Dr. Nie Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)

12/2014 Professor Qing Nie recently was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Societ (APS). Election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than 0.5% of the membership in the American Physical Society. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers.
The citation of his fellowship reads:
“For groundbreaking work on the application of mathematical and computational methods to important problems in systems biology.”
http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/fellowships/index.cfm

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UC Irvine Mathematicians, Princeton Ecologist Publish Intriguing Stem Cell Findings in PNAS

03/2014 Just as humans decide how much of their wealth to spend versus passing it on to their children, stem cells may divide and re-create based on whether it’s more important for them to conserve their genetic identity or pass along a portion of other, nongenetic information to the next generation, according to a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The novel approach modeled in the paper is the result of a unique collaboration between UC Irvine mathematicians and Simon Levin, a Princeton University ecologist who’s a distinguished visiting professor with UC Irvine’s Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. “It’s a really interesting breakthrough integrating knowledge from biology, applied math and economics,” said co-author Qing Nie, a UC Irvine math professor whose former postdoctoral fellow Jinzhi Lei (now at Tsinghua University in Beijing) is lead author. The findings could be valuable in the development of lifesaving stem cells. (UCI Press)
The paper is also highlighted in the PNAS’s Early Edition issue for the month of March.

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Dr. Nie Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

12/2013 Dr. Qing Nie was recently named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was selected for his work related to the field of systems biology and for developing pioneering educational programs for training students in mathematical and systems biology. “I’m excited and honored to be elected fellow of AAAS,” says Professor Nie. “This acknowledgement is also a testament to UCI’s strengths in both research and education at the interface between mathematics and biology.” Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
This year, 388 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Click here to read the formal announcement. The award ceremony was held at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in mid February.

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