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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has named Professor Ian Waitz of aeronautics/astronautics an AIAA Fellow. The distinction is presented by the AIAA and its board to members who have made "notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology thereof in aeronautics and astronautics."

The studio led by Arindam Dutta and Mark Goulthorpe, associate professors of architecture, has won the 2006 Rotch Travelling Studio grant. The grant was established to augment the education of architecture students at the highest level of scholarship within a studio format. The studio will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, and Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Jacob Fox, a senior in mathematics, received the 2006 Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematics by an Undergraduate Student. The Morgan Prize is presented annually by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. According to the award citation, Fox's research "exhibits a formidable ability to get to the heart of the issues in the problems at hand, and the ability to develop extremely ingenious and novel techniques."

John R. Williams, professor of information engineering and civil and environmental engineering and director of the Auto-ID lab, was named one of the 50 most powerful people in networking by Network World magazine in its Dec. 26, 2005, issue.

Rodney Brooks, director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and professor of robotics, was named a 2005 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. Brooks was recognized for his contributions to artificial intelligence and robotics.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 1, 2006 (download PDF).

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