CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfram technologies have long been a major force in many areas of industry and research. Leaders in organizations and institutions have played a major role in pushing the boundaries of how the Wolfram technology stack helps a growing diversity of fields, disciplines and industries succeed through innovation.
Founder and CEO Stephen Wolfram recognized nine such recipients with the Wolfram Innovator Award at the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Illinois. "It's fun to create this stuff, but it's perhaps even more fun to see all the impressive ways people use it," Wolfram said.
This year's winners include:
- For developing a customized framework in Mathematica with over 800 new Wolfram Language functions:
Youngjoo Chung, a professor at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, where he and his student researchers use the Wolfram Language for symbolic computing in mathematical physics.
- For creating an optimized computer vision algorithm in the Wolfram Language:
Massimo Fazio, a professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham's School of Medicine, where he uses the Wolfram Language for optical coherence tomography and image processing in ophthalmological applications.
- For innovating new classes of vehicle systems using Wolfram SystemModeler:
David Milner, a senior research engineer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he uses Wolfram technologies for systems modeling and simulation in mechanical engineering applications for military combat vehicles.
- For developing educational digital humanities curricula using computational thinking and the Wolfram Language:
Peter Nilsson, the director of research, innovation and outreach at Deerfield Academy, where he teaches English and developed the first high-school-level digital humanities course using the Wolfram Language.
- For using Wolfram SystemModeler and Mathematica for high-performance computing and minimizing risk:
C. Christopher Reed, an applied mathematician at the Aerospace Corporation, where he uses Wolfram technologies for modeling and simulating structural engineering projects.
- For implementing inventive trading workflows using Wolfram Finance Platform:
Tarkeshwar Singh, a software engineer and quantitative analyst at Quiet Light Securities who brought high-performance Wolfram technologies into workflows for the support of financial derivative trading operations.
- For implementing the Wolfram Language in high-volume data analysis for optimal health outcomes:
Marco Thiel, a personal chair at the University of Aberdeen and affiliated with the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, where he uses Wolfram technologies in academic research, collaboration with industry and university teaching.
- For building a cutting-edge enterprise analytics and reporting system in the Wolfram Language:
Andrew Yule, an oil- and gas-flow assurance specialist at Assured Flow Solutions, where he developed an internal toolkit written entirely in the Wolfram Language that is deployed to his colleagues through Wolfram Enterprise CDF technologies and used by everyone in the company.
- For modernizing mathematics education and improving student test scores using Wolfram technologies:
The Mathematical Methods Computer-Based Exam System Team at the Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which uses Wolfram products to help students use technology to improve learning outcomes. The award was accepted by David Leigh-Lancaster, mathematics curriculum manager.
Winners are nominated by Wolfram Research employees and selected by a panel of experts.
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