UBC IT security expert, mathematician awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

UBC mathematician Young-Heon Kim and computer scientist Andrew Warfield have received 2012 Sloan Research Fellowships. Given out annually since 1955, the prestigious fellowships recognize North American early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders.

Computer Science Asst. Prof. Warfield holds the Canada Research Chair in Computer Systems and Security. He is an expert in virtualization, device driver stability, distributed storage, security (specifically DDoS prevention and intrusion prevention) and high-availability.

Kim’s research is focused on partial differential equations and geometric analysis, including analysis and geometry of optimal transportation and monge-ampere equations and evolution equations and applications. He is an assistant professor in the department of Mathematics.

More than 15 UBC Science researchers have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships over the past decade. Administered and funded by the Sloan Foundation, 126 fellowships were awarded in 2012. To qualify, candidates must first be nominated by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Fellows receive $50,000 to be used to further their research.

To view a list of recent UBC Science Sloan Fellows, visit: http://science.ubc.ca/research/awards