Microsoft researchers amongst 2014 Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has elected Microsoft Research’s Jennifer Chayes and Leslie Lamport as Fellows.

Chayes, a Microsoft distinguished scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City, and Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, join the ranks of Academy Fellows such as of Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Mead and Martin Luther King Jr.

“The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s most highly esteemed honorary societies, and selection for membership is an exceptional achievement,” says Jeannette Wing, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research, who is also an Academy Fellow.

Chayes is best known for her work on phase transitions, and on models and properties of networks. She is one of the world’s top experts in the modeling and analysis of dynamically growing networks. Lamport was named March 18 as winner of the 2013 A.M. Turing Award, considered the Nobel Prize of computing.

To read more about Chayes and Lamport and what it takes to become part of the AAAS, go to Inside Microsoft Research.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff