Professor Honored for
Jan Allebach, the Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the 2016
Edwin H. Land Medal jointly awarded by the
Optical Society of America and the Society
for Imaging Science and Technology.
Allebach, who also
is a professor of
cited for “diverse
of widely used
for digital printing,
processing and color management, and also
for leadership as an educator and researcher
in the field of electronic imaging.”
The inventor of 31 issued patents, Allebach
has published more than 105 papers in
refereed journals and over 349 confer-
ence publications. He is a member of the
National Academy of Engineering and a
Fellow of the National Academy of Inven-
tors. The results of his research on image
rendering algorithms have been licensed
to major vendors of imaging products, and
can be found in tens of millions of units
that have been sold worldwide. ;
Four Purdue Professors Named Fellows
of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science
David F. Bahr
Bruce A. Craig
Laurence Baker Leonard
Timothy S. Zwier
Four Purdue University professors have been awarded the
distinction of fellow from the American Association for
the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general
The professors are being honored for their efforts toward
advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
The fellows from Purdue are:
; David F. Bahr, head and professor in the School of
Materials Engineering, for significant contributions
to research and education in materials science and
engineering, particularly for advances in experimental studies of materials reliability across length scales.
; Bruce A. Craig, professor of statistics and director of
Purdue’s Statistical Consulting Service in the College
of Science, for important contributions to science
through collaboration between the biological sciences
and statistics, and for administrative leadership and
mentoring in statistical consulting and collaboration.
; Laurence Baker Leonard, Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing
Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field of
child language development and to the understanding and treatment of language disorders, including
specific language impairment.
; Timothy S. Zwier, department head and M.G.
Mellon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the
College of Science, for distinguished contributions
to the fields of molecular spectroscopy and chemical
dynamics, particularly for the development of laser-based methods for single-conformation spectroscopy.
The 2015 fellows were honored in February at the AAAS
annual meeting in Washington D.C.
The tradition of selecting fellows began in 1874. Members
can be considered for the rank of fellow if nominated by
the steering group of their respective sections, by three
fellows or by the association’s chief executive officer.
Each steering group then reviews nominations within its
respective section and forwards a final list to the association’s council. The nomination involves all disciplines of
science and engineering, which makes it broader than any
technical society. Additional information is available at