. A member of the UW school since 1992, Sullivan holds adjunct appointments in the College of Medication and in the Public Well being Sciences Division on the Fred Hutch Most cancers Middle. Sullivan is presently on sabbatical on the London College of Economics and Political Science, and can return to UW this fall.

Deborah Illman is being acknowledged for excellence in science and technical communication as a practitioner, teacher and mentor, notably for her dedication to the communication of science to the general public. Her analysis and educating actions on the UW centered on science communication and media protection of science and expertise. She developed and taught programs for undergraduate and graduate college students on writing about science for normal audiences in addition to on scientific and technical communication. Most just lately, she obtained a Skilled Improvement Fellowship from the Nationwide Science Basis (NSF) to check psychological fashions of viewers and decision-making in science and expertise communication. Beforehand, her analysis on accuracy in science information reporting obtained help from the NSF Ethics and Values Program in Science, Expertise, and Society. Illman additionally directed the Chemistry Communication Management Institute, and in 2006, with funding from an NSF Discovery Corps Senior Fellowship, she centered on speaking about giant and long-term multidisciplinary analysis efforts utilizing the NSF Science and Expertise Facilities as a case research. Illman is a former Affiliate Editor of Chemical & Engineering Information, the official information publication of the American Chemical Society, and he or she was founding editor of Northwest Science & Expertise.

Tag(s): Faculty of Arts & Sciences • Faculty of the Setting • Deborah Illman • Division of Linguistics • Emily M. Bender • Fred Hutchinson Most cancers Analysis Middle • John Marzluff • College of Environmental and Forest Sciences • College of Pharmacy • Sean D. Sullivan • UW Medication

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