UW News

April 20, 2016

4 UW professors elected as fellows in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four University of Washington professors join 172 other academics as newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the group announced Wednesday.

Anna Karlin is a professor of computer science & engineering. Her research is primarily in theoretical computer science: the design and analysis of algorithms, particularly probabilistic and online algorithms. She also works at the interface between theory and other areas, such as economics and game theory, data mining, operating systems, networks and distributed systems.

Dr. Lawrence Loeb is a professor of biochemistry and pathology and principal investigator at Loeb Lab. His research focuses on the role of mutations in the initiation and progression of human cancers. The goal of his lab is to understand the relationships between DNA damage, mutations and cancer.

Donald Grayson is a professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology. His research interests involve understanding interrelationships between people and the biotic landscapes with which they interact.

Patricia Ebrey is a professor of history with an emphasis on early imperial China and the Song dynasty. She has written numerous books and articles including most recently a biography on Emperor Huizong.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Current research focuses on higher education, the humanities, and the arts; science and technology policy; global security and energy; and American institutions and the public good.