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Michelle Stuhlmacher, PhD student in geography, has been selected for the prestigious Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Only 200 of the most qualified Young Researchers are selected for this opportunity!
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is a one-week event combining scientific, social and outreach activities. The recipients of the most prestigious awards in Mathematics and Computer Science, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal (including the Nevanlinna Prize for contributions in “Mathematical Aspects of Information Science”), the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing are invited to participate in the Forum.
According to Michelle, "It is an honor to be selected to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. My research in geography involves the application of big data, image processing, and machine learning to remote sensing. Despite my application of methods from computer science, I very rarely I have the opportunity to interact with the scholars that produce the image processing and machine learning scholarship that I build my remote sensing analysis from. Attending the week-long meeting in Germany will give me a chance to interact with those at the cutting edge of these fields in computer science and mathematics. Additionally, learning about how I am applying their methods to questions of environmental sustainability could be of potential interest to many of the leading scholars in computer science."
Congratulations on this outstanding honor and achievement!