CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfram technologies have emerged as a major force in many areas of industry and research. Passionate individuals have played a major role in advancing the use of the Wolfram technology stack. Founder and CEO Stephen Wolfram recognized six deserving recipients with the Wolfram Innovator Award at the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Ill.
"It's really interesting to see this great diversity of topics and backgrounds of the people who use our technology," said Wolfram. "Each year we pick out a few people who we think have done really cool things."
This year's winners are:
- Samer Adeeb is an associate professor of structural engineering at the University of Alberta working on internal pressure in the failure strain of pipelines with circumferential flaws.
- Ruth Dover is a mathematics teacher at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Since 2002, Dover has helped shape how teachers use Mathematica, providing significant insight and contributions to all class demo courseware.
- Brian Kanze is a data scientist at Georgia-Pacific and, as a college student, introduced Mathematica to the University of New Jersey. Kanze helped elevate his company's tools to better forecast and predict product usage, enhance reporting and plan employee schedules.
- Maik Meusel is working to inject technology into education in the areas of course creation, deployment and assessment. Using Wolfram technologies, he wants to give students real-world problems with real-world data and educators the high-tech tools they need.
- Bryan Minor is the chief scientist at Acquisio. Thanks to his work using the Wolfram Language and Private Cloud, Acquisio is three-times faster at implementing algorithms in production. It is now easy to test in production, and the need for non-mathematics trained software developers implementing algorithms has been eliminated.
- Richard Scott is the director of bioimaging/biostatistics and pathology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is working to commercialize image-based prostate cancer prediction models and developed a microscope system that helps reveal proteins related to cancer progression and tissue structure.
Winners are nominated by company employees and selected by a panel of Wolfram experts.
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