Celebrating our colleagues

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Each month, Bulletin highlights and celebrates the achievements of our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.

Since Bulletin was last published, congratulations include those to:

Professor Antonella Sorace has been honoured by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. Professor Sorace’s election is in recognition of her contributions to the science of multilingualism, and for creating a scalable global model for bringing the science of multilingualism to public and policy spheres. She said: “I am delighted to receive this honour from AAAS, which not only recognises the value of research on multilingualism but also highlights the ongoing importance of making research accessible to society.”

Two University lecturers have been awarded medals from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy. The RSE Rosemary Hutton Medal is awarded to Dr Karen Lythgoe, NERC Independent Research Fellow, for her outstanding contributions to the understanding of Earth structure and processes on multiple scales with novel, dense, high-resolution seismometer arrays and the analysis of the resulting vast datasets. The RSE Dame Muriel Spark Medal is awarded to Dr Deval Desai, Reader in International Economic Law, Edinburgh Law School, for his leadership in pushing forward the horizons of scholarship that builds on Global South experiences.

Victor Elvira has been awarded the 2024 EURASIP Early Career Award which is given to an outstanding researcher or engineer working within the technical scope of EURASIP at an early or mid-stage of their career whose current work shows not only significant scientific achievements but also high potential to advance scientific knowledge through novel, timely and significant endeavours. Victor was awarded the prize for his contributions in the theory and practice of Importance Sampling and Particle Filtering methodologies.