Institute Announcements

07/01/2014 12:19:52
Douglas Smith
Frederick Burtis Thompson, professor of applied philosophy and computer science, emeritus, passed away on May 27, 2014. The research that Thompson began in the 1960s helped pave the way for today's "expert systems" such as IBM's supercomputer Jeopardy! champ Watson and the interactive databases used in the medical profession. His work provided quick and easy access to the information stored in such systems by teaching the computer to understand human language, rather than forcing the casual user to learn a programming language.
Caltech Professor of Applied Science and Philosophy Frederick B. Thompson
06/30/2014 12:12:54
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, at Caltech passed away on Wednesday, June 25.
06/26/2014 14:13:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Paul H. Patterson, the Anne P. and Benjamin F. Biaggini Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus, passed away on Wednesday, June 25. He was 70 years old.
06/02/2014 17:37:20
Cynthia Eller
Thomas W. Schmitt, former associate vice president for human resources, remarks, "I think Caltech does a better job of including staff as part of the community than any other place I know of."
05/30/2014 15:20:19
Douglas Smith
The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
40-Year Service Awardees
05/30/2014 08:48:53
Ann Motrunich
Chairman of the W. M. Keck Foundation and the grandson of its founder, William Myron Keck, Day is one of a select few to be recognized with this honor over the last 30 years, joining a roster of past recipients that includes Si Ramo, Gordon Moore, and Arnold Beckman.
05/29/2014 13:33:50
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Jennifer Daniels from the Central Utilities Plant to be honored at Caltech's 59th Annual Staff Service Awards.
05/19/2014 08:15:37
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New awards granted by the Resnick Sustainability Institute recognize emerging global innovators in energy science and environmental policy.
04/30/2014 12:36:07
Cynthia Eller
Three professors at Caltech—Gregory Fu, Fiona Harrison, and John Preskill—have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
04/23/2014 14:37:32
Douglas Smith
Allen E. Puckett (PhD '49), the engineer who helped father the delta-winged airplane, the guided missile, and the communications satellite, and who turned Hughes Aircraft into the nation's top provider of radar systems and other defense-related electronics, passed away at age 94.
Puckett JPL supersonic wind tunnel
04/17/2014 14:35:06
Katie Neith
Starting on July 1, 2014, John Dabiri (MS '03, PhD '05), professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, will serve as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
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